Candidate Profile
Wesley Hunt

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Wesley Hunt
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
The Guardian Fund

Others

1
Maverick PAC (MavPAC)

Reported by Candidate

6
President Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Ted Poe, Commissioner Jack Cagle, Commissioner Steve Radack, Michael Berry

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Republican Women's Organizations (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Defenders of Freedom and Security (2019), Elbert Guillory (2019), FreedomWorks (2019)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I believe that life begins at conception and want to fight to protect the sanctity of life. In Congress, I would focus on stopping late-term and taxpayer funded abortion. I do believe that there should be exceptions when the life of the mother is at risk or in the cases of rape and incest.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We must protect the system as it exists for those at or near retirement. For people my age and younger, we should examine reforms to ensure this program remain solvent without piling up trillions in new debt.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

We need to have a serious conversation about our spending. Last year, we had the highest revenue this country has ever seen, and yet we added 1 trillion to our debt. We don’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. First, I believe that we need to fully repeal Obamacare. That alone would save us significantly. I also believe that there is enormous amounts of fraud, waste and abuse throughout all government agencies. We need to take a serious look at eliminating that.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

When someone accepts a student loan, it is their responsibility to pay it off. I took out student loans in order to attain graduate degrees that I believe will benefit my career. If I received a bailout for my student loans, it wouldn’t be fair to all those who chose not to attend school because of the cost, or to people who saved to pay for college or already paid off their loans.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Religious Liberty

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

Separation of church and state means that the state will not infringe on the rights of the individual to worship as they see fit or seek to promote one religion over another, or establish a state church. The idea of the separation of church and state is not something found in the Constitution, and it is unfortunately a concept that has been misused to attack and remove religion from the public square.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

I believe that we need to introduce free market reforms back into the healthcare system to increase competition to drive the cost of care down. If we do that, we can provide healthcare that matches the three above criteria. I believe that by allowing policy purchase across state lines, increasing transparency in the system and greater flexibility in coverage plans, the costs of our care will decrease without hurting quality.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

I flew 55 combat missions over Baghdad in 2006. I am acutely aware of the threats we face in the Middle East and beyond. I believe the Trump administration is doing a good job of eliminating the leadership of terrorist organizations while keeping us out of prolonged and extended conflicts. For example, I believe that his order to eliminate Qasem Soleimani, who as active in smuggling anti-American weaponry into Iraq when I was stationed there, was absolutely the correct decision.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Immigration

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

We are a Nation of immigrants and legal immigrants make valuable contributions to our state and country every day. However, as President Trump says, there is a big difference between legal and illegal immigration, and we need to ensure that legal immigrants are not taking the jobs of Americans. I oppose illegal immigration and will work with President Trump to build the wall and secure our southern border.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Northwest Houston and saved at the age of 9. I try to pattern my spiritual life after the Fruits of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Qualifications

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?

Conservative   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

There are two people in this world who are willing to their sacrifice their life for yours. The first is Jesus Christ who died for us, and the second is the American soldier who puts it all on the line for our freedom and way of life. I put my life on the line in defense of our great country and our Constitution, and I will stand up to those who want to change the system that has made this country the greatest in the history of the world.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

I believe deeply in this country and our future. I decided to run for Congress because I want to continue my service to this great country, and I believe that the City of Houston is under attack from liberals in Washington who would destroy our energy industry.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

We already have significant restrictions on owning guns. We need to start by enforcing the laws we have on the books to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and the mentally unwell. I am a gun owner and I believe the Second Amendment is critical to protecting our families and our liberty.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1. Fighting the Green New Deal and anti-energy policies 2. Flooding and infrastructure to secure Houston’s future 3. Funding to secure our southern border

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

My great-great-grandfather was brought here as a slave. There is no doubt that we have a complex racial history in our Nation. We have made great strides as a Nation and need to continue focusing on what unites us rather than what divides us.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Background

Education
  • US Military Acadamy, West Point, BS, 2004
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, MBA / MILR / MPA, 2016
Work & Military
  • United States Army, Captain, 2004-2012
Affiliations
  • Greater Houston Pachyderm Club, Board Member
  • St. John School, Board Member
  • MacCormick Juvenile Detention Center, Mentor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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