Candidate Profile
Dewayne Burns

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Dewayne Burns
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 58
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  100%
Empower Texans, 2015:  81%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  76%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  74%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  72%

83%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

1
Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Reported by Candidate

6
TX Hospital Association HOSPAC, TX Association of Realtors TREPAC, Texas Alliance for Life PAC, Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND, TX & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assoc. PAC, TX Bankers Association BANKPAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Brian Birdwell, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, Rob Orr
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Charlie Geren, Drew Darby, Joe Straus, Republican Women's Organizations, Rob Orr, Texans for Lawsuit Reform and 2 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
American Federation of Teachers, Association of Texas Professional Educators, International Association of Firefighters, Texas Parent PAC

Summary

25%

LIBERAL

75%

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.

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.

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?

We have all sinned and fallen from grace, thus anything influenced and run by humans can be flawed so we are to hold each other accountable. Our system of checks and balances allows for accountability.

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, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

We have a powerful God and I believe in his ultimate and divine power, thus life is his to give and take away especially when it comes to the unborn. The only possible exception could be in an extremely rare case where the mother would lose her own life.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I believe that the Bible is the ultimate truth and it reveals to all of us that the one true joy, the only true hope and the one and only savior is the son of God, Jesus Christ. That he was God in the form of man and he came to us to save us from our own sin and that Jesus died and was resurrected on the third day. I believe as Christians we are in a ministry every day, regardless of circumstances, location, occupation, etc. and that our job has been defined clearly by Jesus through the Great Commission. I view my position as a State Representative as an extension of ministry. This country cannot be saved by man alone and we must have a spiritual awakening in order to survive and continue to be blessed.

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.

I voted 100% Pro-Life - as indicated by Texas Right to Life. Rated in the top 25 conservative legislators by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and named a "Courageous Conservative" by the Texas Conservative Coalition. I co-authored the "Pastor Protection Act" and voted to reduce the franchise tax and raise the property tax exemption saving billions for Texas taxpayers. I stood with Governor Abbott in denouncing Obama's plan to force unvetted, Syrian refugees upon states and in denouncing Obama's trampling of our 2nd Amendment rights. I organized and hosted a first of it's kind "Pastor's Summit" with over sixty pastors in my area, along with Gov. Abbott, during his first trip to my district, in order to inform clergy about the Pastor Protection Act, provide for open communication and to encourage them to participate when it comes to involvement in elections. It's imperative that men and women of faith let their voices be heard at the polls.

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

info@burnsfortexas.com

Additional comment from candidate:

I am committed to serving the people of Johnson and Bosque Counties with honor and integrity. I view this position as an extension of ministry and will treat it as such. I will continue to be a conservative voice for District 58.


Background

Education
  • Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Agriculture, 1994
  • Texas A&M, College Station, Agricutlure, NA
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Cleburne Education Foundation, Charter Member
  • Johnson Co Economic Develpment Commission, Board Member
  • Johnson Co Emergency Services District, Fire Commissioner
  • Johnson Co Farm Bureau, President
  • First Baptist Church of Cleburne, Deacon
  • Cleburne Lions Club
  • Chisholm Trail 100
  • Ted Cruz Statewide Leadership Team, Charter Member
Offices
  • Cleburne ISD Board of Trustees, Held 3
  • Texas State Representative, Held 2
 

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