Candidate Profile
John Berry

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
John Berry
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep 68
Incumbent
No
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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*

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Conservatives

1
*Mayes Middleton

Reported by Candidate

1
Mayes Middleton - R

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Drew Springer (2020)

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?

The sanctity of life does not allow for any circumstance where abortion is allowed.


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?

Restructure welfare to encourage people to look for work and make it easier for them to transition from the welfare system to a life of self-success.


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 the state can not dictate or control the actions of the church. The first amendment prevents the government from promoting a religion or restricting religious expression.


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?

The free market is the best place to create affordable healthcare. The current situation has created a lack of affordable healthcare because of government mandated coverage inclusions and limited coverage options. The government should work to foster a system that promotes competition among healthcare providers and allow a broader selection of coverage options.


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.

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?

The American dream is one that anyone can build a successful life and it can be achieved through hard work. This country is built on immigration, we need to do a better job enforcing existing laws and have a system to fully vet those who wish to come to this country and build a successful life.


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 Agree   

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.

My spiritual beliefs are rooted in my deeply held conviction that Jesus is the son of God and his sacrifice was for the remission of our sins. I believe the Holy Spirit dwells in us and is active today.


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.

(Did not answer)

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

I have a BS from Texas A&M University and own a financial planning business. The education gave me the tools to begin a small business and the experiences I have from owning a financial planning business have taught me to look for ways to help people solve challenges that occur in their life. Elected officials listen to citizens to identify and solve issues that can be corrected by creating or changing a law. I will listen to the people I represent to work for them.

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?

As a conservative Christian I believe our rights come from God and government exists to protect those rights.


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?

Felons convicted of a violent crime should forfeit their right to own a gun.


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?

Expansion of rural broadband. Improvement of rural healthcare. Election integrity.

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

I do not think racism is a threat to domestic security. The biggest threat to domestic security is from countries outside of the US. I feel racism is a topic that is being promoted to separate us as a nation.


Background

Education
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, BS, 1993
Work & Military
  • n/a
Affiliations
  • LCU - Pine Springs Summer Camp, Executive Board Member
  • Hope Shelter, President & Treasurer
  • Mineral Wells Noon Lion's Club, President & Board Member
  • Jacksboro Church of Christ, Deacon
  • Jack County Concerned Citizens, Contributor & Volunteer
  • Jack County Clothes Closet, Contributor & Volunteer
  • Jack County Museum, Contributor & Volunteer
  • Jack County 4-H, Adult Leader & Volunteer & Contributor
Offices
  • Jack County Commissioner, Precinct 1, Held 2017-2018
 

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