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, 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?
All life is sacred and begins at conception and should be protected until natural death.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Our forefathers acknowledged God and His role in our world, natural law, and individual and state sovereignty. They understood that a nation thrives when those who lead are honorable, and a nation fails when leaders become greedy or depraved. Thus, the separation of powers, together with enumerated powers, safeguards our liberty and protects against tyranny.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
As a Christian, I believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. I was raised in Wheatland United Methodist Church, the oldest Methodist Church west of the Trinity River, and my brothers and I were in the fifth generation of our family in that church. Currently, my husband and I are active at St. John's Episcopal Church in Corsicana. Our faith has led us through 44 years of marriage and God has blessed us with three wonderful children and five grandchildren. God has given me the ability to lead and a passion to solve problems. I will serve Him and serve others every day of my life.
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.
In my various administrative roles as well as in our family, I have taken a conservative approach to budgeting and spending. My role as a College Dean requires that I work effectively with a diverse student body and faculty and that I listen carefully to all sides of any issue and work to build consensus in resolving these issues.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
We need to cut regulations that stifle jobs growth and free up the free enterprise system to create jobs and opportunity. We should educate our citizens so they will have the skills and opportunity to pursue their chosen careers.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
The government needs to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with conservative policies that reduce mandates and regulations, making health care more affordable across the board, which will allow more people to afford health insurance. We need private market solutions and sensible regulations that protect both doctors and consumers.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The State of Texas should continue to be a "business friendly" state with lower taxes and less burdensome regulations on both large and small businesses. Likewise, the State should be highly diversified in the types of business it attracts: agricultural, technology, retail, financial, tourism, etc. The State of Texas should enhance its support of our public schools, community colleges, and public universities to both attract business to the state and ensure a skilled and competent workforce.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have 30+ years experience as a community college administrator (at the dean and vice presidential level) in the State of Texas and 9 years experience in medical education and operations and strategic business development for multi-physician medical clinics in Dallas and Corsicana. In 2002 I was appointed by Governor Rick Perry as a Director of the Trinity River Authority and served two six-year terms with TRA. The last two years of my term, I served as President of the Board. In 2013, Governor Perry called on me again with an appointment to the Advisory Council of the Department of Family Protective Services, and I served on that Council for 3 years.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 903-654-8249
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am a native Texan, raised in South Dallas County on a dairy farm. My husband, David, and I moved to Corsicana (Navarro County) in 1978, and we have lived on Richland-Chambers Reservoir in Freestone County since 2000. We are the proud parents of three children and five grandchildren. I am a seasoned, conservative leader with the passion and know-how to energize small-town economies, reduce property taxes, support public education, and define our cherished traditional values. I look forward to representing the citizens of District 8 in the Texas House of Representatives.