Candidate Profile
Jodey Arrington

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Jodey Arrington
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.19
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

97%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

5
Texas Medical Association, Texas Public Employees Association, Texas Alliance for Life, Community Leaders, GOP Activists

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
10
David Dewhurst, Don Willett, Greg Abbott, Jim Landtroop, Joe Straus, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 4 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Texas Alliance for Life

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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 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.

Neutral

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, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only as an option to the family to save the life of the mother. I believe all human life is a gift from God and begins at conception and lasts until natural death. At all stages, our laws should be directed at protecting life.

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

Pride is the root of all sin. One element of pride is the desire for power for personal interests. Power, unchecked, can easily corrupt. In order to prevent tyranny, our Founding Fathers separated powers so no one branch of government could lord it over the citizenry.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the Gospel of Jesus according to the Bible, which I believe to be God-inspired and inerrant. My values, principles for life, and world view are derived from the Bible, the source of all truth. I believe man's greatest need is to be reconciled to God through the forgiveness of sins, and that only through belief in God's son, Jesus, is this made possible. I believe that all men have sinned and are in need of God's grace and mercy. I believe God's grace and mercy is sufficient to forgive all sins for all time, no matter who you are or what you've done.

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.

Many candidates claim to be conservative but few have the results to prove they have exercised this ideology by showing actual results. As Chief of Staff of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during George W. Bush's Administration, I cut our budgets by millions of dollars, reduced regulations, and shrunk bureaucracy so our community banks would be unburdened by government and indeed empowered to help families and small businesses grow and prosper.

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

jodey@jodeyarrington.com

Additional comment from candidate:

No answer


Background

Education
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, BA in Political Science, 1994
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Masters of Public Administration, 1997
  • McDonough School of Business, Washington, D.C., Certificate of International Business Management, 2004
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Protestant, evangelical church organizations, Elder, Sunday School teacher, and speaker
  • College and youth ministry organizations, Speaker and leader
  • Spirit Ranch Board of Directors, Christian leadership program
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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