Candidate Profile
David Williams

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
David Williams
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.5
Incumbent
No
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Conservative Organizations

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

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.

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

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

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

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

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

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

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?

Personally, I feel in cases of sexual assault, rape, incest or risk of life to the mother, or any variation of these, individual women should be allowed to pursue legal options for the determination of their gestational condition. Proper counseling should be available to fully discuss and integrate all options of sustainability for the unborn with hopes that survival will be the outcome. The ultimate determination should belong to the individual involved including parents of female if a minor child.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Islamic terrorism is a valid threat to our country and the world. Intelligence gathering processes should be allowed to continue both globally and domestically. Militarily, operational control for anti-terrorism objectives should be delegated to each branches leaders to be pursued in line with established objectives. Enhanced vetting processes for immigration applicants should be implemented to better identify at risk individuals from anywhere desiring integration within our society.

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

America's Founders utilized the rationale that because mankind involves the human factor, measures should be included to minimize the ability of any one individual or groups to leverage an unfair advantage over others that might be based on unethical or egregious intent. With separate powers in place, the public is better protected from one sided attempts at self-serving or greed intent actions.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As a Christian with an upbringing in a Baptist household, certain values towards mankind and humanity in general are common. I believe that Christ has created a heavenly kingdom where everyone is welcomed through acceptance of Jesus as our Savior. Assuming the responsibility of completely providing for family and assisting others as capable is the right thing to do.

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.

I believe strongly in the US Constitution as written through present time. Individual liberties are addressed in the Constitution and permitted in defined areas up to the limit that one individual's liberty does not infringe onto another's liberty. The preservation of the American way protecting life, liberty and property will be an endless objective I will continue to fight for. I endorse a strong immigration stance that each applicant should be only accepted based on merit.

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

Healthcare coverage should be an open market, competitive product just like all other types of insurance that a majority of citizens purchase. By removing state border restrictions, consumers could shop for adequate coverage terms from insurance companies nationwide. This factor of competition would create a more favorable environment on coverage terms, lower deductibles and more affordable premiums.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government's primary contributor to the economy is maintaining consumer confidence in our country. With the recent tax code improvements, the economy will experience a stimulus both by additional earnings retained by workers and increased business reinvestment that will result in expansions of job opportunities. Additionally, the Federal Reserve has contributing measures available to assist in economic stability.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

With the recent tax code changes made by President Trump in December 2017, I feel we need to experience and validate the forecasted economic benefits before initiating any additional modifications. President Trump and many common-sense Americans appreciate a simpler tax code that allows individuals and corporations to contribute a fair share towards support of this nation.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to allow the natural process of economic growth to increase job opportunities. Increasing the academic and job skills of our youth transitioning into adulthood is crucial for the future success of the country.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

The Social Security Retirement Fund has to be isolated from any access for any other intent beyond servicing the pensions of current or future recipients. A periodic if not continuous reassessment of the condition to meet future obligations should occur. Adjustments, which might include increasing contribution percentages, will have to be evaluated. America's workers and retirees have not had a choice in participation, so it the nation's responsibility to uphold the full faith and credit expected by the people.

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

Having matured in life with the achievements of higher education degrees in Economics, Business Administration, and Healthcare and Nursing Management, combined with 30 years of career experience, I have a thorough understanding of economic factors influencing this nation. Through entrepreneurial experience, I have developed businesses that created jobs for over 200 people with annual budgets of around $25 million. We are expected to operate within a fiscally responsible budget in household and business, now is the time for the state and federal governments to meet that same standard.

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

davidw@davidwilliams.org (903) 752-5627

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

I am a proud, Christian conservative Republican who strives to make a difference for today's and tomorrow's generations. Many have commented that this is not a Christian country. While it is true that our country rightfully does not have an established religion, I believe that as a Christian, I am prepared to uphold the Constitution and fairly execute the responsibilities bestowed upon a Representative of the people, all of the people. This country is on the recovery path to a position of strength and respect both domestically and abroad. Allow me to represent District 5 and support the efforts initiated by our current Administration.


Background

Education
  • Excelsior College, Albany, MSN, 2018
  • University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, MBA, 2015
Work & Military
  • USN, E6, 12
  • USA, O2, 6
Affiliations
  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), Member
  • Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN), Member
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Member
  • National Rifle Association (NRA), Member
  • Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA), Member
  • Texas Concealed Handgun Association (TCHA), Member
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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