Candidate Profile
Chris Fails

Republican , Texas


Chris Fails
State Rep., Dist. 122

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Conservative Organizations





Cathie Adams, Greg Abbott, Lone Star Liberty, Rick Perry, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Conservative Digest and 5 more

Reported by Candidate

Texas Right to Life, Texas Homeschool Coalition, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations







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.


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.


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.


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?

None. No other way to describe it.

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

Our rights are God given. The Constitution was designed to protect these God given rights. The intent was a weak Federal Government with most powers reserved to the States.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am often described as one who follows a strict interpretation of scripture. If the scripture says it, it is true. My parents came from Southern Baptist and Pentecostal families and led to my Biblical Beliefs.

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.

An economy functions best when government is out of the way. Regulations are economic killers. We are a Judaeo-Christian nation and our laws should reflect that. We must know who is coming into the country and properly vet them to ensure the safety of the public.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Get government out of the way so that the free market can prosper and jobs created. A welfare to work program is required. Like Benjamin Franklin said, poverty should be bad enough that people want to find a way out.

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

Get rid of the ban on sales across state lines and open up the restrictions on the types of coverage that can be offered. This would increase competition and allow people to purchase smaller affordable plans.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

None. Get out of the way so the economy can flourish.

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

I have been at the upper management level of two companies, co-own Alamo Shooting Sports. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Integrative Studies from Texas Tech and am completing my Law Degree at St. Mary's University.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 210-485-4869

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

I am tried of the politicians who say they believe one way and vote another, cognitive dissonance. I believe my statements are a contract with you that I vow to uphold.


  • Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, TX, AAS, 2000
  • Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX, BA, 2015
  • St. Mary's Law, San Antonio, TX, JD, 2018
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Community Bible Church, Usher
  • San Antonio Area Eagle Scout Ulumni Association, Member
  • International Right of Way Association, Former Chapter President
  • San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen, Former First Vice President
  • City Councilman, Hollywood Park, Held 2013-2014
  • Mayor, Hollywood Park, Held 2014-2018

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