Candidate Profile
Jim Largent

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Jim Largent
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 60
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

 

Other Information

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.

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.

No

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?

As a Christian, and a father, I am pro-life from the point of conception until the moment of natural death. I belief life is sacred and there are no exceptions to my belief in the dignity of every human life.

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

Our founders went to great lengths to insure there were checks and balances in our government to prevent tyranny and protect liberty. These checks and balances are clearly defined and allow the different branches of government to serve their specific role in maintaining the strength of our great nation.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. I am a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and active in my local church. Over the course of my adult life I have sung in the choir and served in many lay leadership roles, which have given me the opportunity and the blessing to experience the grace of Jesus Christ in my personal life. I believe that my service as a public educator, a father and a community member is a ministry and gives me the opportunity to share the love and grace of Jesus to those around me.

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 think in all aspects of my live, anyone who knows me would say that I am a conservative thinker, and one who lives a conservative lifestyle and that I have Christian values in my heart. I was born and raised in rural Texas, grew up in the church, and raised my own children in the same way I was raised; treat people as you want to be treated, work hard, don't expect anything to be given to you, and live a life that would make your parents proud. I've been married for 28 years to my first and only wife and we have raised two wonderful kids. I have consistently voted in Republican primaries and have never given money to a Democratic candidate.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to allow companies and businesses the opportunity to offer good paying jobs, with good benefits, and the possibility of longevity if one does a good job. We should also set up a system with fewer regulations that allows entrepreneurs and small business owners to live the American dream.

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

It is not the job of government to promote healthcare coverage for all. The job of government is to protect and promote freedom, liberty and justice for all. I believe we must reduce health care costs by eliminating burdensome government regulations. We need to promote conservative health care policies to reform health care for generations to come.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I believe government should limit and eliminate unnecessary regulations that put a burden on businesses. They should create an environment that allows us to compete with the world and bring jobs back to rural areas of Texas.

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

I have been in public education for over 30 years as a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent. During that time I have worked with a wide variety of students and parents who represent America. From rich to poor, and all walks of life. They want freedom, liberty, a good education and the opprtuninty to live the American dream. I believe that I have the leadership, organizational, and communication experience to effectively serve my constituents.

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

info@jimlargent.com

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

I am product of loving, hard-working parents who raised me and my brother in rural Texas. If the church doors opened, we were there. Growing up, I played every sport, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was very active in our community. After college I began a 30+ year career in public education as a classroom teacher, baseball and football coach, principal and superintendent. My wife of 28 years and I have raised two wonderful kids. Our son is a college graduate and is in the oil and gas industry, and our daughter is a freshman in college, studying to become a speech pathologist. We reside in beautiful Granbury, Texas where, in addition to my job as GISD school superintendent, I am also the 2018 Chairman of the Granbury Area Chamber of Commerce, with over 900 business members, and a board member for Lake Granbury Medical Center.


Background

Education
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, Ed.D, 2001
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, M.Ed, 1993
  • Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, BS, 1987
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • United Methodist Church, Member, choir, committees
  • Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, Director
  • Various education organizations, member, committees
  • Lions Club, member, leader
  • Kiwanis Club, member
  • Goodwill, contributor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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