Candidate Profile
Drew Springer

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Drew Springer
Party
Republican
Race
Senate District 30
Incumbent
No
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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:  99%
American Conservative Union TX (ACU-TX), 2019:  85%, 83% (cum.)
Eagle Forum TX, 2019:  83%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2019:  72%
Empower Texans, 2019:  64%
Club for Growth TX, 2019:  63%, 63% (cum.)
Right to Life TX, 2019:  63%

78%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Environment Texas, 2019:  30%, 22% (cum.)
Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter, 2019:  20%
Equality Texas, 2019:  F
NARAL Pro-Choice TX, 2019:  0%

10%

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
National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, *Pat Fallon, Texas State Rifle Association, Texas Values Action

Others

7
Greg Abbott, *Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC, Texas Alliance for Life PAC (TAL), Texas Association of Business (TAB) BACPAC, Texas Medical Association (TEXPAC), *Texas Municipal Police Association, Texas Oil and Gas Association

Reported by Candidate

6
NRA, Texas Municipal Police Association, Senator Pat Fallon, Farm Bureau, Texas Alliance for Life, NFIB - Voice for small business

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
32
American Legislative Exchange Council (2014), Briscoe Cain (2019), Brooks Landgraf (2015), Charles Lee Perry (2014), Dan Flynn (2020), Dennis Bonnen (2018) and 26 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
18
Capital Leadership Fund (2018), Conservative Republicans of Texas (2013), Craig Estes (2012), David Dewhurst (2007), David Simpson (2013), Drew Darby (2015) and 12 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (2018), Association of Texas Professional Educators (2018), Craig Eiland (2016), International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2020), Texas Trial Lawyers Association (2019), Transportation Workers Union of America (2018)

Summary

11%

LIBERAL

89%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

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?

None


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?

The last three budgets I've voted for in Texas have been balanced


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?

The state does not select the "official" church of 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?

(Did not answer)


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?

It should be a merit based immigration system that insures everyone in our country has legal status. The numbers allowed in should be tied to unemployment and specific needs.


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.

(Did not answer)


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.

Rice University ranks all members of the legislator and in 4 terms I have averaged in the top 10% of conservatives.

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.

No

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

I've been married for 29 years. We are blessed with three kids, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson.


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?

The current requirements to purchase a firearm are all the regulations we need.


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?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • University of North Texas, Denton, Accounting, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Finance council
  • Muenster Volunteer Fire Department, Fireman
  • Cooke County Republican Women, Associate - 16 years
  • Cooke County Republicans, Member 16 years
  • All Babies Born Alive - ABBA, contributor, volunteer
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 8
 

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