Candidate Profile
Ronny Jackson

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Ronny Jackson
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 13
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Conservative
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Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

10
*Club for Growth, *Conservative HQ, Donald Trump, *Rick Perry, *Sid Miller, *Texas Eagle Forum and 4 more

Others

4
*Lindsey Graham, *SEAL PAC, *Steve Stivers, Texas State Association of Fire Fighters

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   

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

Strongly Agree   

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   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

ONLY in situations in which there is an IMMEDIATE threat to the mothers life.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

By balancing our budget we can guarantee Social Security will not be in peril. By controlling wasteful government spending we can ensure that the money is available to take care of the generations that have made this country great!

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

I would restructure many departments in the federal government and reduce significantly the redundant and useless bureaucracies that contribute to our federal deficit without contributing to the key services that the federal government should be responsible for handling.

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

It is not the responsibility of taxpayers or the federal government to pay off student loans.


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   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Yes   

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

Separation of church and state should not limit our religious freedoms but rather protect them.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

I will work hard to lower healthcare cost. Health insurance, medical care, and the drugs that Americans rely on for their health and well-being are all far too expensive. The cost of healthcare is far outpacing the income for most people in this country. I will work to eliminate the monopolies in healthcare, continue to promote transparency in billing, reform pharmaceutical pricing and bring down the cost of drugs, and protect Americans from the liberal agenda and the socialist healthcare plans of the left.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Protect our borders and reform our immigration policies to prevent the spread of radical Islam in our country. Support our military abroad in the effort to eliminate radical Islamic terrorist before they have an opportunity to develop into legitimate threats to our country.


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

I support strong protected borders. I will work hard to push serious and strong immigration reform that limits the number of immigrants and refugees that can legally enter our country. Only those that are vetted, screened, and go through the legal process should be allowed to enter. I will work tirelessly to prevent anyone from entering our country illegally. I have spent time on the southern border while working as a Senior Advisor for President Trump and I understand the issues and I know the answers. Additionally, I support the border wall. The men and women of Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), need the wall in place to effectively do their job and protect us from criminals, gang members, drug smugglers, and human traffickers that continue to cross our border every day. Immigration is a national security issue and should not be used as a political tool by the left.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Strong Christian. Raised in the Church of Christ and have been a member of the Church my entire life. Firm believer that Christ should come before everything else in life. God, Family, and Country.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

Social Media accounts: Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonnyJackson4TX FaceBook: https://facebook.com/RonnyJackson4Texas13/ Website: https://ronnyjacksonfortexas13.com/ Policy Statements, background, and biography are available online via my campaign website above.

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

No.

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

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

None.


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   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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

1. Continued aggressive support for ending regulations. 2. Commonsense and meaningful immigration reform. 3. Staunch defense of the Second Amendment.

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

True racism is a threat to any society and should not be tolerated in any fashion however the bigger threat to our society the left's weaponization and use identity politics.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, M.D., 1995
  • Texas A&M University, Galveston, B.S., 1991
  • South Plains College, Levelland, A.S., 1987
Work & Military
  • United States Navy, Rear Admiral, 25
Affiliations
  • White House, Assistant to the President / Chief Medical Advisor
  • United States Naval Academy, Presidential Appointee Board of Visitors
  • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Clinical Associate Professor
  • Harvard School of Medicine Affiliated, BIDMC, Adjunct Faculty
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Fellow
  • Church of Christ, Member
  • National Rifle Association (NRA), Member
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Lifetime Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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