Candidate Profile
Jodie Laubenberg

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Jodie Laubenberg
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 89
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  89%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  86%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  78%
Empower Texans, 2015:  75%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  74%

83%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Values Action

Reported by Candidate

6
Texas Home School Coalition, Heidi Group/Carol Everett - Life organization, Ann Hettinger - CWA State Chair (personal), Texas Right to Life, NRA - National Rifle Association, TLR - Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
21
ActRight, Bryan Hughes, Dwayne Bohac, Eagle Forum, GOPAC, Greg Abbott and 15 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
25
Associated Builders and Contractors, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Dan Patrick, David Dewhurst, David M. Sibley, Sr., Eagle Forum and 19 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, International Association of Firefighters, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

Summary

7%

LIBERAL

93%

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?

The nature of mankind is a fallen world filled with sin and selfish ambition. Our founding fathers believed that inherent nature of man needed to held in check. They believed government led by men needed to have checks and balances, hence the three branches with very defined responsibilities sharing governing authority. They wanted to prevent one individual from becoming the sole ruler/dictator/king. Liberty and freedom depend on the independence of individuals AND God's mercy and grace.

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.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The physical life of the mother.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again Believer in Jesus Christ. My values are defined by God's infallible scripture. My Christianity is the grid of my political decision making. My time in the legislature has reflected that in my votes and the legislation I support.

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.

As stated previously, I have voted my Christian values on marriage. (man & woman only) Life - I have carried and passed significant legislation to protect Life and defund PP. I have helped fellow colleagues with their legislation that support those values. I am equally conservative on fiscal issues. I was one of only 12 Republicans who voted NO on the small business-killing margins tax. (which was passed by R's) I worked to try and kill it with those few R's opposing the bill. I have voted against budgets that I felt did not reflect fiscal restraint. I am also an active defender of liberty, parental rights and privacy rights. I have carried and passed legislation protecting the personal DNA of our children. I stopped DPS from collecting more information than the law allowed on individuals. I have protected parental rights to decide on what vaccines their children receive and prevented the automatic placement in a state database. My votes are reliably conservative. VERY.

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

RepJodieLaubenberg@gmail.com 214-537-5275

Additional comment from candidate:

I am a fighter for the things I believe. I am running again for re-election because I offer leadership and experience for my district. God has allowed me many opportunities to accomplish things that have set our state apart from the rest of the country. It is not by accident that Texas leads the nation in job creation and the protection of Life. However, we are being faced with attacks on our fundamental Christian beliefs and principles. Talk is cheap. Action requires strong conviction and a proven record of standing against those who wish to destroy our religious liberties. I have that. I will continue the fight should the voters allow me another opportunity.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas, Austin, BA, 1980
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Church/Related Organizations, Supporter
  • Concerned Women for America, Supporter
  • NRA, Member
  • Various Pregnancy centers, Supporter
  • Republican Women Clubs, Supporter/Member
  • Liberty Institute, Supporter
  • Susan B Anthony List, Supporter
  • Texas Conservative Coalition, Board Member
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 12
  • City Council, Held 4
 

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