Candidate Profile
Gary J. Hale

Republican , Texas


Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


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

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

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?



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


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

Strongly Agree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

By creating incentives for small business and lowering taxes or providing incentives to big business so that they keep jobs at home and not sending them abroad.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Reducing taxes and providing incentives. Reducing fraud, waste and bureaucracy; by reducing rules, regulations and laws that impede commerce.

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

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

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

Strongly Agree


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


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

Keep the market competitive but establish limits on premiums so that no monopolies can dominate the market.

National Security

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

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.



Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.


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

Strongly Disagree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

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

That all men were created equal

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born-again Christian who believes that Jesus Christ is my Lord, Savior and Redeemer. I subscribe to Judeo-Christian values and try to live my faith as best as I can, considering my individual flaws.


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 believe that American should prosper without having to give away our competitive advantage. I believe that a matrimony should be among a man and a woman. However, If anyone does otherwise, it is their life to lead and I will not condemn them. We all have to live the way we choose and accept the consequences of our actions. I believe that we cannot be seen ask weak by our adversaries and enemies and should maintain a strong defensive posture all times. We should not always be the worlds policeman and only do so when we have clear national security objectives to accomplish or to provide for a strategic defense our our nation. I am for immigration but not for "give me you poor, your tired, your hungry." Our nation has evolved and we now need to move our country into a new era. We need the educated, the investors, the tax payers in order to succeed. Illegal immigrants need to admit that they broke the law by coming into the U.S. illegally and pay a fines. We need a re-set on immigration.

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

“To Protect and Serve. That’s what I did, that’s what I do.” I have a life-long legacy of public service starting with volunteering as a high school student, to 6-years of military service during the Vietnam War to a 31-year career with the DEA. During my career I have worked at various levels of many social issues. Those levels include working undercover on the street, or Tactical level … as well as conducting long-term investigations of 3-5 years or Operational level …. To working as a Regional Chief of Intelligence responsible for developing Strategy along the U.S.-Mexico border … to providing the U.S. Congress and the President and his Cabinet with the information that they needed to make sound Policy decisions. I have a degree in Computer Science and Masters in Law. I have served as an instrument of policy and those experiences have enabled me to now make policy with a well-seasoned skill set for the position of Representative for Texas House District 28

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

I am a native of this state, born in Texas, raised in Texas, my family having arrived in 1872. As a home-grown Texan and Ft. Bend County resident my interest in running for the State House is based on my desire to help keep Texas Strong and to help move Texas to the next level. I have served the public since I was a teenager in high school as founding member of a volunteer group that provided emergency communications and other assistance to the public during hurricanes and other natural disasters. That experience was the genesis of my interest in public service. I have never run or held political office, but I know how government works and I am sure that I can use that knowledge to benefit my friends and neighbors in this District. After a combined 37 years of military, law enforcement and intelligence service I am ready to continue this legacy; to protect and serve my friends and neighbors as their District 28 representative in Austin.

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

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


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


  • Franklin Pierce University, Nashua, B.S., 1985
  • Universidad de Almeria, Almeria, Spain, LLM, 2011
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, SGT, 1972-1978
  • James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy, Drug Policy Fellow & Mexico Studies Scholar
  • TX House District 28, Sought 2019

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