Candidate Profile
Dan Morenoff

Republican , Texas


Dan Morenoff
State Rep., Dist. 114

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations





Cathie Adams, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Right to Life, Texas Values Action, Young Conservatives of Texas

Reported by Candidate

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition PAC

Selected Contributions


Greg Abbott, Pete Olson







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.


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.


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.


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.

No Answer

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


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.


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.


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.


Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.


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


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

No Answer

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


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.


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

Men are fallen, self-serving creatures. As James Madison put it in Federalist Paper #51, "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."

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.

(1)God; (2) Voters; (3) Constitution; (4) Tie: Congress / Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should be allowed only when necessary to preserve the life of the mother.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm an active, affiliated American Jew. I attend a Conservative synagogue and send my children to a Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School. My beliefs and values are those of a traditionalist adherent to the oldest Judeo-Christian religion.

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


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

I've emerged as or worked for the leading Conservative everywhere I've ever been. As a college student, I ran Columbia's Conservative newspaper, which I believe was the only one in Manhattan at the time, while working on entitlement reform with Third Millennium. I worked for Phil Gramm, trying to make Social Security and Medicare sustainable and to fix health care policy before the Democrats ruined the market. I ran the Conservative debating society at the University of Chicago. I led the Dallas Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, America's main Conservative legal organization.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.; c: (214) 384-9708

Additional comment from candidate:

No Answer.


  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL, JD, 2001
  • Columbia College of Columbia University, New York, NY, BA, 1996
Work & Military
  • The Equal Voting Rights Institute, Founder and Executive Director, 4
  • The Morenoff Firm, PLLC, Lawyer, 4
  • Hughes & Luce, LLP (and Successor Firm), Lawyer, 10
  • Senator Phil Gramm, Legislative Staff, 2
  • Republican Jewish Coalition, Former President of North Texas Chapter
  • The Federalist Society, Former President of Dallas Lawyers' Chapter
  • Jewish Community Relations Council, Greater Dallas, Member of JCRC Advisory Council
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Co-Chairman of Cardozo Society
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Member of Planning and Allocations Committee
  • Akiba Academy of Dallas, Former Trustee
  • Congregation Shearith Israel, Former Director
  • Austin Street Shelter, Volunteer
  • None
  • None

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