Candidate Profile
John Grunwald

Republican , Texas


John Grunwald
U.S. Rep., Dist.27

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."


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 Agree

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?

Only if the life of the mother is at stake. She may live to have children again.

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

We can not continue being the world's police man. We need to support groups that are attempting to eradicate radical Islamic Terrorism even though strict adherence to the Koran advocates killing all non believers.

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

Our founding fathers recognized power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. They recognized this is what happened when there is a ruler that is unchecked.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe there is a supreme being that controls everything. From that little seed a tree will grow.

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?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I was raised in a capital business environment. I have seen the results of a pure socialist society. There is no incentive to produce more than your neighbor.

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

I would not. Health care is not an entitlement nor a right for all.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Keep its hands out of business

What changes should be made to the tax code?

It is way too cumbersome. There are over 16,000 pages of tax code not law. It is the responsibility of Congress to innate the revenue law not some person in an IRS office.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Require those that receive government benefits work in some way, shape or form even it is working in the fields harvesting crops.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Require the government not to borrow from the SS funds. Keep their hand off.

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

I am a CPA and have passed the IRS Enrolled Agent Exam. I have 50+ years of business experience. I will bring business experience to our government. I will not continue the political royalty that has become part of our government. I will in Mr. Lincoln's words continue "Government OF the people. BY the people and FOR the people."

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

Phone 713-859-5815 Email

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

I want to be HIRED not elected. You the voters are my employer.


  • Western Michigan Univ, Kalamazoo, BBA, 1970
  • Nothland College, Ashland, 1967
  • Ripon College, Ripon, 1965
Work & Military
  • Retired, Retired, 10
  • H&R Block, Tax Preparer, 12
  • Self Employed, Owner, 7
  • Global Marine, Lender Relations, 2
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • US Congress, Sought 2012

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