Candidate Profile
John Culberson

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
John Culberson
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.7
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
FRC Action, 2016:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  64%, 93%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  93%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 88%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  81%
Club for Growth, 2014:  60%, 80%
FreedomWorks, 2015:  67%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  64%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  60%

86%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Human Rights Campaign, 2013-14:  30%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2014:  10%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2014:  20%, 8%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  13%, 4%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

12%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Americans for Legal Immigration--Withdrawn

Reported by Candidate

6
Americans for Legal Immigration, Associated Builders & Contractors Houston, Family Research Council's Action PAC, NFIB's SAFE TRUST, Texas Association of Business & Commerce PAC (BAC-, Texas Right to Life PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
52
Allen West, Associated Republicans of Texas, Bob Beauprez, Brian Bilbray, Bryan Hughes, Charles Boustany Jr. M.D. and 46 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
63
American Success PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Bob Latta, Conservative Opportunity Leadership and Enterprise PAC, Continuing a Majority Party, Dedicated to Establishing National Teamwork PAC and 57 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Airline Pilots Association, American Federation of Government Employees, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Seafarers International Union

Summary

4%

LIBERAL

96%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml

Questionnaire

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 State government Congress President Supreme Court Media (First Amendment) Industry Academia Professional Sports

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

To protect the life of the mother, and in cases of rape or incest in the earliest stages of the pregnancy

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

We are endowed by God with unalienable rights, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, from the moment we are knit in the womb and we only loan limited authority to government for the sole purpose of protecting those rights and liberties.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, and I live my life accordingly.

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.

100% rating National Right to Life 100% rating Faith and Freedom Coalition 100% rating Family Research Council 100% A+ rating National Rifle Association 93% rating American Conservative Union 90% Numbers USA 83% Heritage Action for America (top 11% most conservative House members) 80% Club for Growth

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

johnc@culbersonforcongress.com, 281-304-0083

Additional comment from candidate:

My record proves that I will always keep my word to represent District 7 as a free market Constitutional conservative who will stay focused on letting Texans run Texas by restoring the 10th Amendment authority of the States as guaranteed by the U. S. Constitution.


Background

Education
  • SMU, Dallas, BA, 81
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, JD, 88
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
  • Second Baptist Church
  • Ted Cruz for President
  • NRA Life Member
  • AIPAC
  • Texas Right to Life
  • Republican Party of Texas
Offices
  • Texas State Representative, Held 14
  • U.S. Representative - CD7, Held 13
 

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