Candidate Profile
Ryan Krause

Republican , Texas


Ryan Krause
U.S. Rep., Dist.21

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


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.


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.


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


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, 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 be illegal. Possibly rape, incest, extreme danger to the mother (by court order).

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

Protect America first Continue intelligence operations and military action to seek, defend and destroy those that have threatened and removed the rights of others to live lives free from Islamic Terrorism.

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

The nature of man that seeks to live a life of freedom. Unencumbered by governmental control and regulations. The natural desire of man to thrive and express his/her own abilities and accomplishments. The constitution was written in such a way as to protect man from an over reaching government and establish mans right to freedom.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a devout believer and follower of God almighty. I believe that He sent His only begotten Son, who was born, died, buried, and rose again - in fulfillment of the Holy Scriptures - as a redeemer of my sins. I believe that God sent His Holy Spirit as a helper, to help me navigate this fallen world and bring pleasure to Him. My greatest fulfillment is to bring glory and Honor to God and to serve His creation well. My greatest joy is to be a good steward of all that He has entrusted me with. I believe that God has given us free will to be co-laborers with Him and is glorified when we use the gifts and talents that He has given us to bring glory and honor to Him.

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.

no answer

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

I would fight to get government out of healthcare and encourage a free market healthcare system. I would de-regulate and lower taxes for businesses so they can afford to provide healthcare for their employees. I would allow for the goodness of mankind to reveal itself rather than attempting to legislate good-will.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The Government should protect the free enterprise system that has made America the greatest country in the world. The Government should not have the responsibility to "boost' the economy. There could be some, limited oversight to measure and protect against recession, but only in a consultation relationship.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

at a minimum, there needs to be a completely re-written, simplified tax code. Inheritance tax should be completely eliminated. Child tax credit should be eliminated. deductions should be greatly reduced or eliminated. Ultimately, I would be for a flat tax system where all Americans would pay a flat rate and the Government would be required to work within that budget.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

de-regulate business. Allow the free market system to flourish.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Social Security should be guaranteed for those that paid into it. The Social Security system should be phased out and Americans should be allowed to plan for their own retirement. The Government should protect our rights not guarantee our livelihood. The Government was never meant (or designed) to be an insurance provider.

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

I see Americas greatness from a different perspective than many. I am not going to Washington to get my name on the next piece of legislation. I am going to influence law-makers to return us to the values that this country thrives on. I train organizations and foreign governments how to be successful and it all goes back to the values that the company or country hold true. I have extensive experience in building teams to come together towards a common good to accomplish a common goal. We need more people with this experience and these values in Washington to move our country towards that which makes us successful.

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

I believe that American values are what made this country great and it is these same values that will make America better than it has ever been. America's best days are still ahead, but we need to return to the values that got us here in the first place. Legislation is ill equipped to provide us the future we desire. Values drive Culture - Culture determines Legislation.


  • Regent University, Virginia Beach, 2017
  • San Antonio College, San Antonio, 1988
  • Bee County College, Beeville, 1986
Work & Military
  • Small Business Owner, Owner, 20+
  • Palm Valley Church, Executive Pastor, 8
  • John Maxwell Team, Presidents Advisory Council, 3
  • Chamber of Commerce, Director
  • Palm Valley Church, Executive Pastor
  • Victory Assembly of God, Director
  • Windsor Park Assembly of God, Director / Youth Pastor
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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