Candidate Profile
Ted Kamel

Republican , Texas


Ted Kamel
State Rep., Dist. 6

Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon


Conservative Organizations



Selected Contributions


Bryan Hughes, Christi Craddick, Matt Schaefer, Todd Staples







Other Information

Kamel served in the Texas House 1991-1999. Scorecards (Source - Vote Smart): Heritage Alliance 59% (1997); Texas Christian Coalition 67% (1997); Texas National Federation of Independent Business 100% (1995-96)


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.


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?

Every beating heart is a gift from God.

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

We are endowed by our Creator with defined rights that cannot/should not be infringed upon by government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian; baptized in Catholic faith.

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 strong conservative voting record when I was in office from 91-99. Strong pro life voting record; strong on all issues. Active in Texas Conservative Coalition. Received all the awards from groups in the past. I passed the Texas Castle Law; co authored concealed carry, ban on personal income tax; joint authored ending revolving door of convicted violent felons. I carried term limits to House Floor failing by one vote. I served on Tyler City Council. In 1984, I authored and passed the FIRST ever city resolution (nationwide) requesting Planned Parenthood not open an office in my home town. Passed 4-3.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Raise expectations so more graduate from high school; provide job based skills course for younger students so they have skills that are employable. Welfare reforms that encourage and reward work and education.

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

Open insurance markets across State lines; promote competition within the market; provide full choices to consumers without all the mandated coverage many don't need or use.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

less regulations lower taxes that directly impact growth protect our borders pro growth trade policies that are fair to American workers and our economy

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

Tyler City Council State House 4 terms

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

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

God Bless America. God Bless Texas


  • UTT, Tyler, BS, 96
  • UOP, Phoeniz, MBA, 05
Work & Military
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  • Texas House D6, Held 91-99

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