Candidate Profile
Wayne Smith

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Wayne Smith
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 128
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  66%
Empower Texans, 2015:  62%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  54%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  48%

71%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Equality Texas, 2015:  F

40%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

6
Texas Conservative Review - Gary Polland, Associated Republicans of Texas, Texas Alliance for Life, Harris Co. Comm. Jack Morman, Congressman Brian Babin, All local mayors and their predecessors

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
26
Associated Republicans of Texas, Bryan Hughes, Chuck Hopson, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Dan Flynn, Eagle Forum and 20 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
12
Associated Builders and Contractors, Conservative Republicans of Texas, David Dewhurst, David M. Sibley, Sr., Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Federation of Independent Business and 6 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
International Union of Police Associations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
International Association of Firefighters, International Union of Police Associations, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

Summary

10%

LIBERAL

90%

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.

Agree

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 Agree

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?

To protect religious freedom and personal liberty.

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 Supreme Court, and Congress.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only to save the life of the mother.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and a pro-life Republican. I proudly helped pass legislation to protect pastors who refuse to perform same-sex marriages. I voted to defund planned parenthood. And I have been endorsed by Texas Alliance for Life and Life PAC, and also had a 100% voting record with Texas Right to Life last session.

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.

Co-authored legislation to put more troopers on the border, and gave an additional $800 million in new border security funding. Co-authored legislation to increase the homestead exemption by $10 thousand, resulting in a $1.2 billion tax cut. Voted for a 25% reduction in the business margins tax, resulting in a $2.6 billion tax cut. Supported a state budget that stays beneath the constitutional spending cap, and leaves $11 billion in the state Rainy Day Fund. Helped to pass legislation that protects pastors who refuse to perform same sex marriages. Supported legislation to defund planned parenthood. 100% voting record with Texas Right to life last session. Endorsed by Texas Alliance for Life and LIFE PAC. In the 82nd Legislature I co-authored HB 12 which would have prohibited sanctuary city policies in Texas.

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

(281) 424-9881 waynesmithcampaign@gmail.com

Additional comment from candidate:

I hope to have your support for State Representative in House District 128!


Background

Education
  • Odessa College, Odessa, TX
  • Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  • UT Arlington, Arlington, TX, BS Civ Eng, 1868
Work & Military
  • US Army, Specialist, 4th class, 1968-70
Affiliations
  • Baytown Chamber of Commerce
  • Baytown Rotary Club
  • First Christian Church of Baytown
  • UT Arlington Alumni Association
  • Associated Republicans of Texas
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Rifle Association
Offices
  • State Rep, HD 128, Held 2003-present
 

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