Candidate Profile
Emily Cook

Republican , Texas


Emily Cook
State Rep., Dist. 18

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations





Cathie Adams, Grassroots America, Lone Star Liberty, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, Texas Conservative Digest and 5 more

Reported by Candidate

Texas Right to Life, Texas Values, Empower Texans, Young Conservatives of Texas, Texas Home School Coalition

Selected Contributions


Bob Hall, Jonathan Stickland, Matt Schaefer, National Right to Life Committee, Tony Tinderholt, Valoree Swanson







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.

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

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.

Strongly 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.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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.


I support using a party caucus to nominate my party's candidate for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and I pledge to vote for my party's nominee.


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?

When the mother's physical life is in jeopardy due to the pregnancy itself. In such cases, a procedure is used with the aim of saving a life, not with the intention to destroy a human life.

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

Government exists by permission of the people, not the other way around.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian. Nothing we can do - alone - is sufficient to bow before God, but it is through His grace of sending his Son to earth as a sacrifice for our sins that we are saved.

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.

Publicly testified in the Texas legislature dozens of times on issues ranging from abortion to Freedom of Speech and Association.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Take away incentives for not working and require drug testing to qualify for government benefits.

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

Allow doctors to compete for patients, instead of insurance companies setting rates and expectations.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Very limited.

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

I have worked four legislative sessions reviewing and writing legislation, building coalitions, navigating House and Senate rules, allowing me to hit the ground running effectively for conservative policies and for our district.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 2816227268

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

Married, and one son, Andrew. My husband is the Director of Technology for a local school district.


  • Baylor Law School, Waco, J.D., 2014
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, B.A., 2010
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Hardin Methodist Church, Organist
  • Liberty County Historical Commission, Member
  • 27 Dresses Project, Co-Founder
  • April's House, Volunteer
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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