Candidate Profile
Ed Thompson

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Ed Thompson
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 29
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Empower Texans, 2015:  69%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  66%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  65%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  65%

72%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Texas Right to Life

Others

1
Texas Association of Business BAC PAC

Reported by Candidate

4
National Rifle Association, Texas State Rifle Association, Texas Hospital Association, Texans for Life

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
11
Cindy Burkett, Greg Abbott, James "Mike" Jackson, Joe Driver, Jonathan Stickland, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 5 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
15
Associated Builders and Contractors, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Dan Patrick, Dennis Bonnen, Empower Texans, Joe Driver and 9 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Kirk T. England
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
International Association of Firefighters, International Union of Police Associations, Texas Parent PAC

Summary

14%

LIBERAL

86%

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

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

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

There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Neutral

Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

To ensure that one person or group would be prevented from abusing their power, the founding fathers instituted a checks and balances system between the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government.

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, Congress, Constitution, Supreme Court.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the trinity: there is only one way to heaven through Jesus Christ. The Bible is the inerrant, infallible word of God.

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.

Awards: Courageous Conservative Award by the Texas Conservative Coalition: 2013 and 2015. Lone Star Conservative Guardian by the Texas Conservative Roundtable (2013). Effective Conservative Lawmaker by the Texas Conservative Roundtable (2015). "Top Conservative" rating by the Eagle Forum 100% Rating from the Concerned Women of America 2014 Golden Eagle Award from the Bay Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

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

Ed.Thompson.29@gmail.com

Additional comment from candidate:

None.


Background

Education
  • University of Houston, Houston, BBA
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Pearland Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman
  • Pearland ISD, Past Trustee
  • Pearland ISD Education Foundation, Honorary Board Member
  • Pearland City Council, Past Member, Mayor Pro-Tem
  • Sagemont Church, Member
  • Pearland Economic Development Corporation, Past President
Offices
  • State Representative District 29, Held 2013-present
 

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