Candidate Profile
Eva Guzman

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Eva Guzman
Party
Republican
Race
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

6
Montgomery County TEA Party, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Patriots PAC, Texas Values Action

Others

1
Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Reported by Candidate

6
Please visit www.evaguzman.com for full list, Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Dr. Steve Hotze, Cathie Adams & Kelly Shackelford, Texas Patriots Tea Party PAC & THSC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, Young Republican National Federation
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
17
Associated Builders and Contractors, Bass Family PACs, Connie Scott, Empower Texans, Hispanic Republicans of Texas, J.D. Sheffield and 11 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
International Union of Police Associations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
International Union of Police Associations, Oscar Longoria

Summary

14%

LIBERAL

86%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

Which current justice on the U.S. Supreme Court best reflects your judicial philosophy?

Scalia

Which of the following U.S. presidents best reflects your political philosophy?

Reagan

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 enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

George Washington's comment that “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society” is still true today.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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.

In the Declaration of Independence, our Founders recognized God as the highest source of authority. The Constitution stands above all other laws, executive acts, and regulations and limits the power of government.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The Founders understood the nature of mankind to abuse power and they feared the potential abuse of powers of government. In their words: From the nature of man, we may be sure that those who have power in their hands...will always, when they can...increase it." George Mason, 1787 "Give all power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all power to the few, they will oppress the many." Alexander Hamilton, 1787

What is the proper use of legislative history in interpreting statutory law?

In interpreting statutes, a judge should begin and end the inquiry with the text of the statute. Legislative history should not be given any authoritative weight in interpreting a statute.

What specific text in the Declaration of Independence provides the critical basis for individual rights and the form of government guaranteed in the United States Constitution?

The Declaration of Independence embodies the essence of American democracy with the resounding words, “All men are created equal,” and the crucial acknowledgement “that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The Declaration of Independence speaks of “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.”

In which partisan primary election did you most recently vote (e.g. Democratic, Republican, etc.)?

Republican

The U.S. Constitution and my state constitution should be interpreted as living documents, rather than use a strict constructionist or originalist philosophy.

Strongly Disagree

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges allowing members of the same sex to marry, which justice’s opinion in that case most closely approximates your understanding of marriage?

Justice Scalia

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I accepted Christ as my personal saviour when I was 12 years old.

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 written many judicial opinions that exemplify my judicial philosophy. I have also been endorsed by many conservative leaders and those endorsements speak to my proven track record as a conservative. Please visit: www.EvaGuzman.com

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

info@evaguzman.com Campaign 512-637-4223

Additional comment from candidate:

Since 2009, it has been my honor to serve Texans on the Supreme Court of Texas. I am asking Voters for the opportunity to continue to bring my proven conservative judicial philosphy, judicial experience, superior credentials and strong work ethic to the Texas Supreme Court. You can count on me to uphold the Constitution and not legislate from the bench. Finally, you can depend on me to continue to serve with an unwavering commitment to excellence, fairness, integrity and efficiency. With gratitude and warmest regards, Eva


Background

Education
  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, LLM, 2014
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, JD, 1989
  • University of Houston, Houston, BBA, 1985
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Please see www.evaguzman.com
  • American Law Institute, Elected Member
  • South Texas College of Law, Board of Trustee
  • Center for American and International Law, Board Member
  • American Red Cross, Board Member
  • Access to Justice Commission, Liaison to Commission
  • Duke University School of Law, Board of Visitors
  • Appellate Judges Education Institute, Board Member
Offices
  • Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, Held 6
  • Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Held 8
 

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