Candidate Profile
Tom Oliverson

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Tom Oliverson
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 130
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

5
Cathie Adams, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Right to Life, Texas Values Action

Others

1
Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Reported by Candidate

6
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans, Texas Right to Life PAC, Concerned Women for America, Texas Homeschool Coalition, Conservative Republicans of Texas/Dr. Steven Hotze

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
13
Allen Fletcher, Andrew Harris, Brandon Creighton, Charles Schwertner, Dan Patrick, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 7 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Texans for Lawsuit Reform

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 Agree

Free-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

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?

Man has an innate predisposition to selfishness, self-centeredness and moral depravity. History tells us that even men ordained by God to lead, fall into the temptation to abuse their power, much as King David did with Bathsheba. In short, power corrupts...Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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?

None.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As a Christ follower, I have gratefully accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. By grace alone, I have been saved from my natural, sinful state through His substitutionary death at Calvary, thus restoring me to a right-standing relationship with God. I live in a God-centered universe and I see His intervention in our world as active and ongoing, according to His plan. I believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God from Gen. 1:1 to Rev. 22:21. My values and moral compass are aligned with what the Bible teaches. I am pro-life, pro-family, and pro-traditional (one man/one woman) marriage. I make no exceptions here, as these things are unambiguously biblical. I believe our nation was founded as a Christian nation, with His explicit blessing. As we are now rapidly running away from that origin, we are in danger of losing His blessings described in Deut. 8:19-20.

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.

Though I have not been elected to office yet and had a chance to establish a voting record on the issues, I have personally supported conservative candidates and helped them to get elected to office. I have been a member of conservative organizations such as Heritage Foundation and the NRA. My personal Twitter account, @Tomzzzdoc, will reveal a consistently conservative world view that began with the tweet "I support Joe Wilson!" on September 9, 2009. In the course of this election cycle, I have interviewed with many of the most respected conservative organizations in Texas, and they have all, without exception, chosen me over my opponent as the true conservative in this race. As have two of my original three opponents, upon exiting the race, declared me to be the conservative choice, and endorsed me.

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

Tom@Tomoliverson.com 713.554.9030

Additional comment from candidate:

no answer


Background

Education
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, M.D., 1999
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, B.S., 1994
  • Kingwood High School, Kingwood, H.S. diploma, 1990
Work & Military
  • Greater Houston Anesthesiology, Managing Partner, 2004-2016
  • Washington Univ. St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hosp., Resident in Anesthesiology, 2001-2003
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Intern in Internal Medicine, 2000-2001
Affiliations
  • Jersey Village Baptist Church, Sunday school teacher
  • The Met Baptist Church, Sunday school teacher
  • Family Life Ministries, Ministry Partner
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, Delegate, Committee Chair
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Alternate Delegate
  • BSA Troop 179, Assistant Scout Master
  • NRA, Patron Life Member, Golden Eagle
  • Wounded Warrior Project, Advance Guard Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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