Candidate Profile
Briscoe Cain

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Briscoe Cain
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 128
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Cathie Adams, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Values Action

Reported by Candidate

6
Penny Nance, Pres. Concerned Women for America, Cathie Adams, Pres. Texas Eagle Forum, National Organization for Marriage, Judge Paul Pressler, Texas Home School Coalition, Michael Quinn Sulivan, Pres. of Empower Texans

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Matt Krause

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

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 Founders recognized the Biblical truth that man is inherently sinful and self centered.

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 (The People), Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am pro-life without exception. Abortion should be illegal in all circumstances.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

There is one and only one living and true God. Salvation is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Christ is the eternal Son of God, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man; it is perfect and without error. All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our lives and we have a duty to endeavor to spread the Gospel of Christ and to make disciples of the nations.

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.

These are just a few of things I've been blessed to be a part of in 2015. I represented the First Amendment rights of Texas police officer's when the City of Beaumont banned police officers from having Bible Study on their lunch break. When Houston wanted to allow Men to use Women's restrooms, I worked pro-bono with the Campaign for Houston. I served as an attorney on the case when Mayor of Houston subpoenaed the sermon's of area pastors. When two teachers were fired for standing up for their faith and refusing to call a six-year-old girl a boy as her same-sex dads demanded, I represented them pro-bono. When Texas Pastors wanted to tell the Texas Supreme Court about the need for Religious Liberty in education, I drafted and filed the amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court.

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

Briscoe@briscoecain.com

Additional comment from candidate:

Texans are tired of politicians saying one thing and doing another. We must elect servant leaders with a record that evidences what they believe is true. I believe that my record of defending the Religious Liberties of others and advocating for the unborn shows that I am man of action, not just words. I would be honored to have your vote.


Background

Education
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Juris Doctorate, 2012
  • University of Houston - Downtown, Houston, Texas, Bachelors of Arts, 2008
Work & Military
  • The Cain Law Firm, Owner, 2
  • Judge Paul Pressler, ret., Personal Assistant, 2
  • Texas State Guard, 1LT, 2
Affiliations
  • Right to Life Advocates, Inc. (Foundation for Life, Board Member
  • Operation Rescue, Texas State Legal Counsel
  • Pro-Life Future (Students for Life of America, Member Advisory Board
  • National Institute of Family & Life Adovacates, Founding Member of the Legal Advisory Counsel
  • Greater Harvest Community Church, Tenor on Worship Team
  • Advocates for Life at South Texas, Founder and Past President
Offices
  • House Dist. 129, Sought 2014
 

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