Candidate Profile
Rodney Anderson

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Rodney Anderson
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 105
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2017:  100%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  86%
Texas Values Action, 2017:  72%
Empower Texans, 2017:  70%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2017:  69%

82%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter, 2017:  40%
Equality Texas, 2017:  0%

20%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

5
Cathie Adams, National Rifle Association, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

6
Texas Right to Life, Texas Municipal Police Association, Texas Association of Business, Texas Alliance for Life, NRA Political Victory Fund, Texas State Rifle Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
John Frullo, Kelly Hancock, Kenneth Sheets, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
31
Accountability First, Associated Builders and Contractors, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Don Huffines, Drew Darby, Eagle Forum and 25 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
American Association for Justice

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

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.

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?

When the mothers life is in immediate danger.

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

The Constitution was carefully drafted to clearly define the boundaries of the federal government. They realized human nature causes those in power to seek more power and control in a never ending cycle as evidenced by the monarchy's in place throughout much of Europe at the time. The Constitution is meant to LIMIT the powers of the federal government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I accepted Christ at the age of 6 at the First Free Will Baptist Church. To this day, I still have a strong relationship with this church even though my family and I now attend Walnut Ridge Baptist Church.

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?

Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

The Journal of the Texas House shows every vote I have cast in the 3 legislative sessions where I served.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to continue to keep unemployment low is to have a regulatory system that allows businesses to create jobs. The government does not create jobs, but should keep regulations to a minimum to allow industry to thrive.

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

It is not the proper role of government to be the nations healthcare provider. Removing government red tape and regulations would allow the marketplace to come to equilibrium.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should foster a regulatory system that allows for businesses to invest in property, plants, equipment, and people. Keeping taxes low and regulatory intervention low allows companies to grow and to hire new employees.

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

The experience of three legislative terms has made be a better legislator. It has taught me to really listen to constituents who have issues with state government. The ability to listen and the willingness to be accessible to the constituents of HD105 is what makes me the right person for this position.

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

info@rodneyanderson.org

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

No Answer.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, BBA, 1990
Work & Military
  • Alliant National Title, Senior Vice President, 6
  • Commerce Title, Vice President, 5
  • Sierra Title of North Texas, President, 2
  • Chicago Title, Vice President, 11
Affiliations
  • Grand Prairie Rotary, Member
  • Irving Cares, Donor
  • YMCA, Board Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Den Leader and Friends of Scouting Member
  • Lifeline Shelter for Families, Donor and Fundraiser
  • Grand Prairie United Charities, Board of Directors
  • Irving AMBUCS, Member
  • Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board Member
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 6
  • None
 

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