Candidate Profile
Brent Graves

Republican , Texas


Brent Graves
State Rep., Dist. 59

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Conservative Organizations





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

Reported by Candidate

Texas Right to Life, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Home School Coalition, Family Right Advocacy Organization

Selected Contributions


Roger Williams, Sid Miller, State Republican Party Organizations







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.

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.

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?

I often say that our founders were smart and courageous patriots, but it was their ability to accept divine wisdom from God that allowed them to create the single most brilliant document in world history.

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?

In an emergency situation when two doctors concur that mother's life (and also the baby's at that point) is at supreme risk without abortion AND with the permission of the father, grandparent or Justice of the Peace. In a non-emergency situation when three doctors concur that the mother's life is at supreme health risk without an abortion and the mother consents or transfers consent to father of the baby. These three doctors would not be allowed to be the same three doctors on more than two cases per year. Other than these life preserving exemptions...never.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a sinner. I live in a broken world. Through the grace of God and his son Jesus Christ I am a born again Christian that will have a better reward in Heaven than I deserve. I believe that my ticket into Heaven is my faith in Jesus Christ as my savior and my willing acceptance of him into my heart. I believe that Christ died for my sins so that I would not be separated from my Holy Father.

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 have never held public office so I don't know that I have a publicly available track record to reference. I have always been Conservative, it is not a phrase that I use to get elected. To me it is a set of beliefs and values in one's self and his fellow countrymen. To be a Conservative I believe that you must first live by God's word, then by the plainly written Constitution. If we as a country and/or state would simply follow God's desire and the Constitution this old world would be a much better place. More individual liberty and a whole lot less government who wouldn't want that?

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 254-459-1111

Additional comment from candidate:

I entered this race to represent the true wishes of HD59 in the Texas House. Our district in recent sessions has condoned abortion, voted against the 2nd Amendment, voted not to seal the border, voted against liberty, voted for even more government bureaucracy and sided with the liberals more often than not. Nobody in Austin representing us seems concerned that nearly 30% of our rural population is under the poverty level. As a State Rep, I will not only fulfill my legislative responsibilities in Austin as a top rated Conservative, but I will be a cheerleader and salesman for our rural counties bringing much needed job opportunities to our towns.


  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, No
  • Gregg School of Auctioneering, Plainview, tx, Yes, 2000
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Erath GOP, State Delegate
  • 1st Baptist Stephenville, Real Estate Committee
  • 1st Baptist Stephenville, College SS Teacher
  • Compassion Counseling, Board Member
  • Tarleton IACUC, Public Committee Member
  • Kingswood Church, Finance Chairman
  • Texas Auctioneers Association, Legislative Chairman
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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