Candidate Profile
Lisa Luby Ryan

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Lisa Luby Ryan
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 114
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

9
Cathie Adams, Dallas Liberty Center, Grassroots America, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Home School Coalition and 3 more

Reported by Candidate

4
Texas Right to Life, Texas Values, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
11
Angie Chen Button, Heartland Values, Ken Paxton, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Martha Roby, Matt Rinaldi and 5 more

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

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.

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?

None

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

The same impulses in man that lie as the foundation for the Ten Commandments. Although Lord Acton came along 100 years after the Constitution was written, his axiom that "power corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely" provides a basic insight into the rationale for a separation of powers. By recognizing both man's natural & inalienable rights as coming from God and therefore preceding the law, the Constitution sets out to restrict THE GOVERNMENT, and not the people.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have an amazing personal relationship with Jesus and know who I am in HIM. I understand every day is a gift and I live each to the fullest, while glorifying HIM. I walk in complete faith in all that I do. My greatest fear in Life is standing before the Lord and HIM saying, "Why didn't you trust me to do what I created you to do?”. This is why I am running for HD114. I KNOW that I KNOW that He has called me "for such a time as this". I have a heart for knowing and serving people. I want the people of HD 114 to know me personally and what I stand for. I understand that not all will agree with me on policy, but my hope is they will know that I am for them and will always represent them with integrity. When asked an honest question, I will always give an honest answer. I give them my word that I will be the same for the entire 2-year term and ask that they hold me accountable. I want to put Honor back in Honorable, it is a title that is earned, not and entitlement or right.

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.

As a conservative, my views are grounded in reality and reflect what has worked best for our Country over time. I believe in common sense solutions, that balance the rights and RESPONSIBILITIES of the individual versus specialist groups. My long history of working to elect conservatives and to promote those working for conservative public policy solutions underscores my conservative credentials.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to get job participation is to get more money in the hands of the people so they can invest in their small businesses, purchase goods and services which grows the economy and brings down unemployment. Small businesses are the biggest generator of jobs, not the government.

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

That government really doesn't belong in the Health care business, it's just another commodity. The best way to promote affordable healthcare is through deregulation of the health insurance industry to make it more competitive. Reducing the regulations that insurance companies put on doctors and free them up to practice medicine will provide a better atmosphere and better healthcare for all. Practices such as Atlas MD Direct Medical care in Wichita, KS that began to offer concierge medicine after Obamacare was passed, show what free market principles can do for medicine to benefit both doctors and patients.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government needs to reduce taxes, burdensome regulations and get out of the way of businesses. It is not the function of government to pick winners and losers in the business world. The government should provide a safe climate for business to grow without trying to regulate it.

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

I have spent 30 years as an entrepreneur and business owner. I have signed both sides of a paycheck. I possess excellent personal and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to build consensus in both business and public settings. Given the rancor and division in politics lately, having a good listener that is respectful and can work with others without demonizing them will be, I believe, a welcome change from our current representation. As President of the Park Cities Republican Women’s club, I grew the membership to one of the largest in Texas. I enjoy using my leadership skills to help improve my community.

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

info@lisalubyryan.org 972.638.0413

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

I am a conservative who is ready to get to work on behalf of this district and the community I would serve. The amount of support I have received so far underscores that people are ready for a change in leadership in this district. I will be a conservative voice who gets things done and I hope to have the opportunity to provide servant leadership to the citizens.


Background

Education
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • Arizona State, Tempe
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • I Am Second, a Second & Public Speaker
  • Council For Life, Board Member 09, 12, 13,16, 17; Member since 2008
  • Brighter Dallas, Board Member 2009-2013
  • Initiative Network, Current Board member
  • Park Cities Republican Women, President 2005, 2006, Member since 2002
  • Choose Life Committee, Appointed by the Texas AG, 2015-present
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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