Candidate Profile
Rick Range

Republican , Texas


Rick Range
Land Commissioner

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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 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?

The life of the mother.

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

To avoid the natural propensity of people to want to expand their reach of power and money.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a Southern Baptist.

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.

Most of this information is available on my facebook page (savethealamo) and my website (

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Employ all measures to boost the economy and increase job growth.

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

The utilization of the free market and competition should be the primary means employed.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

1. Cancel or renegotiate the bad trade deals. 2. Reduce taxes and all unnecessary spending.

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

1. Education: I received my bachelor’s degree and post-graduate work in teaching and taught in public schools at the junior high and high school levels for a number of years. 2. Energy: Both my father and grandfather were involved in the field of energy, having founded Range Oil Company which existed for some 65 years and where I myself worked as a youth. 3. Veterans’ Affairs: While I am not an actual armed service veteran, I did spend over 31 years in the role of first responder as a firefighter and also served as Spanish translator for both the police and fire departments. As such, I have experienced many of the same traumatic and stressful situations to which our veterans have been exposed and am very sympathetic to their problems. The plight of veterans is dear to my heart and will be one of my top priorities—especially in the areas of housing and mental health. The tragic suicides have got to end. 4. History: In addition to my formal education in history, I have been deeply invol

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 214-881-2764 or 972-278-9241

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

I am not a professional politician, rather I'm a lifelong Texan who cherishes Texas and its heritage. I will work to do my utmost to restore integrity, productivity, and accountability to the Texas General Land Office.


  • West Texas State University, Canyon, BME, 1974
  • Post-graduate work, na
Work & Military
  • na
  • Alamo Society, Member
  • Alamo Battlefield Association, Member
  • San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy, Member
  • Alamo Defenders Descendants Association, Associate Member
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans, Member
  • Texas State Rifle Association/NRA, Member
  • Gun Owners of America, Member
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