Candidate Profile
M. Mark Mitchell

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
M. Mark Mitchell
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.6
Incumbent
No
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Conservative Organizations

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

4
Clint Young, Charlotte Landon, Jolene Walls, Judy Menikos

Selected Contributions

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

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LIBERAL

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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.

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

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.

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

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

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly 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?

Abortion should not be allowed under any circumstances; however, for an ectopic pregnancy, I would allow it to save the life of the mother.

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

Business management 101 teaches us that we should know the facts before committing to a solution. In the US fight with the Islamic state, we do not know all the facts. The fact is that ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State has its headquarters located in northern Iraq and Syria. The US and other countries launched air strikes against major cities in the Islamic state. The airstrikes targeted financial areas such as oil reserves and others of economic importance. I support the use of humanitarian efforts to change the attitude of the people in the populated areas toward the central government and against the Islamic state. I also support the formation of global partnerships with other nations against the Islamic state. It is also necessary to target the military leaders of ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State. However, short of another major us attack like unto 9/11, I would not support recommitting large numbers of American ground troops in the Middle East.

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

Daniel Webster stated, “It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions…. There are men, and all ages… who mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promised to be kind Masters; but they mean to be masters…. They think there need be but little restraint upon themselves…. The love of power may sync to deep in their own hearts….” Our founding fathers understood that good intentions are great but do not guard

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order. My values as a Christian and a conservative are before that of my politics as a Republican. I fear God and believe that my faith in God matters more than politics.

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.

www.mmarkmitchell.com

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

First, I would repeal Obamacare in its entirety. We need a free market in healthcare by removing regulation and policy that discourages choice and competition. We need personal ownership of healthcare by our tax treatment of healthcare (tax breaks). Medicaid must be reformed as only a safety net so that the low income can get jobs and get out of this program. Also we need to modernize Medicare so that Americans can afford Medicare and America is not bankrupted by Medicare.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I will promote a free market economy. An economy that is based on the best product, at the right time, produced the most efficient way possible without bias to age, race, creed, or gender. It is an economy based on productivity not regulation. It is an economy based on good business not taxation or governmental control. In this better economy, you do not have to worry about unequal wages because wages are based on productivity, not color, gender, or age. If you are good at what you do, then you make more money. I am a purist. I believe in pure hard work, pure intelligence, and pure production. The ones that produce or the managers that cause more production, make more money. The wage or remuneration is not a matter of what group you belong to but what matters is ideas, motivation, and production. The government should reduce the tax and regulatory burden on business and business will flourish, the economy will flourish, and prosperity is on the rise.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

We should repeal the current tax code and institute a "flat or fair tax" to replace it.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to cut regulations stifling jobs and cutting into profits such as Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Davis-Bacon Act. We must advance free trade to better the economy, domestically and globally. The regulatory burden hurt American workers as it drives up costs to employers. America must also reduce the tax burden on business. We need to make it easier for business to do business. As companies flourish, they hire more employees, more money means more purchase power, and the economy get better. More jobs and more money means less unemployment and better economy condition.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Retirees have paid their entire lives into a system that has now failed. These retirees deserve the benefits from paying into a system for a lifetime. It should be Congress’ first priority to make sure that the fund is solvent, healthy, and able to support the retirees for the remainder of their lives. Congress should not change anything about social security for those 55 and above to receive benefits at age 65. However, for those 30 to age 54, the age limit for receiving social security benefits would be 68.5 years. In addition, the current rate of payment into the system would be increased to 10% in this age group. For those 18 to 30, social security benefits would kick in at 68.5 years with this age group paying a tax rate of 12.5% into the system. The other option for saving the social security benefit system would be privatization of individual retirement accounts (IRAs) for those age groups below 55.

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

I hold degrees in medicine, law, theology, and science. I have 34 years experience in all areas of medicine. I have spent tine in the insurance industry. I know how to fix healthcare. As an attorney and home builder, I know how to work hard and fix problems. I can navigate the agencies of Washington and the halls of Congress. And as a small business owner, I must have a budget and keep the budget to make my payroll. The government must do the same if it wants to survive. I have the experience and education to run a congressional office and represent the Citizens of CD 6.

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

monte.mitchell@charter.net; (817) 457-4777

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

As a physician, I understand public service, the healthcare industry, and insurance. I know the ends and outs of medical practice. I also have been trained in health policy and grasp the dilemmas of healthcare policy questions and solutions to the complex issues. As an attorney, I comprehend the vast nature of the legal and legislative system and have learned how to navigate the waters of the systems of man. I have written resolutions. I have worked on complex legal issues. I have mediated, negotiated, and arbitrated solutions in all areas of concern. I am well suited to the business of Congress. As a custom home builder, I also realize what it is to work hard, get my hands dirty, and fix a problem. I am a problem solver. I recognize the practical solution in the midst of chaos. Sometimes, seeing the problem clearly enables one to approach a better or superior solution. And as a small business owner, I am acutely aware of the problems that small businesses face with taxes,


Background

Education
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, JD, 1994
  • Spartan Health Sciences Center, St. Lucia, VI, MD, 1984
  • UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, DO, 1983
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Christ for the Nations Institute, Campus Physician and Teacher
  • Senatorial 10 Convention Republican Party, Delegate
  • State Republican Party Convention, Delegate
  • Temporary and Permanent Rule Committee, Member
  • Lincoln Council, TCGOP
  • Judicial Review, TCGOP 1999
  • TOMA Ethics Committee Chair, 2003-2009
  • Managing Editor TWU Law Review, 1992-1994
Offices
  • State Representative HD 95, Sought 2012
  • State Representative HD 91, Sought 1998 & 2000
 

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