Candidate Profile
Susanna Dokupil

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Susanna Dokupil
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 134
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

11
Cathie Adams, Greg Abbott, Kingwood TEA Party, Lone Star Liberty, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom and 5 more

Reported by Candidate

6
Governor Greg Abbott, Attorney General Ken Paxton, Texas Right to Life, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Dr. Steve Hotze, Texas Values

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
24
Constitutional Conservatives Fund, Dan Liljenquist, Don Willett, Empower Texans, Eva Guzman, Francisco "Quico" Canseco and 18 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Ted Cruz

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.

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.

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."

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?

Never

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

They understood that people are flawed and falliable, so they instituted checks and balances between the branches of government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born-again Christian and a Baptist. I try to live by Biblical principles.

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 published multiple articles on religious liberty topics, and I defended conservative principles at the AG’s office such as keeping the words “under God” in the state pledge. I testified in the Texas legislature in favor of a pro-life bill for Texas Right to Life. I have done a lot of political fundraising and made contributions to conservative candidates such as Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, Rand Paul, and Ken Paxton.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Promote a strong and growing economy so that businesses in the market create more jobs. Keep Texas free from a state income tax, eliminate the gross margins tax, cut property taxes, and reduce regulation.

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

It’s not the government’s job. I would remove regulatory barriers that prevent health insurance companies from participating in the Texas market. Increased competition will help keep costs down for everyone.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Keep taxes and regulations to a minimum (see #31). Stay out of the way of the free market.

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

I have been a movement conservative for the last 20 years. I have a master’s degree in church-state studies and have been published frequently on religious liberty topics. I got to put theory into practice working at the Texas Attorney General’s office where I worked to defend religious liberty issues like monument displays containing religious symbols and the words “under God” in the state pledge. I am a Harvard-educated lawyer with experience in all three branches of government. I have worked on and supported campaigns and non-profits that promoted conservative causes, and I have been a leader in the conservative activist community.

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

Susanna@susannaforstaterep.com 713-523-3330

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

I took about 6 years off of work to raise my 4 kids because I wanted them to have the same advantages that my stay-at-home mom gave to me. During that time, I stayed active in the conservative movement through my writings and volunteer work. Being a mom has been better training for dealing with people with opposing views than being a lawyer ever was. I’m looking forward to taking my values to the Texas legislature. I have a 20-year track record, and this district can count on me to vote for conservative Republican principles. My district deserves a representative who will work with Governor Abbott and our conservative leaders. I will be that person.


Background

Education
  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, JD, 2000
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX, MA, 1996
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX, BA, 1995
Work & Military
  • Paladin Strategies, CEO, 2015-present
  • US Senate Judiciary Committee, Special Counsel, 2010
  • Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Asst. Attorney General, Asst. Solicitor General, 2004-2009
  • Private practice law firms, Associate, 2001-2004
Affiliations
  • Kingwood Tea Party, Board Member
  • Texas Right to Life, Testified in TX legislature on a pro-life bill
  • Harris County GOP, Vice Chair
  • The Federalist Society, National Religious Liberties Executive Committee
  • The Texas Review of Law & Politics, Board of Advisors
  • Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow
  • Houston Symphony, Governing Board
  • Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Editor-in-Chief
Offices
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