Candidate Profile
Adrian Spears

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Adrian Spears
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 121
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations

Summary

50%

LIBERAL

50%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

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.

Neutral

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.

Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

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.

No Answer

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

No Answer

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.

Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

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:

No Answer

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Never.

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

Rebellion against sovereign rule. A desire for freedom and a need to prevent governmental abuse of power and to secure liberties.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe Jesus Christ died for our sins and he is my Lord and savior. I am to live my life according to biblical doctrine.

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?

Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Please visit my website at www.gospearsgo.com

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

To encourage growth of businesses by limiting governmental regulation.

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

We need to get rid of socialized healthcare and let the market dictate healthcare as it did prior to the Affordable Care Act.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should limit its role in the economy and allow the free enterprise system to work on its own. The government should refrain from passing legislation that discourages the growth of business.

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

Over the past ten years I have represented and worked with various cities throughout the state of Texas. After graduating from Texas Tech University and St. Mary's School of Law, I joined a law firm representing cities in complex litigation. I have been invited to testify before senate and house committees on local government issues and have helped draft legislation to curb municipal overreach.

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

adrian@aspearslaw.com 210-281-8917

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

After talking face to face with many residents in District 121 the most important issues that need to be addressed next session are property taxes and school finance. Property taxes in Texas are skyrocketing from local governments accruing too much debt and wasteful spending. School districts are also accruing too much debt and spending too much money on administration, facility expenses, and overhead. Rising debt is forcing cities to lower spending on necessary services such as fire and police protection. Cities are resorting to aggressive annexation of rural land to increase its tax base. This further stretches the already strained local necessary services resulting in more crime and less protection. When elected I will work to implement a system of transparency and a higher level of scrutiny when local governments and school districts issue debt such as bonds. In addition to property taxes, I will work hard to achieve a higher level of protection and consent from residents.


Background

Education
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, JD, 2006
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, BBA, 2004
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Community Bible Church, contributor
  • Camp to Success, contributor
  • Coastal Conservation Association, member
  • Ducks Unlimited, member
  • NRA, member
Offices
  • Presiding Municipal Court Judge- City of Von Ormy, Held 1
  • Associate Municipal Judge- City of Von Ormy, Held 3
 

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