Candidate Profile
Cindy Burkett

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Cindy Burkett
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Heritage Alliance TX (HA), 2012:  86%
Eagle Forum TX, 2017:  84%
Texas Values Action, 2017:  81%
Right to Life TX, 2017:  63%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2017:  63%
Empower Texans, 2017:  48%

74%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter, 2017:  40%
Equality Texas, 2017:  0%
NARAL Pro-Choice TX, 2013:  0%

13%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

6
Over 600 Community Leaders Across SD2, Texas Alliance for Life, Texans for Life, Texas Realtors Association, Texas Association of Business, Texas Municipal Police Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Dan Flynn, Greg Abbott, Kenneth Sheets, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
51
Allen Fletcher, Associated Builders and Contractors, Cathie Adams, Charlie Geren, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Craig Goldman and 45 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Association of Texas Professional Educators, International Association of Firefighters, National Association Of Social Workers

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

In 85th Legislature, Regular Session, Burkett recorded in the journal after the vote under “Statements of Vote” : "When Record No. 1391 was taken, I was in the house but away from my desk. I would have voted yes." House Journal, May 19, 2017, pages 3837-3838 . Record Vote No. 1391 was to table Amendment No. 22 (by Schaefer) to Senate Bill 8. The amendment would have closed a loophole in Texas Pro-Life laws to protect unborn children with disabilities from abortion.

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

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

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Agree

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

I support the death penalty.

Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

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?

I believe life begins at conception and should be protected until natural death.

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

Humans are self-interested, ambitious creatures prone to the abuse of power.  The founders made a government of limited powers divided into competing branches to counter the attempts of ambitious individuals to secure their own good at the expense of the public good.  Each branch defends against encroachment by the other branches, the people itself was to guard against encroachment by the government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  I accepted Christ as my Savior as a teenager and have tried to live each day as he has prescribed through scripture.

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.

This Session alone, I carried and passed one of the most sweeping pro-life bills in the country that included banning the sale of baby body parts, joint-authored the American Laws in American Courts bill, supported SB 4 which banned sanctuary cities, and voted for a bill that bans state agencies from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Texas must continue to create an environment that attracts business (and thus creates more jobs) through low taxation and reasonable regulation.

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

The private sector, through competition, should lead the way in healthcare coverage. One thing government can do to foster that competition is remove any barriers to purchasing health insurance across state lines.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

State government must continue to have low taxation with reasonable, predictable regulations.

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

In addition to being an elected official, I have also been a small business owner and realtor. I have been able to successfully apply those lessons learned in the private sector to my work as an elected official to help.

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

I can be reached at cindy@cindyburkett.org or at 214-460-5349

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

I am proud of my strong, effective conservative record. I've been blessed to have 30 good bills signed into law by the governor. I am hard-working, led by God, and driven by the challenge of turning conservative values into law.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Bachelors, 2004
  • Eastfield Community College, Mesquite, Associates, 2001
  • University of North Texas, Dallas Campus, Mediation Certificate, 2005
Work & Military
  • Biel Partners, Vice President, 2
Affiliations
  • Mimosa Lane Baptist Church, Member served on various committees
  • Mesquite Area Republican Club, Founder and Member
  • Lillian Smith Family Violence Foundation (formerly, Board Member
  • HOPES Advisory Council, Board Member
  • Mesquite Republican Womens Club, Member
  • First Ladies Republican Womens Club, Member
  • Greater Garland Republican Organization, Member
  • Sunnyvale Superintendent’s Roundtable, Member
Offices
  • State House of Representatives, Held 7 years
  • SREC Committeewoman, Held 4 years
 

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