Candidate Profile
Hank Hering

Republican , Texas


Hank Hering
State Bd. of Educ., Dist. 9

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



Grassroots America, Texas Home School Coalition

Reported by Candidate


Selected Contributions


Bryan Hughes, David Simpson, Leo Berman, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Matt Schaefer
Bryan Hughes, Cathie Adams, Dan Flynn, Leo Berman, Matt Schaefer, Robert Nichols, Tommy Merritt







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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure children are properly educated.

Strongly Disagree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

Biology textbooks which do not teach both the scientific strengths and weaknesses of the theory of evolution should be rejected.

Strongly Agree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Students should not be taught about intelligent design.

Strongly Disagree

Free-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None. Whatever the conditions which produced life, the Author of life (God) is the only One justified to take it, unless "one" is required to take the life as retribution for violation of established law (death penalty), defense of other life being threatened (self defense) or authorized by "just war" principles.

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. Media can remotely be included only via the provisions and rights of the first amendment.

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

The inherent corruption of Man. Our Founders believed our rights were evident in “the laws of nature and Nature’s God”, a statement by William Blackstone to which he said “This will of his maker is called the law of nature.... man depends absolutely upon his maker for every thing, it is necessary that he should in all points conform to his maker's will....This law of nature, being co-eval with mankind and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other.”

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

A diligent disciple of the King of kings and the Lord of lords, Jesus, the Anointed One, the soon coming King, who will return and establish the Kingdom proclaimed within Scripture.

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.

The 2012 Smith County Republican Resolutions report when I was Chairman The 2014 Smith County Republican Resolutions report when I was Chairman The 2010 Smith County Republican Resolutions report when I was Chairman Letter to Lindale Independent School District when the Freedom from Religion Foundation complained about a play being presented.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 903.245.0011

Additional comment from candidate:

“So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’ ”” (Luke 17:10, NKJV)


  • Texas A&M University, College Station, BS Psych, 1982
  • Clear Lake High School, Clear Lake, TX, diploma, 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Smith County Republican Party, Treasurer - 2006-present
  • Smith County Republican Club, Treasurer - 2005-2016
  • Smith County Republican Party, SD Resolutions Chair - 1998-2014
  • Republican Party of Texas, Platform Committee three times
  • Republican Party of Texas, Credential Committee one time
  • Republican Party of Texas, Nominations Committee one time
  • Texas Assn of Sports Officials, Regional Soccer Ref Treas, 2008-11
  • Tyler Area Rec. Soccer Refs Assoc, Treasurer - 2010-11
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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