Candidate Profile
Austin Talley

Republican , Texas


Austin Talley
State Rep., Dist. 45

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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.

(Did not answer)

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 Agree

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."

(Did not answer)

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, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?


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

First, The nature of mankind is to be FREE! History is clear; the events in history by men against their leaders is to break the chains of oppressive government. Big government = centralized power in a few that corridors and always becomes abusive in order to preserve that centralized power. Founding Fathers acknowledged men must form some kind of limited government for the establishment & survival of a society. The Founding Fathers wanted balance of powers to establish & preserve God-give

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christianity - Follower of Christ

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.

(Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Fulling support Free Enterprise by removing regulatory and cutting Taxes to increase access to market to promote new entry of competition and the success of current businesses, which in turn should create a higher demand for employees or those wishing to start their own business.

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

(Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Less government creates free enterprise, promotes competition within the market, and competition drives ingenuity. This equals more jobs which equals more income or those to have the ability to make an income, which leads to those who can spend it on the economy. Homes, Car, Food, Clothing and etc etc. The governments role is to get out of the way and create a environment that promotes market entry..

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

In 1998 I volunteered to serve my county within the US Navy shorty followed by the US Army, after successfully completing Officer Candidate School I declined my commission as a officer with the US Army. I was recruited by the Intelligence Service Agency within the department of Global Response Service allowing me to deploy to Iraq within 8 weeks, followed by Defense Security Services before transferring to Defense Intelligence Agency working within operations where I served for a better part of a decade in Afghanistan and Iraq. I have had the privilege of starting and partnering with three successful small businesses and one non-profit helping disable veterans from the ground floor.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: and 512-655-3111

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

(Did not answer)


  • University of Texas, San Antono, AA, 2009
  • University of Tampa, Tampa, BS, 2011
Work & Military
  • Navy, PO3, 4
  • Army, 9
  • Christain, servant
  • Veritam Inc, CEO
  • Our Digital Heroes Foundation, Board Member
  • Gold Rush Poker, VP of Charity Engagement
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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