Candidate Profile
Jason Huddleston

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Jason Huddleston
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 88
Incumbent
No
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Conservative Organizations

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

8
Lone Star Liberty, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, Texas Conservative Digest, Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Home School Coalition and 2 more

Reported by Candidate

4
Texas Right to Life, Texas Home School Association, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texans for Vaccine Choice

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.

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.

Yes

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?

None.

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

Due to the tyranny they came from and their understanding of mankind, I believe they understood God's word and realized that man's natural sin nature was to control other men. So the separation and limitation of powers was the only way to prevent good intentions from going sour. However, they also realized that only a moral and Godly society could keep it.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Jesus died on the cross for our sins. If you do not accept Him as your savior you will not be saved from the judgment that will lead to an eternity in hell. I believe in baptism in water and the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. The Bible is the infallible Word of God and full of truth from God. I believe in the trinity – God, son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. I believe there is a heaven and hell and narrow is the way to make it to heaven. Golden Rule and Proverbs teachings are a good way to live. We should love one another and give to those in need. Fruits of the Spirit are vital to a good life.

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 have been vetted and interviewed by groups who are considered the most conservative, and they have endorsed me as a candidate. Briscoe Cain, named the most conservative member of the Texas House based on his votes, has endorsed me on his facebook page. I have served on church boards that have strong conservative tenets of faith. Honestly, until I am elected, it is the reference of my character and personal interactions that will have to speak strongly. Vote for me, and then my record as a representative can speak to my conservative values publicly.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Ease the burden of taxes on business owners and lessen regulation and certification requirements. Enable employers to pay less taxes on employment tax. Give tax incentives and breaks to those employers who are increasing the workforce. Working people pay taxes and that is beneficial to our society. As a business owner myself, I have tried to increase employees so I can grow, but the tax burden of running a business keeps me in a lean in mean mode instead of add and grow. I believe lower interest loans for small business start-ups should be available to increase more business growth through new business. New businesses and existing business will definitely bring down unemployment.

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

Texas should embrace the 10th amendment and reject Obamacare. We should open the market for insurance companies to be allowed to operate as before and sell to the individual consumer as well as groups like our teachers and other large Texas employers. It was still expensive when insurance agents sold health insurance, but not near as bad as it is now. Having more than a handful of inner workings to determine health products, along with competition, will bring the cost back down and put the power back to the people. If the Feds aren't going to repeal, we need to reject and give it back to Texans to choose and demand better products and pricing from insurance companies.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Supporting the working people and the businesses employing them. Less regulations and more tax breaks and incentives.

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

I have been a leader in many organizations, groups, committees, churches and church boards. My continued education, counseling and advising background as an insurance and financial service representative, banker, loan officer, mortgage broker, and security licensed representative of more than 25 years has given me a broad view of people in all phases of life. I had a partnership with 2 accountants that has shown me business and tax law for small business owners, as well as retirement and estate planning which was invaluable even for those with MEDICARE and Medicaid issues. I am sought out for wise council from other business leaders, pastors, organizations in need, and people who need help. I am one who people can trust and can count on to be a servant. I am an absolute good listener and I believe that has enabled me to be effective in helping great and small problems publicly and personally.

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

jasonhuddlestontexas@gmail.com 806-202-7580

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

I have a huge faith in my God. I do my best to obey Him and honor Him by serving others. I am one who fights for justice and wants rules to be followed. I believe the Constitution is as relevant today as it was when it was written. Liberty and freedom with a patriotism for Texas and the US is important to me and worth fighting for. My passion for God and His abilities that He gave me is what I live for. We are a blessed people. I want to remind people of that, but also encourage them to take up the mantle we’ve been given, to vote, to keep our government in check, and continue to stay aware of what those we have all hired to do – continue to do it the way we, the voters, want them to. I want to stand up and say, let me work for you in that way.


Background

Education
  • West Texas A&M University, Canyon, CIS, 1996
  • Canyon High School, Canyon, 1991
Work & Military
  • State Farm, Agent, 10
  • Houlette & Garland Financial Services, Partner, 5
  • Allstate, Financial Services Rep, 1.5
  • Norwest Bank/Wells Fargo, Personal Banker, 5
Affiliations
  • Perryton Lions Club, Member, Past President
  • TOPS Homeschool Community, Leader
  • Harvest Church Assembly of God, Member, Past Trustee, Contributor, Volunteer
  • Ochiltree County Legislative Affairs Council, Volunteer
  • Ochiltree Senior Citizen’s Board, Member
  • Canyon Chamber of Commerce Board, Past member & President
  • TX Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers, Past Board member & Chair
  • CISD Redistricting Committee, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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