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, 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?
I do not believe that there should be any exception for abortion. Abortion ends the life of an innocent human being. These innocent children should be protected at all stages of life.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Their recognition that mankind, when given power, that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is why absolute or centralized power was not granted, but separated between three equal branches of government to balance the power.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Husband and Father of 5. I am a pastor and God fearing man. I will legislate as I live, one that fears God and not man. I am not a politician. I am a citizen of Texas, a Pastor, a Father, a Husband that has seen enough and is getting up off the sidelines. I pastor a bible church and our mission statement is on our website www.cctemple.org These are my beliefs. I work to live out those beliefs by humbly yielding to the Holy Spirit and teaching of Jesus 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?
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What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Remove government regulation and intervention. Allow the private sector to thrive and the open market to work.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I do not believe that this is the role of government. We have allowed our government to insert themselves in this issue and costs have gone up and it takes longer to get care. I would work to unwind the government from the health care system and allow companies, churches, non-profits, co-ops, and individuals to fill the health care needs of their neighbors. I do support Health Savings Accounts that put the spending power in the hands of the individual.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Make sure that companies are truthful and their claims about their products are accurate. Make sure that companies have information about their products available for consumers to review to make the most informed decision about their purchases.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I am a citizen of the United State and a resident of this great state of Texas. One of the problems that I see with many that represent us today is that they spend their lives positioning themselves to run for political office. The longer one positions themselves, the more they can potentially owe to others. I have not lived my life to run for political office which I believe makes me extremely qualified. I have completed and earned a degree from the University of Texas at Austin. I have worked for the same company for 19 years. I have worked in a corporate environment, I have assisted my wife in her small construction business and I have worked with volunteers and in a ministry role for over 6 years now (2 as a Children's Ministry Director and 4 as a Senior Pastor) I have been married for 19 years and have 5 beautiful children.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
firstname.lastname@example.org campaign number 254-413-0091 cell phone number 512-785-7159
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
We would love your support in this campaign. We would love your vote, appreciate any financial support you can give, and cherish your prayers during this campaign season.