Candidate Profile
James Lloyd

Republican , Texas


James Lloyd
U.S. Rep., Dist.7

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



Josh Hammer - Red State


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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

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

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

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.

God, Voters, Constitution, Congress/Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

To prevent the death of the mother.

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

The Founders understood that the lust for power must be controlled by forcing governments to closely adhere to narrowly-defined rolls that limit the exercise of power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My values and belief system come from my Christian faith. I have been a lifelong and active participant in the life of my church. I am currently working with other church leaders to develop programs at the church that will inspire new generations to make faith a stronger part of their life. This effort is particularly important at a time when Christianity and its institutions are being challenged in society. Our institutions of faith are struggling to break through the distractions of modern culture and sustain our faith in God as the truest and strongest foundation for the life of our Nation and its citizens.

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 been a lifelong activist in the Republican Party and have worked to inspire a new generation of grassroots conservatives. I was elected a delegate to nearly every Republican state party convention in the past 12 years and have volunteered on many campaigns to keep conservatives in office. I have worked with leading Republicans to fight for stronger national security, including service on the White House national security staff. I have worked to advance the goals of conservatism through leadership in numerous organizations including service on the board of the Houston chapter of The Federalist Society, the nation’s preeminent association of conservative lawyers.

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

Additional comment from candidate:



  • Rice Univeristy, Houston, B.A.
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, J.D.
Work & Military
  • Sidley Austin LLP, Attorney
  • Mayer Brown LLP, Attorney
  • Supreme Court of Texas, Briefing Attorney
  • The White House, Senior Writer / National Security Staff
  • St. John the Divine Church, Member, Advisory Committee
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Commiteeman
  • The Federalist Society, Member, Houston Board of Directors
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, Advisory Committee, Stewards of the Wild
  • Republican Party of Texas, Longtime state delegate and volunteer
  • NRA, Member
  • Houston Veterans Legal Clinic, Volunteer Attorney
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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