Candidate Profile
Ro'vin Garrett

Republican , Texas

Biography

Panel Rating*

Conservative
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Endorsements*

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Others

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*Mitch Thames

Reported by Candidate

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Brazoria County Commissioner Dude Payne, Brazoria County Constable David Thacker, Former Brazoria County Judge John Damon, Freeport Council Member Roy Yates, Former Mayor of Freeport Jim Barnett, Former Freeport Council Member Ed Garcia

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2016), Randy Weber (2008), Republican Women's Organizations (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
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Dennis Bonnen (2012), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2008), Republican Women's Organizations (2009)

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

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?

Life of mother, incest and some circumstances of rape


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?

Texas has a balanced budget and we are required to have a balanced budget. I will always advocate to eliminate wasteful spending.


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?

Separation of church and state means that the state should not be allowed to tell you where or how to worship.


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?

Open up healthcare to the free market. Competition breeds affordability.


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?

People entering this country legally through the legal immigration process are those that should be allowed to immigrate. Texas needs to be able to protect its border and the federal government needs to support us in that.


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.

Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. My Christian faith is the bedrock of my value system. My faith is personal to me. I have been very blessed to have strong relationships with the pastors of my church and have been blessed to have them as personal spiritual advisors, which has been very important to me and my faith journey.


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   

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I have been elected five times by Republican primary voters.

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

I have been honored to be a Republican elected by Brazoria County Republican primary voters five times, including two hotly contested primaries, to be their nominee for the general election as Tax Assessor-Collector and elected by Brazoria County general election voters five times to serve as Tax Assessor-Collector. An interesting fact is that I was the first woman ever elected to serve the combined office of Brazoria County Tax Assessor and Collector and only the second woman to serve in the role of Tax Assessor in the county’s history. I have been a public servant for 35 years. I take the word servant to heart and truly see my work as an act of service to the public. That experience gives me the ability to discern what works best in the necessary partnership between the citizen and its government. I can strike that balance and win for the taxpayer. If the taxpayer wins, everybody wins.

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?

We have been through a lot together this year and throughout the years while I have worked for the residents of Brazoria County. Now we will move forward together. I am dedicated to leading House District 25 into its next chapter with a passionate commitment to work as hard as possible to represent the best interests of our residents here in District 25.


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.

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

As a gun owner, I believe in the Second Amendment and our God-given right to self-defense. This comes with responsibility. It's not the responsible gun owners that are typically the problem. It's those who have accessed the firearm most frequently outside the law that are a threat to public safety. No additional restrictions will stop them.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

-Continue true and effective property tax reform efforts -It is important to me to advocate for the issues that are important to and directly impact the citizens of HD25 -I will support socially conservative legislation

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

Any form of discrimination, including religious discrimination, has the potential to threaten domestic security because discrimination breeds discontent and hatred that can escalate into violence.


Background

Education
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Work & Military
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Affiliations
  • First Presbyterian Church of Angleton, Trustee and Non-Serving Elder
  • Houston Council American Bus. Woman's Association, 2019 Chair
  • Federation of Houston Professional Women, 2012 "Woman of Excellence"
  • Community Food Pantry, Former Chair
  • Brazoria County Alliance for Children, Former Board Member
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Asst. Capt. Transportation Committee - 3 yr
  • Brazoria County Fair Association, Life Member
  • 20-yr Contributor of Homecooked Gumbo for Charity
Offices
  • Brazoria County Tax Assessor-Collector, Held Since 2001
 

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