Candidate Profile
Kathy Tillman

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Kathy Tillman
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Denton ISD School Board Place 1
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

Liberal
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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
none
 

Other Information

Party Primary Election Voting History for Kathy Ann Tillman during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Democratic
  • 2018 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • Voted in 0 Primaries 1990 - 2016

**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.

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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.

No Answer   

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.

Strongly 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.

Neutral   

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.

Strongly Disagree   


Education

What is the function of the local school board?

Promote education in the community about the educational needs of students, provide financial support for the district, Educators & Administrators. Provide guidance to the supporters of the district student & parents within the broad. Listen and take actions from the community for the good of the Denton ISD system

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

Parents, Students, College level students & ultimately the Administrators and Educators teaching the materials

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

Language Arts Mathematics Science Political Activism Critical Race Theory American History (Inclusive of all nationalities) Information Technology Physical Fitness Personal Finances Art & Music Social & Emotional Learning Foreign Language Vocational Learning Sexuality

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Disagree   

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.

Agree   

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

Health care education teacher in 6th grade

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

human reproductive system physical and emotional health outcomes abstinence consent contraceptive methods sex acts and pleasures of sex stages of pregnancy & fatal development sexual orientation & gender identity abortion methods and side effects: emotional and physical


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Neutral   

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

Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Believe that we have a higher power that is overseeing our lives in detail dialy. I value truths and honest people.


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

Promote education amongst youth that need encouragement to engage in higher learning Provide first hand experience in the public school system for parents Be apart of positive changes in the education system and meet the needs of Educators on every level throughout DISD

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

I support the Tx ED Code that support the needs of the district of Denton ISD. Dropout prevention program is a tangible process and that clear oversight is addressed.

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

Battle field of the mind

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

Bachelor's Degree Vo-Tech training US Army training

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.

I have not held a public office

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 will work hard on your behalf & consider your opinions & needs of the Denton ISD school district. My own children attended public educational systems in Oklahoma City. All of my children graduated with high rakings and went on to college and completed their degrees. Simple educational policies for the betterment of our community will always be my #1 goal.


2nd Amendment

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

Disagree   


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

yes


Background

Education
  • Mid America Christian University, Oklahoma City, Bachelor, 2008
Work & Military
  • US Army, Sergeant/Nurse, 7
  • Mid-Vo Tech, LPN, 2
Affiliations
  • Diverse Healthcare Network Association, President
  • Women Veterans Organization, Volunteer
  • One Community Church, Volunteer/Usher/Greeter/Missionary work
  • S.T.R.E.N.G.T.H. Organiztion, Active volunteer/participant
Offices
  • none
  • none
 

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