Candidate Profile
Rick Hagen

Republican , Texas


Rick Hagen
State Rep., Dist. 64

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations




Reported by Candidate

County Judge Mary Horn, Former State Rep Mary Denny, Former State Rep Jim Horn

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Michael Burgess, Myra Crownover, State Republican Party Organizations


Royce West







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.


Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

Free-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.


Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.


The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Our founding fathers understood the great danger of concentrating too much power in the hands of any single man or institution. History is full of such examples. they were wise to diffuse power across the branches of government, and between the federal government, the states and the people.

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Supreme Court, Voters, Congress

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only to save the life of the mother. Even in this circumstance, the family should consult with their spiritual advisor about the decision.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Catholic Christian. My beliefs and values follow the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I am a pro-life, pro-jobs, pro-Second Amendment conservative and I encourage voters to examine my beliefs and record for themselves at

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 940/391-3070

Additional comment from candidate:

I have worked in the Texas Legislature in Austin as Chief of Staff to State Representative Jim Horn. I know how to make good law and defeat bad law. I have worked in Austin on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals as a briefing attorney. I know how to interpret the law and the Constitution. I have worked as a felony prosecutor. I know how to enforce the law and the Constitution. For over two decades I have been defending the law and the Constitution. I do not need paid lobbyist or lawyers for special interest groups explaining the law to me. I have the credentials, the experience, and the judgment to represent this district.


  • University of Oklahoma Law School, Norman, Ok, J.D., 1990
  • Austin College, Sherman, Tx, B.A., 1986
Work & Military
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assocication, President, 2008
  • Denton County Republican Party, Lincoln's Cabinet
  • Denton Republican's Women's Club
  • Denton County Republican Assembly
  • Flower Mound Area Republican Club
  • Pachyderm Club of Denton County
  • Denton County Conservative Coalition
  • National Rifle Association, Life Member
  • North Texas Shooters Associaton
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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