Candidate Profile
Matt Schaefer

Republican , Texas


Matt Schaefer
State Rep., Dist. 6

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

Empower Texans, 2017:  100%
Right to Life TX, 2017:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2017:  100%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2017:  100%
Eagle Forum TX, 2017:  95%



Liberal Organizations

Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter, 2017:  10%
Equality Texas, 2017:  0%
NARAL Pro-Choice TX, 2013:  0%





Cathie Adams, Grassroots America, Greg Abbott, Lone Star Liberty, National Rifle Association, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and 7 more

Reported by Candidate

Gov. Greg Abbott, Tx Right to Life, Empower Texans, Texas Home School Assoc., Farm Bureau PAC

Selected Contributions


Chris Paddie, David Simpson, Giovanni Capriglione, Jonathan Stickland, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations, Stuart Spitzer
Accountability First, Associated Builders and Contractors, Cathie Adams, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Craig Goldman, David Simpson and 26 more


International Association of Firefighters







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.


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?

Only in cases where the life of the mother is at stake and a choice must be made between saving the mother, or saving the child.

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

Sinful nature requires all men and women to be bound by a system of checks and balances. Our founders primarily believed in the God of the bible and looked to the bible for sources of inspiration.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a conservative Christian who believes that the we are saved by grace alone through faith alone when we repent and put our trust in Jesus. Faith in Jesus is the only way to be saved. I believe the bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God. I accept the Athanasian , Nicene, and Apostles creeds as sound expressions of biblical truth.

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.

Rice Jones University liberal / conservative rankings from 83rd, 84th, 85th legislative sessions.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Limit government and let the economy grow. Government should be an umpire and not a player in the economy. Cut taxes and regulation.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Repeal every word of Obamacare. Let the states have complete flexibility over Medicaid. Create price transparency for routine medical services which will in turn will bring down the cost of healthcare. Encourage the use of health savings accounts.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Limit government and let the economy grow. Government should be an umpire and not a player in the economy. Cut taxes and regulation.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

16 years as military officer, law degree, finance degree. 5 years of elected office.

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

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Texas needs more freedom!


  • Texas Tech U. Law School, Lubbock, J.D., 2005
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Finance, 1998
Work & Military
  • U.S. Navy Reserve, Lieutenant Commander, 16
  • Green Acres Baptist Church
  • Lifetime of church attendance
  • State Rep. Dist 6, Held 1

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