Candidate Profile
Bill Zedler

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Bill Zedler
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 96
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  96%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  95%
Empower Texans, 2015:  94%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  84%

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Values Action, Young Conservatives of Texas

Reported by Candidate

6
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life, Texas Home School Coalition, Young Conservatives of Texas, Cathie Adams (President Texas Eagle Forum), N.E. Tarrant Tea Party PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
30
Associated Republicans of Texas, Brian Birdwell, Charles Lee Perry, College Republican National Committee, Dan Flynn, Empower Texans and 24 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
45
Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated Republicans of Texas, Bass Family PACs, Brian Birdwell, Bryan Hughes, Cathie Adams and 39 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, International Association of Firefighters, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Summary

4%

LIBERAL

96%

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 Founding Fathers believed that man is inherently sinful. It is the nature of man to seek power and personal gain. Limiting the power of government, as well as spreading and defining the power to separate branches, minimizes the risk of despotism and dictatorship.

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 believe that all innocent human life should be protected from the moment of conception until natural death.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God. I believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. That he was born of the Virgin Mary, that He was without sin, that He died on the cross for all human beings and rose again on the third day. That He currently sits at the right hand of the father. That whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have ever lasting life.

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.

During the 2015 session Bill Zedler received awards from the following conservative organizations: Texas Right to Life (Perfectly Pro-Life Legislator), Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (Tax Payer Hero), Texas Values Action (Faith & Family Champion). The following organizations that score legislators based on their voting record: Eagle Forum - A, Americans for Prosperity Texas - A +, Young Conservatives of Texas - B The non-partisan legislative scorecard by Political Science Professor Mark P. Jones of Rice University rated Bill Zedler the 10th most conservative member out of 150 member Texas House.

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

Bill@billzedler.org. &. 817-479-7295

Additional comment from candidate:

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, MBA, 1967
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, BBA, 1965
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, 1st Lt., 1967-1969
Affiliations
  • Park Springs Bible Church, Member-Former Board Chairman
  • Arlington Pregnancy Center, Advisory Board
  • Heritage Alliance, Contributor
  • Texas Conservative Coalition, Member
  • Focus on the Family, Contributor
  • American Family Association, Contributor
  • National Rifle Association, Contributor- member
  • Texas Eagle Forum, Contributor
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2011-Present
  • State Representative, Held 2003-2009
 

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