Candidate Profile
Scott Cosper

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Scott Cosper
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 54
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Conservative and Republican Together Equals Results PAC, Jimmie Don Aycock, John Carter, Ralph Sheffield

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?

It is the natural tendency of government to accumulate more powers. That is why the framers were right to define and limit the powers of federal government. Liberty comes from God and not from government. That is why the Constitution tells the government what it can do rather than letting the government tell the citizens what they can do.

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, Industry, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should not be allowed except when the life of the mother is clearly at stake, which is a highly rare and very tragic situation.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian who is saved only by the grace of Jesus Christ through his blood shed on the cross. I rely on the Bible, the Holy Spirit, my wife (and spiritual partner in life), and my fellow believes to discern and follow the will of God for my life, and when making decisions that affect my family and my community.

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 a long history of service to my community. I am a small business owner, former councilman, and currently Mayor of Killeen. I am also active in civic organizations and boards. I believe that we are all called to serve those around us in the love of Jesus Christ, and to apply our talents in whatever way we can to serve others and our community. Serving others is a great honor and I hope to extend that service to the Texas House, where I will be a strong advocate for our conservative values and the families of Central Texas.

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

Scott@ScottCosper.com, (254) 290-1042

Additional comment from candidate:

I look forward to earning the trust of the families of our district and doing my best to represent our values with integrity, while achieving conservative solutions to the problems that we face.


Background

Education
  • Ellison High School, Killeen, TX, 1987
  • Central Texas College, Killeen, TX, License, 1990
  • Texas Extension Service, College Station, TX, Certification, 1990
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • First Baptist Church of Killeen, Finance Committee
  • McLane Children's Hospital, Advisory Board
  • Texas A&M University Central Texas, Foundation Board
Offices
  • Mayor of Killeen, Held 2
  • Killeen City Council, Held 9
 

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