Candidate Profile
Keith Strahan

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Keith Strahan
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 18
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

5
Cathie Adams, Republican Liberty Caucus, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Values Action

Others

1
Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas

Reported by Candidate

4
Cathie Adams, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Rick Smith (Former Candidate for the Seat), Concerned Women of America

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Mankind is born in sin and will rebel against God. And in that rebellion, mankind will seek to centralize power (see 1 Samuel 8). Therefore, the Founders attempted to devise a government that will pit ambition against ambition, sin against sin, to neutralize man's natural inclination to consolidate power, which is tyranny.

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?

Never. Abortion is murder.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, which has authority over life and government. I believe that God is sovereign and reigns as King. I believe that Jesus is God, became flesh, suffered, died, rose again, sent the Holy Spirit, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. I believe in absolute Truth, not relativism. I believe that life, a gift from God, is to be honored and is sacred. I believe that the free market is Biblical and a moral good.

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 dedicated most of the last years of my life towards relaying the Truth as it pertains to Government. I have worked in the grassroots community, where the individual is. I have defended life, liberty, private property, and the Bible's role in Government at every turn.

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

keith@strahanfortexas.com - 936-931-8330

Additional comment from candidate:

I am running for House District 18 because I believe in liberty. I believe that God has given us this liberty and government's sole role is to protect this, without itself violating our liberty. I believe that I have been called to serve the people of Texas, especially Liberty, San Jacinto and Walker Counties and stand for truth and justice in the Texas House.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas, Austin, BA, Government and Philosophy, 2005
  • University of Manchester, Manchester, England, MA, Religion and Political Life, 2007
  • University of Houston, Houston, JD, 2012
Work & Military
  • First Baptist Church, Liberty, Youth Pastor, 2005-2006
  • Dayton ISD, Teacher (4th Grade), 2007-2009
  • Greer, Scott, & Shropshire, LLP, Attorney, 2012-2014
  • Strahan Law Firm, PLLC, Attorney, 2015-2016
Affiliations
  • Republican Liberty Caucus, Board Member
  • Southeast Texas Young Republicans, Board Member
  • Houston Young Republicans, Member
  • Christians for Liberty, Leader
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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