Candidate Profile
Walter Butler

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Walter Butler
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Katy ISD School Board Position 7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

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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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Other Information

Party Primary Election Voting History for Walter Harwell Butler during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Republican
  • 2018 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • Voted in 2 Republican Primaries 2012 - 2016

**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.

Questionnaire*

*The questionnaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
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.

Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not be a resource for instruction or services in the school.

Neutral   


Economy

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

Agree   

School districts should be able to use taxpayer money for lobbying the state legislature.

Disagree   


Religious Liberty

School districts 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.

Agree   

At school, students should be able to speak freely and civilly about matters of conscience and faith, including Christianity.

Agree   

Students should not be allowed to pray in school.

Disagree   


Education

What is the function of the local school board?

To oversee the running of the school district. I said to oversee. Not to actually run the school district. The board hires the superintendent. He or she runs the school district, and all those this person hires underneath she or he to help run it. The board has a function of overseeing the economic running of the district, and this takes a little more expertise. Experts are hired, but if they go wrong it is important someone on the board can see this.

Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?

This ultimate authority resides in the board, but the superintendent & staff should handle these decision on a day to day business. The superintendent is the like the CEO and the school board is like the board of directors.

Please rate in order the following priorities in relation to the role of a K-12 public school (omitting any that do not apply): Mathematics, Information Technology, Science, Political Activism, Personal Finances, Gender Identity, Physical Fitness, American History, Critical Race Theory, Language Arts, Art & Music, Vocational Learning, Sexuality, Foreign Language, Social Emotional Learning

Mathematics Science Language Arts American History Foreign Language Art & Music Vocational Physical Fitness IT Personal Finances Politics

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Agree   

Schools should use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and resources to teach emotions, values, and relationships.

Neutral   

I support the teaching of the 1619 Project emphasizing slavery and racism as the foundation of American history.

Neutral   

When students are taught courses such as Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) or Social Emotional Learning (SEL), they must opt-in with written parental permission.

Neutral   

Parents are the ultimate authority in their child’s education and should be able to freely pursue whatever educational options they deem best for their child.

Agree   

No healthcare diagnosis or treatment, whether mental, reproductive, or otherwise, should be given to a child without first receiving written consent from the parent.

Neutral   

Who is responsible for teaching sexual education to children, and what is the appropriate age when it should be taught?

I will go with my upbringing. 6th graders were shown boys/girls films on the human body. 8th graders talk about pregnancy, and how to avoid it. 10th graders get re-emphasized instruction on pregnancy and how to avoid it. Other than those 3 hours, it is the parents responsibility.

If you support the teaching of Sex Ed, please answer the following question: Sexual education should include these topics (list all that apply and add your own, if needed) -- Physical and emotional health outcomes; contraceptive methods; consent; abstinence; sexual orientation and gender identity; human anatomy/the reproductive system; abortion methods and side effects; stages of pregnancy and fetal development; sex acts and pleasures of sex

Looks good.


Values

No school official should be involved in the sexual transitioning of a student. All issues on this subject should be referred to the parents of the student.

Agree   

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

Agree   

Teachers should not use alternative names and pronouns without parental permission.

Neutral   

Therapy for children who have unwanted same-sex attraction should be banned.

Neutral   

I support allowing students to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms, and to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have faith. I believe in God, Christian or whatever label they have now. Faith is not weakness, it is incredible strength. I wish more could come to understand this.


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

The school is for the kids. Not the unions, the politicians, the contractors or the teachers. These are all important, but they are not the reason for schools. I have seen too many examples of the wrong stakeholders being emphasized to the detriment of our children.

A candidate's personal moral values should not be relevant when considering a candidacy for elective office.

Disagree   

Which of the 11 objectives specified in the Texas Education Code is your highest priority?

Objective 7: "The State's students will exhibit exemplary performance in comparison to national and international standards." Life is competitive, to the max. Learn to compete and handle competition early.

What books have had the most profound impact on your view of life?

The Bible Dale Carnegie: How to Win Friends and Influence People Warren Buffet: Investing Strategies

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

All of the above.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Moderate   

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

There is no available track record. I am fiscally conservative and socially moderate. There are few absolutes. Make the decision based on what is best for all stakeholders, starting with the kids.

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?

A Vote for Walter Butler is a Vote For Our Future!


2nd Amendment

Teachers who are licensed to carry should be allowed to carry guns at school.

Agree   


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

Yes


Background

Education
  • Texas A&M, College Station, MBA, 2000
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, MSME, 1993
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, BSME, 1990
Work & Military
  • NA
Affiliations
  • NA
Offices
  • NA
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