Candidate Profile
Chad Carnahan

Republican , Texas


Chad Carnahan
State Rep., Dist. 102

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations





Cathie Adams, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Values Action

Reported by Candidate

Texas Home School Coalition, NRA AQ Raring, Texas Values Action


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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


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?

If the life or death of the mother and child are at issue

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

Self-interest guides all human interaction. It must be checked in a way that assures the greater good.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a CS Lewis Christian. Faith is a constant journey and a constant struggle. This is why it has so much significance.

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 believe in personal freedom. I believe that the American culture, with its mix of self-interest balanced by moral accountability, has provided a level of personal success and fulfillment that the world has never seen. No one is better at taking care of you and the people you love than you. If you want more folks to depend upon, spread the circle of people that you value. Government can never do this.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reduce government tax and regulation. We're seeing it now with the Trump tax cut.

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

Increase competition within the health insurance industry. Allow Christian health care organizations to prosper. Reduce regulation on health care professionals.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Get out of the way.

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

My decades in independent business. A family that that has taught me responsible compassion. My opportunities to work among people of so many interests, income levels, and personalities.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: (214) 708-9992

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

I seek to be a public servant. Not a politician.


  • Centenary College, Shreveport, BA, 1974
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Dallas Eagle Forum
  • Empower Texans
  • None
  • None

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