Candidate Profile
Ashley McKee

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Ashley McKee
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 4
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

2
Texas Association of Realtors, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Greg Abbott, Republican Women's Organizations

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

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

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

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.

Yes

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?

Very Conservative

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.

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

ashleydadams@msn.com

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.


Background

Education
  • Navarro Junior College, Corsicana, A.S., 1996
  • UT Arlington, Arlington, B.A., 1998
  • Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Fort Worth, Juris Doctor, 2003
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, Spouse
Affiliations
  • Henderson County Bar Association, President
  • Henderson County Hospital Authority Board, Board Member
  • Boys Scouts of America- Trinity Woods, District Chairperson
  • Lone Star Republican Women Club, Member
  • Cedar Creek Republicans Club, Member
  • Henderson County Young Republican Club, Member
Offices
  • Eustace ISD Board of Trustees, Held 2013-Present
 

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