Candidate Profile
Mary Lou Bruner

Republican , Texas


Mary Lou Bruner
State Bd. of Educ., Dist. 9

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



Grassroots America, Kaufman County Tea Party

Reported by Candidate

Kaufman Tea Party, Kaufman, TX, Cathie Adams, President Eagle Forum,, Randy Stevenson, Former SBOE member, Alice Linahan, Activist for education, Donna Garner, retired teacher, Brad Underwood, Republican activist

Selected Contributions


David Simpson, Ken Paxton, Matt Schaefer, Republican Women's Organizations







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.


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.

No Answer

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?

in rare circumstances where the mother's life is at stake.

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, Voters, Constitution, Congress

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

The founders knew it is the nature of mankind to love power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe God is the creator of the universe. Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to earth to pay the penalty for our sins and to provide a way for mankind to be saved. The Ten Commandments and the Holy Bible are good sources for society to follow for maximum happiness, peace, goodwill, and contentment. Right is always right no matter how many people avoid doing what is right. Wrong is always wrong no matter how many people are doing what is wrong. The USA is not a democracy because a democracy is a country where the majority always rules. The USA has a republican form of government which means we have a written Constitution which the government must honor like a contract.

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 always try to vote for the candidates with records showing they support smaller government and less government control over most issues. I like candidates who believe in lower taxes and personal responsibility and accountability.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 903-569-0478

Additional comment from candidate:

I am knowledgeable about Texas History and American history, and i try to be an informed voter. I vote in every election and have only missed a few elections when personal or family illness prevented my voting. I am very qualified for the office I am seeking based on many years of experience.


  • E. TX State Univ., Commerce, TX, M.Ed., 1976
  • Tx Wesleyan College, Fort Worth, TX, BA, 1972
  • Univ. TX, Tyler, TX
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Texas State Teachers Association, Life Member
  • Smith County Republican Party, member
  • Lake Country Republican Party, member, past secretary
  • Teacher of Yr. Committee, Reg. VII ESC, 6 years
  • Baptist, 76 years
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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