Candidate Profile
Monica De La Cruz Hernandez

Republican , Texas

Biography

Panel Rating*

Conservative
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*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

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

Conservatives

4
*Allen West, *National Border Patrol Council, *Sid Miller, Texas Conservative Tea Party Coalition

Others

4
*Carol Miller, *Mike Conaway, *The Republican National Hispanic Assembly (RNHA), VIEW PAC

Reported by Candidate

6
Republican National Hispanic Assembly - Texas, Texas Conservative Tea Party Coalition, Texans for Traditional Marriage, United Republicans of Texas, Lonestar Patriot PAC, Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019), Republican Women's Organizations (2019)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Dori Contreras Garza (2018)

Summary

34%

LIBERAL

66%

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   

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 to save the life of the mother.


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?

1. I would ensure that all who are currently paying into the Social Security trust fund be guaranteed their promised benefits. I would allow new workers the option of participating in the Social Security system or investing in their own privately funded retirement savings account. I would prevent the Federal Government from tapping into or borrowing from the Social Security Trust fund for any other purpose than for what it was intented.

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

Government welfare programs, foreign aid, most especially to those nations who do not support the freedoms/values of the United States and Boondoggle projects such as the "bridge to nowhere", burdensome environment projects imposed under the guise of climate change. Also, by the implementation of a flat or so-called "fair' income tax.

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

Never


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?

The wall of separation of church and State articulated by our Founding Fathers was never meant to prevent the Church from involving itself in the affairs of government. To the contrary, what our Founding Fathers were trying to prevent was the State interfering with the affairs of the Church. Sadly, this misinterpretation has been used to deny or obstruct our religious freedoms and to interfere with or remove public or private displays highlighting our nations Judeo-Christian values. An example of this over-the-top interpretation used ti defend the War on Christmas which is being fought across our country including the removal of Nativity scenes and other symbols of faith from the public square.


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?

As an insurance agent, each and everyday, I work to find affordable health insurance coverage for my clients. We can mitigate the high cost of health insurance by increasing competition, allowing for the purchase of health insurance across state lines, eliminating frivolous and often times unneeded coverage mandates, and by fighting to reduce the high cost of prescription medication by injecting free market principals into that market place. I would advocate for and support legislation for the creation of tax incentives for those who wish to start thier own medical savings accounts.


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?

1. Secure our borders 2. Apply extreme vetting processes to those wishing to come to the US from countries with a known history of terrorism 3. Prohibit Sharia Law both at the Federal, State & Local levels 4. Strengthen our support and alliance with the State of Israel 5. Defend our 2nd Amendment Freedoms 6. Eliminate the threat from radical Islamic Terrorists in their countries of origin before it ever reaches the US.


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?

While the United States is a nation of immigrants, the threat of terrorism and economic harm to the US workers/citizens has forced us to be much more careful in vetting and allowing those who seek temporary or permanent residency in the United States. We should only allow those with certain needed highly technical skill sets or who have a direct blood family connection to or is the legal spouse of a US Citizen to enter our country until such time as we have adequately secured our borders and prevented the influx of those who seek to enter illegally.


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.

I believe that Jesus Christ is my personal Lord & Savior. That He died for the forgiveness of sin and was resurrected. He now sits at the right hand of God the Father to judge both the living and dead. I believe in baptism, the forgiveness of sin, and in everlasting life with God, the Father. I believe in the strength of families and that a family unit consists of a married man and women and their natural or adopted children. I believe in the traditional values of faith, family and freedom which have made both our State and Nation strong and the envy of the world.


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.

During my campaign, in my personal life, my business life and as a practicing Christian, I have proudly and faithfully espoused my deeply held spirtitual believes and values. I have provided the same answers and explained my deeply held convictions in public forums, on the campaign trail and meeting one-on-one with voters. I have put into practice these beliefs by running for and serving as a Republican Party Precinct Chairman, and am now doing so by running as a conservative Republican candidate for US Congress.

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?

I am an entrepreneur, a successful small business owner with three small businesses, and a proud wife and mother of three children. I want to hand my children the same country, freedoms, and values that my parents and grandparents handed to me. Recent actions by the Democrat controlled US House of Representatives highlight the importance of electing strong, conservative, capable candidates who can win, not only their GOP Primary, but also the general election. I have the will, experience, and fortitude to win the 15th Congressional District for Republicans and to go to Washington D.C. where my first act will be to vote for a proven conservative leader as our next Speaker of the House. I believe you do not have to compromise your values and belief system in order to win a general election. Rather, I am working to find common ground, especially with my fellow Hispanics, on issues such as the sanctity of human life, strong families, the value of hard work, and the rule of law.


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. Legislation to finish building the border wall across the entire southern border and to provide the resources and suppot to adequately secure our borders 2. Legislation to guarantee our constitutionally mandated 2nd Amendment freedoms with any undue burdens or restrictions. 3. Legislation to prohibit abortion in all cases except to protect the life of the mother.

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

While any type of racism is abhorrent, I do not believe that it specifically constitutes a threat to the security of our country unless it is carried out through the threat of fear or violence. Racism is a moral deficiency which should be dealt with in the private sector and by church leaders, parents, family members, employers, work colleagues, and friends. I do not believe that we can mandate or put in place laws against racism. Doing so would be untenable, unenforceable and costly. The best way to prevent racism is by removing threats and obstacles to our religious freedoms and institutions which are much better equiped to deal with this sin than is the US Government.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, BBA, 1997
  • American College, Bryn Mawr, LUTCF, 2006
Work & Military
  • Life & Health Insurance License, Agent, 17
  • Property & Casualty License, Agent, 9
  • Series 6 & 63, Agent, 17
Affiliations
  • UTSA RGV Alumni Association, President
  • Alamo Chamber, Business Member
  • National Hispanic Professional Organization, Membership Co-Chair
  • Edinburg Leadership Class, Liaison
  • St John's Episcopal Church, Lector/LEM
  • Organization of Women Executives, Member
  • Trump 2020 Campaign, Contributor
  • National Rifle Association, Member
Offices
  • Hidalgo County Republican Precinct Chair, Held 1
 

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