Candidate Profile
Chris Byrd

Republican , Texas


Chris Byrd
State Rep., Dist. 73

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Cathie Adams, David Barton, Christian Reporter News, Col. Roy White, USAF Ret., Concerned Women for America, Conservative Republicans of Texas and 2 more

Reported by Candidate

Cathie Adams, Texas Eagle Forum President, David Barton, President, Wallbuilders, State Board of Education Member Ken Mercer, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Concerned Women for America, Lt. General Leroy Sisco, US Army Ret

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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?

Man's sinful nature.

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, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

There is no justification for the destruction of an unborn child. In cases when the life of the mother is at stake, physicians must make their best effort to save both patients, with equal care given to mother and baby.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe there is only one true God, the God of the Bible, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Because of the sin nature of man and God's desire that no one should perish, the all-sovereign God (made up the Trinity) gave His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, so that man could enjoy eternity with God through the plan of salvation in the Bible. God Sovereign's will and direction for man is sufficient for man to govern his affairs and seek his salvation; thus, one's view of God determines his view of government.

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.

Throughout my life, I have advocated and advanced conservative principles. I co-founded a Christian and classical school and Early Act First Knight, a character and service curriculum sponsored in public and private schools by Rotary clubs. As a citizen, I worked and testified on the Pastor's Protection bill in 2015 and in 2013 and 2015 the American Law for American Courts (ALAC) bill, written to prevent courts from accepting foreign law (Sharia law). While in law school, I authored "The Right to Anonymity," a comprehensive study of the privacy rights secured by our Constitution, which was later published and used as a stimulus in changing a Texas privacy statute. At the age of 33, I won a Texas Supreme Court case, securing the right of Texans to testify on their own behalf in civil cases. I served as Counsel for the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. and I am Texas counsel for Act for America, which is focused on fighting against the implementation of Sharia.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 830-441-4708

Additional comment from candidate:

The moral fabric of the great sovereign State of Texas is getting ripped to shreds because good men and women and are doing little or nothing. which is why Proverb 3:27 is a favorite passages in the Bible that guides my life. I am committed to putting principle over politics, and I will fight to defend our liberties and advance conservative principles.


  • Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, BS in Accounting, 1980
  • Texas Tech, Lubbock, MBA/JD, 1984
Work & Military
  • OCC/Department of U.S. Treasure, National Bank Examiner, 1978-81
  • Various, Attorney, 1984-87, 2002-presen
  • Phillips Petrolum/Risk Management, 1990-2000
  • Diamond Shamrock, VP of Claims, 2000-2002
  • NRA, Member
  • Truth in Texas Textbooks, Counsel
  • ACT for America, Texas Counsel
  • Center for Security Policy, Counsel
  • Early Act First Knight (Character & service prog), Co-Founder and Counsel
  • Bartlesville American Christian School, Co-Founder, board member
  • Rotary International, Assistant Governor
  • Judge, Amarillo Municipal Court of Record, Held 1987-89

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