Candidate Profile
Wendell Champion

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

1
*United Republicans of Harris County, Texas

Reported by Candidate

4
Sam Harless, Texas House of Representatives, Houston's Premier Business Coalition, Larry Lipton, Houston Area Business Owner, Houston Chronicle

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations (2018)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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?

God's word does not provide an exception that allows for abortion with qualifications. The Supreme has ruled on the issue of the viability of a fetus to live outside the womb without or without medical assistance. However, the Court rulings are not consistent with biblical teachings that God knows every child while in the womb. Therefore, life and individual existence begins at conception. In difficult circumstances of unwanted pregnancies, we have to provide compassionate and comprehensive options for mothers who prefer to choose life over death.


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?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

Individuals should be responsible for their own debts. If we introduce post graduate service opportunities that require individual sacrifice, there may be a good argument that taxpayers could help pay student loans as part of compensation for years of public service.


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.

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?

Government does establish religion and cannot restrict the practice of religio.


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?

We need to be more transparent and truthful about the effects of the Affordable Healthcare Act and allow individuals the freedom to choose between free market competitive plans.


National Security

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

Agree   

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

Strong military options need to remain in place. Strengthen our intelligence community. Act swiftly and efficiently to protect American interests and to neutralize threats foreign and domestic.


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.

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?

(Did not answer)


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 our Lord and Savior. The Bible is the inerrant, infallible and divine Word of God. I believe in the Trinity - Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.


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   

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

There are articles about my service and commitment available through Google Search.

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

(Did not answer)

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

Overall position is to provide truth in government and uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution for all Americans.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

(Did not answer)


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.

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?

(Did not answer)

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

Racism needs to be addressed objectively and honestly. Without hostility but with the Love of Jesus Christ,


Background

Education
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, West Point, N.Y., BS, 1986
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX, JD, 1997
Work & Military
  • United States Army, 1LT(P), 4
  • United States Army Reserves, Captain, 1
Affiliations
  • Beta Academy, Advisory Board
  • Pro-Christ Ministries, Leader
  • Rotary International, Former Club President
  • Weekley Family YMCA, Former Board Member
  • Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation, Former Board Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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