Candidate Profile
Trey Blocker

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Trey Blocker
Party
Republican
Race
Agriculture Commissioner
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Kingwood TEA Party

Reported by Candidate

4
Texas Association of Manufacturers, Texas Restaurant Association, Texas Food & Fuel Association, Texas Nursery & Landscape Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
59
Barbara Nash, Brandon Creighton, Brian Birdwell, Bryan Hughes, Charles Schwertner, Charlie Geren and 53 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
13
Carol Alvarado, Donna Howard, Jose Menendez, Judith Zaffirini, Kirk T. England, Kirk Watson and 7 more

Summary

19%

LIBERAL

81%

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.

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 voted in these primaries and general elections:

No Answer

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?

As Lord Acton said, "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Power concentrated in the hands of one person has a corrupting influence as our Founders witnessed with King George, which is why they were insistent upon having the powers of the government separated into three different branches.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and strive each day to become more Christ-like, knowing that each day my sinful nature will cause me to fall short, but knowing that by the Grace of God I will have eternal salvation through Jesus Christ when I depart my earthly body. I feel called to run for public office so that I may use my God-given talents to be a small part of a greater movement to return our nation to the Christian values upon which it was founded.

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.

Libertydefense.org. In 1999, I founded The Civil Liberties Defense Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal foundation, for the purpose of defending the inalienable rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution and to educate the public regarding those rights. In 2000, CLDF filed a lawsuit on behalf of Texas legislators and gun stores against 31 liberal cities across the country who were attempting to litigate gun manufacturers out of business and infringe upon our right to Keep and Bear Arms as protected by the 2nd Amendment. Once this counterattack was launched, the efforts by greedy trial lawyers and Leftist mayors fell apart. Today, CLDF is suing Sanctuary Cities to restore law and order to Texas cities.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Lower taxes so that entrepreneurs can put that capital to work to expand their businesses and create new jobs.

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

Reduce mandates and allow for the sale of health insurance across state lines.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The best way for the government to boost the economy is to keep taxes low and get out of the way.

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

I have worked my entire career on behalf of agriculture and rural Texas. I spent 10 years as a legislative staffer working for rural members of the Legislature and another 10 years representing organizations such as the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, the Texas Forestry Association, the Catfish Institute of America, the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association and the Texas Veterinary Medicine Association. The Department of Agriculture needs an intelligent, articulate leader who can be an advocate for agriculture and rural Texas at the State and Federal level.

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

info@treyblocker.com

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

I will restore honesty, integrity, and fiscal responsibility to the Department of Agriculture. I will lower fees that have skyrocketed under the current commissioner and are burdening farmers, ranchers, and other small businesses. I will reduce the size of the bureaucracy and ensure that the Department of Agriculture is focused on Agriculture again.


Background

Education
  • Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA, BA, 1996
  • UT School of Law, Austin, TX, JD, 2000
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Civil Liberties Defense Foundation, President
  • Salvation Army, donor
  • National Rifle Association, donor
  • Texas Values, donor
  • NumbersUSA, donor
  • Alliance Defending Freedom, donor
  • Empower Texans, donor
  • LifeAustin Church, donor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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