Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
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.
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
I support sanctuary cities.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
I support using a party caucus to nominate my party's candidate for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and I pledge to vote for my party's nominee.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Abortion should never be allowed. Abortion is by definition the intentional killing of a child in the womb. Their are very rare medical situations and conditions that require a procedure to save the mother's life. These procedures are designed to save the mother's life first, but sadly result in the removal of the unborn baby resulting in its death. The purpose of this procedure is life preservation, the purpose of abortion is life ending.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Our founders understood human nature. They knew that times change, but human nature never changes. They understood the dark motives of man as well as the virtuous nature of man. In the drafting of our constitution, they instituted principles and institutions that would place a check on power, insulate the dark nature and encourage the virtuous nature. The separation of powers prevents the darker nature of man from transforming our government into an oppressive or tyrannical government.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian who believes that Jesus died on the cross for me. I believe that we are all sinners and are only saved through Grace.
When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?
Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.
I have a conservative record in my elected position on the school board. I have been a conservative and Republican since I was in high school. I have been a member of many Republican clubs and committees. My husband is a long-time former Republican elected District Attorney.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The most proven way to bring down unemployment is to grow the economy which creates jobs. People create jobs, not the government. By limiting regulations and cutting taxes, business have the ability to expand and invest which creates new jobs. However, the climate has to be one of conservative values so businesses have the motivation and confidence in their economy. Small business owners create millions of jobs. As a small business owner, I understand job creation.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Increased competition between insurance companies across state lines and focusing more on preventative care.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Lower taxes and less regulations. The government gets in the way of the economy more often than not.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
As a local attorney, I am a professional problem solver. I represent people, mostly abused and neglected children, in courtrooms across our district- many times against the government bureaucracy. As an attorney, I spend most of my day with the people of our district in the worst possible situations. I listen to their problems, then role up my sleeves to go to work for them- fighting for them as their professional representative. As the next State Rep. for HD4, I will do the same for the citizens I represent. I will listen to their problems and issues, roll up my sleeves and fight for them. I've also spent my entire life in this district and know it better than any other candidate. I deal with all walks and facets of life in solving people's problems. I am a community and business leader and respected by other leaders to get the job done.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
On any given day I spend time in foster homes, emergency rooms with clients suffering from mental health crisis, nursing home Alzheimer's Units protecting the elderly, at the VA hospital listening to the needs of our most precious veterans, courtrooms making a family whole again, state hospitals helping a teen at risk, homes for severely disabled children and adults, boardrooms with business leaders, ranches with our agricultural leaders, fundraisers for public education, meetings for civic organizations, church and at home with my husband and two boys while raising them to be great Americans, husbands and fathers.