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.
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.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
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.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
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.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
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?
The life of an innocent, unborn soul should never be taken. Until we can overturn Roe v. Wade, we must do everything possible to reduce the frequency of abortion. Last Legislative Session, I filed HJR 121 to protect life at conception and would have prohibited abortion to the fullest extent possible under the law with exceptions for rape, incest, or when the life of the mother or child was in danger.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Mankind is sinful including greed and pride. We are imperfect beings and that is why the separation of powers is so perfect. Whether that is at the federal or state level, a distinct separation of powers between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches is what keeps our checks and balances in place. No one person or body can enact laws because no one person should. The 10th Amendment made it clear that States have jurisdiction over any matters not delegated by the U.S. Constitution.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
My value and belief system is based on my relationship with God and serving Him. Growing up Catholic, my relationship with Christ has grown over the years through my many different experiences. My belief system is to serve our Lord and my calling is to serve our community. When things get tough, as politics tend to do, I can always rely on this relationship and leaning on my family for guidance.
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 have earned very high marks from conservative groups and finish consistently in the top 15 most conservative members such as the Young Conservatives of Texas, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Values, Concerned Women for America, Texas Conservative Coalition, Texas Right to Life, and the Texas Eagle Forum. In a scientific study conducted every Session by a professor from Rice University, I average in the Top 10 most conservatives members in the House.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
As a small business owner, I can attest that the way to bring down unemployment is to continue to fight for and protect low taxes and regulations for employers. When you burden companies with high taxes and ridiculous regulations, they cannot accurately predict their resources to hire more workers and cannot grow as quickly. You can already see tangible results from the federal tax reform just recently passed as many companies have announced their intentions to hire more workers and even provide bonuses to their current employees.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
The free market is a beautiful thing if you allow it to flourish. Let’s make insurance and healthcare providers compete against each other to allow consumers, instead of the government, to choose the best option that fits their families.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
There shouldn’t be a role for government to play in boosting the economy! Let’s get out of the way so that businesses and citizens can decide for themselves how best to spend their hard-earned money. It’s been shown time and time again that government interference doesn’t work in the long run!
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I'm a 3-term member of the Texas House of Representatives and have built a record that is among the most conservative in the Legislature. I received eight years of the best leadership training in the world in the United States military (4 years in the Reserve Officer Training Corps and 4 more as a U.S. Air Force Officer). I'm the son of public school teachers and as such, when I started my entrepreneurial career I began it with family money...I had $80 dollars! I started a business from scratch and now we have nearly 100 employees spread out over five states at a dozen locations. I also served on a city council and was, for one year, the Mayor Pro Tem of the fastest growing city in America. I am also very proud of my thirty plus years as a conservative activist and that culminated last summer in 2016 as I was selected as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. I was the only delegate selected from the entire Texas legislature.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Personal email: email@example.com Personal cell: 214-507-4861
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
Here's what you’re going to get from me. Fierce conservative advocacy. I'm passionately eager to represent you. The folks that pay all the bills/taxes, follow the rules and love their God, family and country. President Trump shook up the establishment by winning the presidency by promising to put America first and people like you and I first. He's set on draining the swamp. And so am I! We must do it one creature at a time. I will work tirelessly to actually secure the border, protect our historical monuments, provide property tax relief, get healthcare costs under control, drug test welfare recipients, end in-state tuition for illegals as well as welfare benefits to anyone here in our country illegally, institute term limits, bar legislators from becoming lobbyists and vehemently support our Texas rural public schools and teachers. I'm a fighter and I will never cease fighting for you. I am asking for your support, your vote, and your prayers. Please spread the word! God Bless!