Candidate Profile
Donald May

Republican , Texas


Donald May
U.S. Rep., Dist.19

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Ysidro Gutierrez, Lawrence D’Souza, Quang Nguyen, Mallory Miller, OPHTHPAC, Fernando Bustos

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Charles Lee Perry, Dan Patrick, David Dewhurst, Greg Abbott, Jim Landtroop, John Cornyn and 5 more


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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 Disagree

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?

There are times when terminating a pregnancy could be morally and medically justified. Such times include when the life of the mother is at serious risk, when the womb is filled with a tumor and no child is present (hydatidiform mole), and when the infant is not viable, such as an infant developing without much or any of its brain or head (anencephaly).

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

James Madison and others realized that there is an inherent depravity in human beings that makes them not trustworthy. The power they attain quickly corrupts them. The desire to retain that power will push men to Evil without limits. Our Founding Fathers recognized the existence of Evil and the sinful nature of man. Our Constitution prohibits the trust of one man or of a few men. The powers are separated into three branches of government, each with checks and balances over the others.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

There is a Creator, who I believe is the Judeo-Christian God. God has given we humans certain unalienable rights that other humans and governments cannot take from us. The laws of God, including the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule of Jesus Christ are unchangeable moral laws that govern men and are the basis for all valid human laws. Our government was established to protect these rights that God has given to us.

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 more than 3,000 Conservative political commentaries over the past 15 years. Some appeared weekly in the early issues of Most appeared daily online in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the editor of which named the column “Mr. Conservative.” Barry Goldwater Jr. later kindly gave his approval to my use of the name. I engaged in debates on Constitutional law, which appeared every other week in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal for more than two years.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 806-543-0678

Additional comment from candidate:

If we Americans do not stand up at this time in history, we will one day need to answer to our Creator why we did not do more to preserve this great Experiment in Liberty, which is the United States of America. We must work together to restore our nation and our Constitution. We must return God to our schools and our universities, to our political institutions, and to our public square. The American people hunger for a spiritual renewal and a return to honor, integrity, courage, morality, and family values. We need to end the idea that government can pick the winners and losers. It is the God-given right of free men and women to choose their own destiny.


  • University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary, Chicago, Retina Surgery Fellowship, 1977
  • University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary, Chicago, Ophthalmology Surgical Residency, 1976
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, MD, 1972
Work & Military
  • Texas Tech Health Sciences Ctr. School of Medicine, Professor, Dept. Chair, Associate Dean, 1989 - 2001
  • Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Professor Health Organization Mgmt. MBA Program, 1989 - 2001
  • Tulane University, Professor/Charity Hospital Dept. Chair, 1984 - 1989
  • United States Air Force, Major - Retina/Ocular Trauma Surgeon, 1973 - 1980
  • American Legion, Member Post 575, Lubbock, Texas
  • The Military Officers Association of America, Member
  • American Farm Bureau Federation, Member since 1991
  • Christian Medical Association, Member since 1968
  • Rotary and Lions, Member of each
  • Sigma Xi, National Research Honorary Society, Member, past chapter president
  • United States Eye Injury Registry, Past President
  • Republican National Committee, Charter Member, 1981
  • 1st place Delegate Republican National Convention, Held 2008
  • 1st place Delegate Republican National Convention, Held 2012
  • U.S. House of Representatives., Sought 2003
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Sought 2014

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