Candidate Profile
Bryan Slaton

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Bryan Slaton
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 2 - Pos. [place]
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Conservative Information icon *

*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

11
*Bob Hall, *Grassroots America:  We the People, *Llano Tea Party, *Matt Rinaldi, *TeaParty911.com, *Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (Empower Texans) and 5 more

Others

1
*Texans for Toll-Free Highways

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
9
Bob Hall (2017), Conservative Republicans of Texas (2018), Dan Patrick (2014), Grassroots America - We the People PAC (2019), Jonathan Stickland (2016), Ken Paxton (2014) and 3 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Cathie Adams (2017), Empower Texans (2018), Jared Patterson (2017), Jonathan Stickland (2018), Molly White (2017), National Right to Life Committee (2018) and 2 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Houston Retired Firefighters Association (2018)

Summary

6%

LIBERAL

94%

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   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Never.


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   

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

Any program that is Crony in nature. A program that is "Corporate Welfare".


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   

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?

It is a one-way agreement. Keep the state out of the church. But the Church can influence public policy (the State).


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

First, we need to allow individuals to purchase insurance across state lines. Next, we need doctors and hospitals to advertise their costs. These two things will help bring the cost down.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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   

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   

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

Anyone who wants to apply using the process that we have in place and doesn't come from a country that wants to harm us.


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   

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God. We should use the Bible to teach us and guide our decisions and view point. We should have a Biblical Worldview in our public policy positions.


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.

The Bible teaches a Theology of Work. The first people to teach about Free Market Enterprise was a group of monks, who used scripture to teach it. Our Rights come from God. I believe in individual freedom and personal responsibility. The Government should get out of our lives as much as possible.

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

I have an accounting degree, speech communication degree, and Masters in Theology. I feel that this prepares me to speak on a multitude of issues.

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 want to fight for common sense solutions. I want to help reduce the impact of Government in our lives.


Judicial Philosophy

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

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

no restrictions on gun ownership are needed.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

2nd Amendment Religious Liberty Fiscal Responsibility

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

In some cases yes, I am not around it myself, but I read articles and talk to people who claim some areas are tinder boxes.


Background

Education
  • Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Bachelors, 2000
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Masters, 2002
  • University of North Texas, Denton, Bachelors, 2012
Work & Military
  • Slaton Financial Services, Co-Owner, 10
  • National Federation of Independent Business, Field Representative, 1
  • Ethics & Political Economy Center, Vice President, 1.3
  • Campaign Financial Services, Owner, .25
Affiliations
  • Miss Texas Organization, volunteer, various positions
  • First Baptist Lewisville, AR, Youth Minister
  • River Hills Baptist Church, Youth Minister
  • First Baptist Griffith, IN, Youth Minister
  • Texans for Greg Abbott, Field Rep
  • Hunt County GOP, Member
  • Harvey Hilderbran for Comptroller, Field Rep
  • Tom Pauken for Governor, Field Rep
Offices
  • N/A
  • N/A
 

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