Candidate Profile
Cheryl Surber

Republican , Texas


Cheryl Surber
State Bd. of Educ., Dist. 11

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Reported by Candidate

Darby Gilliam (Special Needs Minister), Elouise Kennedy (Repub Stalwart), Nachael Foster (Atty), Eric & Angela Fleming, Tim Johnson (My Fmr Sunday Sch Teacher), Anna Mary Perez

Selected Contributions


Greg Abbott, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations, Stephanie Klick, Texas Conservative Coalition
Republican Women's Organizations







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

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

The federal government should mandate standards and requirements for local schools.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

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

The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings or court houses.

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

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

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?

"Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death." I am the mother of a (now-deceased) severely mentally & physically disabled child, who didn't walk or talk, didn't feed herself, wore diapers her entire life, had an extremely rare type of dwarfism, and was only about 1-1/2 years old mentally, when she died just shy of 25---and I AM STILL PRO-LIFE! She had the SWEETEST personality, was an ANGEL ON EARTH, and she is an ANGEL IN HEAVEN! I believe that her life & death led to my previously-agnostic Dad's salvation, just 52 days before his death, at 94. Moms & Babies have a RIGHT TO LIVE! I saw an article of a ONE POUND BABY that was born prematurely, that now weighs over 5 lbs: If the baby's heartbeat has absolutely stopped ON ITS OWN--(thru natural death, & no longer life), the lifeless baby needs to be removed

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

From reading the Declaration of Independence, it is clear that our Founders & Framers understood history & man's sinful nature, that power corrupts, that our individual rights come from the Judeo-Christian God of all creation & not man, & that governmental powers needed to be limited. They founded our country and laws on the Judeo-Christian God's "Ten Commandments."

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Bible-Believing Christian. I believe that the Judeo-Christian God created the Universe and everything in it, that God's Word is without error, and that there are various writing styles included in the Bible. I believe that God created EXACTLY ONE "race"---the HUMAN "race"---and that we are ALL the SAME "race"--with just differing shades of skin "color." We are ALL members of the MAN "KIND"--either male or female--NOT a third choice. We are to Love God, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" & "Love your neighbor as yourself." Gov Abbott told me he wouldn't have a problem with putting the latter 2 on school walls. Some of my favorite websites: Some favorite books/videos: "I Have A Friend Who's Jewish, Do You?" "The Resurrection Factor" Anything by John Hagee or AnswersInGenesis.ORG

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. Also, see answer #21, including favorite websites and books/videos. I earned an “A” Rating in a previous year's Heritage Alliance Voters Guide! Out of 52 contested candidates in Tarrant County that year, I was 1 of only 8 people to receive an “A” rating.

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

*BFA BS MBA *1984-2009-Involved parent of Spl Needs child, *Founded advocacy grp for chronically-ill kids & presented to Cook Children's Med Ctr Board, *Taught 2nd child (HS Valedictorian) phonics, jigsaw pzls/logic & Pledge by 2 Yrs, *Bus. Owner/Mgr/Analyst/Trainer &/or Investor since 1979. *Lockheed/GD--Fmr Sr Procurement Planner: Training Coord'r for 10 Suprs, Suprv'd Compilation of Reconciliation Stats for Conversion to MRP, Created/Implemented No-Cost Requis'ng Proc for Parts Which Had Cost GD $36K/Error for > 10 Yrs, Simplified Inv'tory Analysis Procs/Charts Resulting In a $242M Inv'tory Decr, Trained & Designed Numerous Instr'n Guides, *TCU--Fmr Info Svcs Mgr: ID'd/Streamlined Inefficient Data Collection Procs & Dev'd DB Extracts Allowing Previously Impossible Day Processing for $25M of Fin'l Aid Stats to Forbes,US News,Money&Peterson's, *Sen Dist 10 Resolutions Cmte Mbr-many yrs, *Designed Training Tools, *Designed/Implemented Indexing Systems to ID, Org & Inv'tory w/Cross-Ref

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: and (817) 721-2301

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

I have traveled to 27 foreign countries--incl. Israel & Cuba in 2017--from the depths of the Dead Sea to seeing Mt. Everest. I am a Fort Worth Native, and have lived within 4 miles of TCU my entire life. I spent 6 years in public schools & 7 years in private, graduating from FW Country Day School. I was the first of my FWCD class to start & finish college, graduating from TCU in 3 years, at 20, earning 42 hours (incl. 12 grad hours) my 4th year, for my BS degree, and my MBA years later. I've been married nearly 37 years. #ConstitutionalConservative, #PowerToTheParents, #SchoolChoice, #DoWhatWorks, #BackToBasics, #FreedomToLearn, #LetTeachersTeach, #StopTeachingToTheTest, #SpecialNeedsAdvocate, #ProLife, #FaithAndFamily, #BSF, #MAGA, #TCUFrog, & #AggieMom are all important.


  • TCU, Fort Worth, TX, MBA, 1995
  • TCU, Fort Worth, TX, BS, 1977
  • TCU, Fort Worth, TX, BFA, 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Bible Study Fellowship, Member Various Yrs' Studies, 1989-Present
  • Southcliff Baptist Church, Member since 2002
  • Chronically Ill Children-Parental Action Cmte, Founder, 1986
  • Trump, Reagan, others, 2004 Elector, Contributor/Volunteer, since 1970's
  • Amer Family Assn & Concened Women for Amer, Contributor
  • Great America PAC, Contributor
  • #TCUFrog Club, #AggieMom, Kappa Alpha Theta, Member and/or Alum
  • #FWCD Sch "Class of '70" Leadership Award, Ldrshp, Sprtsmnshp, Coop'g Effort, Ath
  • Precinct Chairman, Pct 1133, Held 1994-2010
  • Justice of the Peace, Pct 5, Sought 2014 & 2010

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