Candidate Profile
Ron Simmons

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Ron Simmons
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 65
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  89%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  78%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  72%
Empower Texans, 2015:  72%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  64%

79%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Texas Home School Coalition

Reported by Candidate

6
Texas Right to Life, Texas Life PAC, Texas Association of Business, Texas Conservative Coalition, Texas Alliance for Life, NRA and TSRA

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
13
Charles Lee Perry, Jane Nelson, Jonathan Stickland, Ken Paxton, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Matt Krause and 7 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
21
Accountability First, American Majority Action, Associated Builders and Contractors, Conservative Republicans of Texas, David Simpson, Eagle Forum and 15 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Firefighters

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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?

All people, both born again Christians and non Christians, descend from an ancestral line of sinners. Therefore we are all born with a sin nature and part of that sin nature makes us subject to things such as greed and abuse of power. Our forefathers knew this and through divine inspiration developed a system of government to hold us “in check” against our most carnal and self serving desires. SEE BELOW in BOX for Question 33

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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I do not believe abortion should be allowed under any circumstance other than the life of the mother being at risk.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Savior at an early age at Markham Street Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. I grew up in a Christian home and as a family we were very involved in our church and faith related activities. I believe that the Bible is the infallible, inspired word of God and believe that the only pathway to heaven is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Lisa and I chose to invest in a Christian education for our children, not for the academic emphasis but because we wanted our Children to be educated in a Christian world view environment. My faith is the most important part of my being.

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.

In the area of social conservative - I voted in favor and coauthored every pro life bill presented on the floor of the Texas House in the 83rd and 84th sessions. I also coauthored and voted for the Pastor Protection bill in the 83rd and 84th sessions. In the area of fiscal conservative - I voted for and coauthored the Franchise Tax Reduction bill and the Homestead Exemption Increase bill in the 84th session. I voted for, coauthored and joint authored bills removing any state money for toll roads. I voted for the appropriations bill in the 84th session that grew less than population plus inflation. I voted against the appropriations bill in the 83rd session that I felt was not as conservative as it should have been. I voted for the elimination of several occupational licenses where the health of the public was not in question.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

ron@ronsimmons.com 469-910-2115

Additional comment from candidate:

additional comments for question 24 - Throughout history there are countless examples where absolute power corrupts absolutely – we have a system, while constantly threatened, is designed to prevent such behavior by placing power first in the hands of the people and then, with the consent of the people, in the hands of three separate branches of government.


Background

Education
  • Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Bachelors, 1987
Work & Military
  • Retirement Advisors of America, Chairman, 25
Affiliations
  • Autism Society of America, Vice Chairman, National Board
  • Equip, Trainer
  • Prestonwood Baptist Church, Associate Teacher
  • Texas Office Preventable Developmental Disabilitie, Committee Member
  • NRA, Life Member
  • Furman University, Parents Council
  • Dallas Baptist University, Landry Leadership Steering Committee
  • Denton County Child Advocacy, Advisory Board
Offices
  • State Representative HD 65, Held 3 yrs
 

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