Candidate Profile
Dan Flynn

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Dan Flynn
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 2 - Pos. [place]
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Somewhat Conservative Information icon *

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

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business TX (NFIB - TX), 2017:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2019:  95%
Heritage Alliance TX (HA), 2012:  90%
American Conservative Union TX (ACU-TX), 2019:  74%, 85% (cum.)
Right to Life TX, 2019:  80%
Eagle Forum TX, 2019:  73%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2019:  68%
Club for Growth TX, 2019:  64%, 64% (cum.)
Empower Texans, 2019:  61%

80%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter, 2019:  32%
Environment Texas, 2019:  70%, 29% (cum.)
Equality Texas, 2019:  F
NARAL Pro-Choice TX, 2019:  0%

15%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

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
*David Barton, *National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, *Texans for Life Coalition, Life PAC, *Wayne Christian

Liberals

2
*Texas Parent PAC, *Texas State Teachers Association

Others

7
Greg Abbott, *Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC, *Texas Alliance for Life PAC (TAL), *Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, *Texas Association of Business (TAB) BACPAC, *Texas Association of Realtors/TREPAC, Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
40
Aaron Schock (2014), Cathie Adams (2008), Cindy Burkett (2010), David Bridges (2008), Deb Fischer (2013), Donald Trump (2016) and 34 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
39
Allen Fletcher (2010), Andrew & Simona Beal (2006), Brian Birdwell (2008), Cathie Adams (2008), Chris Paddie (2019), Cindy Burkett (2008) and 33 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (2018), American Federation of Teachers (2018), Association of Texas Professional Educators (2020), Communication Workers of America (2020), International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2020), International Union of Police Associations (2019) and 4 more

Summary

12%

LIBERAL

88%

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.

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

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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Economy

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

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

(Did not answer)

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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Healthcare

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

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

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National Security

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

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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.

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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.

(Did not answer)

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

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Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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Values

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

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

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Promotion of the LGBT agenda in public schools, including teaching of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”, is completely inappropriate and should be opposed at the state and local level.

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I support allowing public high school students to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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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?

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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?

(Did not answer)


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

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

(Did not answer)


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

(Did not answer)

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

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Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

(Did not answer)

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

(Did not answer)

The Electoral College should be abolished.

(Did not answer)

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?

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Work & Military
  • Texas Natonal Guard
  • Texas State Guard, Brigadier General, 12
Affiliations
  • Church of the Nazarene, Board member
Offices
  • County Judge, Held 1
 

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