Candidate Profile
Garrett Boersma

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Garrett Boersma
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 9
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

9
Grassroots America, Lone Star Liberty, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Conservative Digest, Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Home School Coalition and 3 more

Reported by Candidate

6
Texas Values Action, Texas Right to Life, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Young Conservatives of Texas, Texas Home School Coalition, Grassroots America We The People

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Bryan Hughes, David Simpson, Jason Lewis, Louie Gohmert, Matt Schaefer, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

No Answer

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

To preserve the life of the mother.

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

Our founders were concerned with the darker motives of mankind.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. As a Christian, I work to develop my relationship with Jesus. I also try to remember, "Do unto others are you would have them do to you."

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.

Public votes during my tenure on the Marshall City Commission. In particular votes to reform government, cut spending and reallocate these savings into the streets and infrastructure of our city.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Private sector economic growth resulting from emphasizing competitive free enterprise and reducing the size and scope of government spending at all levels.

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

Restore to or move in the direction of a competitive free market. Encourage individual savings for routine healthcare needs. Reduce and phase out government's role in healthcare.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

None.

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

BBA in Finance. Diverse professional experience in manufacturing, finance, construction and real estate development. I have created and managed businesses for most of my career. I have served as an elected official and while in office cut spending and reformed government.

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

garrett@garrettfortexas.com

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

I will work to make Texas a more free, prosperous state for all Texans.


Background

Education
  • University of North Texas, Denton, BBA-Finance
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Courthouse Preservation Council, Member
  • Friends of Marshall Animals Board, Member
  • Citizen’s Advisory Council, Member
  • Harrison County Historical Museum, Past President
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines, Member
  • Harrison County Historical Commission, Member
  • Harrison County Children's Services board, Member
  • First United Methodist Church-Marshall, TX, Member
Offices
  • Marshall City Council Member, Held 2012-2016
 

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