Candidate Profile
Mike Clark

Democrat , Texas

Biography

Name
Mike Clark
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.31
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

40%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Stonewall Democrats Central Texas

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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 Disagree

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.

Neutral

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 Disagree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Agree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Disagree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Disagree

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

No Answer

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

Strongly Disagree

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

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.

Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

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 Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Agree

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 Disagree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court, Academia, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

That is none of mine or the governments business.

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

The Three branches of government were set up to separate powers. The constitution and amendments outline what powers and rolls government has.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

People first, then money, then things

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Somewhat Liberal

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

My position on social, economic, and security are outlined on the website: http://www.votemikeclark.com/issues.html

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

mike@votemikeclark.com 512-630-7573

Additional comment from candidate:

PTSD is a national crisis for our war veterans. Those programs that address PTSD must be fully funded and well staffed. As a parent whose children serve, this issue is very close to my heart. This is the true cost of war and needs to be seriously addressed.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas, Austin, BA, 1989
  • Stephen F Austin, Nacogdoches, MS, 1996
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Williamson County Democratic Party, Vice Chair
  • Williamson County Democratic Party, Precinct Chair
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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