Candidate Profile
Deborah Gagliardi

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Deborah Gagliardi
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.6
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
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John Cornyn, Jonathan Stickland, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations, Tony Tinderholt

Summary

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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.

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.

Strongly 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?

It should only be allowed in cases of rape or incest. Unfortunately, many women do not report rape or seeking medical attention after being assaulted, out of fear of being hurt or disbelieved. As a pro-life candidate, I have lived a pro-life life. I want women to feel safe reporting rape when it happens so they can receive the medical care they need, but that is, sadly, not currently the case.

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

The last thing America needs is another “fix”. Threats must be identified and analyzed, corrections must be implemented, and the goal of any endeavor must always be success.

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

Self-aggrandizement; once a person is given power, they believe they deserve it, unconditionally.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing Catholic. As a Christian, I believe that acts of charity are private and personal, and that it is far more charitable to teach someone to provide for themselves than it is to give them things. There values are, in my opinion, the bedrock of the American dream. I spent over two decades mentoring teenage mothers, having them in our home to illustrate to my daughters that children are a blessing. I am not one to perform acts of charity as a photo opportunity. Too often those elected believe our tax money is there for them to pass out like charity all for the photo op. They know all too well the “charity” they pass out is like crack. I want the tax dollars to remain with those who earned the money, allow them to decide which charities they believe in deeply.

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 publicly endorsed candidates who ran against comfortable establishment "conservatives" who have forgotten who they were elected to represent. I have a strictly conservative voting record, I was appointed to the Texas State Bar by a conservative governor, and I served as a precinct chair for over a decade. My statements regarding various social, economic, foreign policy, and immigration issues can be seen on my Facebook page and campaign website. There are numerous newspaper articles regard my fight against eminent domain. You cannot find one person that has meet me that will not testify that I am a real conservative. “Endorsement” of groups requiring funds from the establishment crowd should never be accepted as proof of conservatism.

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

Healthcare and insurance coverage are two different things. I want to make sure people's healthcare needs are met, not make people spend money of something they do not want or cannot afford. Above all we must reduce fraud. We should also allow insurance to be sold across state lines, permit doctors to deduct pro bono work, and reward cures over life-long treatments.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government’s role is to not intervene and allow the market to operate. Too often, the government predetermines winners and losers and the taxpayers get stuck with the bill. We must stop the weaponized legal system, this cost cities and businesses millions.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

The tax code requires a full overhaul. The Internal Revenue Service has been weaponized for political warfare.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reduce restrictions on business, reduce taxes, and allow the free market to function. Small businesses are the number one employer in America, the liberal social attack on businesses must be met head on.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

For social security to be sustainable, we must reduce the fraud. Prohibit the use of the funds for any purpose other than Social Security and funds will be less scarce.

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

As an architect, mechanical engineer, and contractor, my skill set is developing projects on time and on budget. Infrastructure, construction and policies are my area expertise. I donated 100% of the architectural and engineering design services for a Veterans Memorial Victory Arch. My only request was that the area State Representative promote the concept that design professionals not-profit from Veteran projects. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Triumphal_arches_in_the_United_States I have a long history of calling out those who do not do as they promised. I have served as Precinct Chair, Senate and State Convention Delegate since 1986. I served, not just joined for the title.

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

Drg@DeborahGagliardiforCongress.com, 817.496.0668

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

Reforming government agencies, specifically Child Protective Services, is a cause I am very passionate about. My father abducted my sister and I as toddlers and my mother died looking for us. CPS failed repeatedly at their only job: protecting children. By the time I was 16, I had become a ward of the state and no child should have to go through this terrible system. I intend to focus on reforming never ending temporary fixes that cause more harm than good in the long run. I intend to get at the root of the problem, which also saves money. No more never ending projects. I became an architect, mechanical engineer and contractor, not because the government said it was okay, but solely because my passion and desire for success. I firmly believe the key to success is overcoming obstacles, not the lack of obstacles. People come to America with the dream of freedom and success and there is no reason an American cannot achieve that dream.


Background

Education
  • University of Tewas Arlington, Arlington, BS, 1996
  • Weatherford Jr. College, Weatherford, AA, 1986
Work & Military
  • Texas State Militia, Specialist, 5
Affiliations
  • NCEES, Engineering examp
  • Texas State Bar of Directors, Military Law, Construction Law committees
  • Fort Worth ISD, Career and Technology Committee
  • AIA Intern Development, Mentor (former)
  • Rebuilding Together, President (former)
  • North Texas Catholic Dioceses, Building And Education Committee (former)
  • YMCA Teenage Mentor Program, Mentor (former)
  • Tarrant County GOP Executive Committee, Member
Offices
  • Precinct Chair, Held 2008- 2018
  • City Council, Sought 2005; 2007
 

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