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?
It should never be allowed. I believe God is the Creator of life, and it is not our place to decide when it begins or ends.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The Founders knew and understood human depravity, that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and that there must be checks and balances in place to reign in our sinful nature.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a born again Christian, and I believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God.
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.
I was ranked the 8th most conservative State Representative by an independent Rice University study. https://www.tribtalk.org/2017/06/09/the-2017-texas-house-from-left-to-right/ Received A+ ratings from organizations like Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and Texas Right to Life, and have been endorsed by conservative organizations from across the state: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility Texas Right to Life Texas Home School Coalition Texas Values Action Texas State Rifle Association Texans for Toll Free Highways West Texans for Life I was a founding member of the Texas Freedom Caucus, a group of 12 of the most conservative legislators in the state who fought for faith, freedom, and family throughout the course of session.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Fostering a strong economy, and reducing the influence and control of government regulation.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
More competition, more choices for coverage, and less regulation. The government needs to be kept out of healthcare.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Any economic growth is created by the private sector, not government. The best way to boost the economy is to get government out of the way, and reduce regulatory and tax burdens.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have owned and operated Biedermann's ACE Hardware for over 30 years, and my wife and I are active community members. Because of the success of my business, I have been able to serve as a full time representative for Gillespie, Kendall, and Comal counties. My first session as your State Representative was very effective, and we fought hard to protect our conservative values. It was an honor to serve you.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
Promises made. Promises kept. I did what I said I was going to do in my last campaign, and have been honored to serve you as your State Representative.