Candidate Profile
Rey Gonzalez Jr.

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Rey Gonzalez Jr.
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.34
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

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.

No Answer

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.

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.

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.

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, the Supreme Court and the Executive (not on your list) are equal and serve at the pleasure of the Voters by authority granted in the Constitution.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

As a physician, I have taken an oath to do no harm. As a Christian, I am bound by my faith to believe that only God can choose who lives or dies. I have concluded that unless an abortion is medically necessary to save a patient's life from imminent danger, an abortion should never be allowed.

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

The framers based their decision to define, separate and limit the powers of the federal government on their knowledge of history. In 1787, when the Constitutional Convention was held, the most successful models of civilized societies to date incorporated some form of limits of power. The framers understood that a government with unlimited power will never tame the exercise thereof, but instead always seek to exercise it to its fullest, often to the detriment of the governed.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian since age 12. I believe that the Lord calls us to participate in His plans for our lives, not just wait around for Him to surprise us with a great career and family. Our willingness to work under His direction brings honor to our efforts, and glory to the Kingdom of God. My faith informs my life decisions. I make no apologies for those positions which I hold that are social hot-topics. I would support (and/or author) a Constitutional Amendment to: Outlaw Abortion Define Marriage as Between one Man and one Woman Require a Balanced Budget I believe that Truth is not a thing, but a Person to whom I will someday answer. This best describes the value system by which I govern my affairs, both private and public.

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 am seeking public office for the first time. Therefore, I have no "publicly available track record" which is easily searchable. My only record is that recorded in the memories of those who have known me to be a God-fearing man all of my adult life.

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

info@reygonzalez.org (956)406-4493

Additional comment from candidate:

By God's grace I am a successful physician and attorney. The only reason I am seeking public office is because I am tired of seeing the direction in which our country is going and tired of only complaining about it. I favor term limits for U.S. Representatives and Senators. I favor the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. I favor withholding from Planned Parenthood 100% of its Tax-Payer funds. I favor securing our border according to the advice of our Border Patrol experts. If they want a wall, they get a wall. If they recommend some alternative form of infrastructure, I would support that. They are the experts; they should have a significant say in, not whether, but how we proceed with securing our borders.


Background

Education
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX, BS, 2002
  • Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies, MD, 2008
  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, OH, JD, 2010
Work & Military
  • Law Office of Rey Gonzalez Jr., MD, JD, Attorney, 5
  • University of Texas, Adjunct Professor, 3
Affiliations
  • Ebenezer Assembly of God, Sunday School Teacher
  • Civil Air Patrol, Captain
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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