Candidate Profile
Fred Rangel

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Fred Rangel
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 125
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

6
Greg Abbott, John Cornyn, Pastors PAC - San Antonio), San Antonio Family Association, Texas Right to Life, Texas Values Action

Reported by Candidate

5
Governor Abbott, Senator John Cornyn, Senator Pete Flores, Senator Donna Campbell, Christy Craddick, Railroad Commissionor

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations

Summary

25%

LIBERAL

75%

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 Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Agree

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 voted in these primaries and general elections:

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?

Under no circumstances.

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

Protection of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, right to prevent government control, religious freedom,

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again Christian. God is the creator of heaven and earth. God the Father, Son, and Holy spirit are my guides.

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.

Pro-life Pro 2nd amendment Traditional marriage

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Provide policy that presents working man solutions to jobs that they can work to provide for their families. Provide job training where technology transfer has displaced workers. Re-introduce Vocational type programs to get Americans working again.

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

Our government is not responsible for healthcare. We can however, find creative ways for citizens to find affordable healthcare providers. You must be working, and be a contributor to our economy .

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Controlling exports to facilitate fair trade, with monitoring imports. Find ways to incentivize local business to flourish providing jobs to our local economy.

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

25 years of community experience. Served on Resolutions Committee in State Republican Executive Committee in Austin. Resolutions came from all over the state that our committee vetting, confirmed, adjusted, and recommended forward to the state legislature. I am already familiar with issues that are on the desk of the legislature I seek to fill. Candy Noble, Steve Allison, Senator Pete Flores are a few of those I have a relationship with that can work with me to move legislation forward.

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

campaign@fredrangel

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

I believe that people are first in policy, then programs. I will promote with your help, School Finance Reform. Its time we bring equality in finance to all schools in Texas. In the seventies, I attended Edgewood ISD the 2nd Poorest in the country then. There are still disparity, and some choose to look away when some schools do without. I will not. Teachers need a raise - PERIOD. Property Tax Relief is a top priority. I am with the Governor Abbott on a 2.5 tax cap. I also favor the electorate to elect the members of the Bexar Tax Appraisal, so that they can be voted out if not serving the needs of our constituents. Finally, Economic Development should prioritize into training to put people back to work, so that they can fend for their own families.


Background

Education
  • Memorial High School, San Antonio, yes, 1973
  • Gulf LatinAmerican Bible, San Antonio, yes, 1993
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, no, 1978
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • State Republican Executive Committee, Committeeman SD 26
  • Republican Club of Bexar County, President
  • Eckhert Crossing HOA, Board member and President
  • Span of Control Committee, City Council appointee
  • South Texas Business Fund, City Council Appointee
  • Capital Improvements Advisory Committee, City Council Appointee
  • East Central Assembly, Board Member
  • Westover Hills Assembly, Director of Community Affairs
Offices
  • State Republican Executive Committeeman for SD 26, Held 2 years
  • Texas Real Estate Committee, Held 2 years
  • City Council District 7, Sought 2001
  • Vice Chair of Republican Party of Texas, Sought 2018
 

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