Candidate Profile
Giovanni Capriglione

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Giovanni Capriglione
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 98
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2017:  100%
Eagle Forum TX, 2017:  89%
Texas Values Action, 2017:  76%
Empower Texans, 2017:  63%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2017:  58%

80%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter, 2017:  30%
Equality Texas, 2017:  0%
NARAL Pro-Choice TX, 2013:  0%

10%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

4
NRA, Texans For Life, Texas Alliance for Life, Texas State Rifle Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
22
Charles Lee Perry, Cindy Burkett, Drew Darby, Drew Springer, Empower Texans, Greg Abbott and 16 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
18
American Majority Action, Armin Mizani, Associated Builders and Contractors, Bass Family PACs, Conservative Republicans of Texas, David Simpson and 12 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Association of Texas Professional Educators, International Association of Firefighters

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Yes

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 do not support the murder of unborn children for any reason. I am proud of my 100% pro-life record and I am honored to have authored and passed prolife legislation during the last session. I also voted to defund Planned Parenthood. Lots of candidates can say they are pro-life, but I am proud to have stood up at rallies in support of life, to have donated to pro life organizations, and to have written and passed pro-life legislation.

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

Absolute power corrupts. Our Founding Fathers knew that the corrupting nature of mankind, and power, needed to be limited.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Catholic - my parents and ancestors as far back as I can go have been Christians. My children have been Baptised. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and our Lord and Savior.

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.

I have a 100% pro-life voting record, I have authored and passed pro-life legislation, and I voted to defund Planned Parenthood. I have voted for religious liberty bills, for the ban on sanctuary cities and to support 2nd amendment rights (endorsed by NRA/TSRA). As a member of the Texas Appropriations Committee I have helped pass two fiscally conservative budgets in a row - under the rate of population+inflation. I co-authored and voted for the American Laws for American Courts bill.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way for government to bring down unemployment is to get out of the way. Less regulations, less taxes, less frivolous lawsuits.

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

The government's role should be as a safety net for those that really need help - others should be willing to work for the benefits or provide community service.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The best way for government to boost the economy is to get out of the way. Less regulations, less taxes, less frivolous lawsuits.

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

I have a BS in Physics, and an MBA and have served as your State Representative for 5 years. But my experiences, my faith, listening and learning from my constituents, is what I will bring back to Austin.

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

gio.cap@gmail.com 214-263-5982

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

I am a happy husband and father of three beautiful girls. God has blessed me with the time and ability to serve - and I serve entirely for the benefit of my constituents. Over the course of my time in the Texas House I have helped pass fiscally conservative budgets, I have passed sweeping cybersecurity legislation, I have invested our Rainy Day fund and generated over $100 million in additional funds that can be used in an emergency, I passed the Texas State Bullion Depository so that Texas can be a world leader in precious metals.


Background

Education
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, MBA, 2003
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Physics, 1995
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Texas House Republican Caucus, Member
  • Pregnancy Help 4 U - life affirming organization, Master of Ceremonies
  • Bochi's Place - Helping victims of sex trafficking, Honorary Chairman
  • North Texas SNAP -serving adults with disabilities, Honorary Chairman
  • KISD Families for Fiscal Responsibility, Founding Member
  • CTH HOA, HOA President - one term
  • Republican Women of North Texas, Associate Member
  • Mercy House - Pro-Life Org, Sponsor
Offices
  • Texas State Representative, Held 2013-2018
 

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