Candidate Profile
Robert A. Sitton

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Robert A. Sitton
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Humble ISD School Board Position 1
Incumbent
Yes
Links
           

Panel Rating

Conservative
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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Ted Poe

Others

15
Brent Engelage, Charles "Andy" Curry, Charles Cunningham, Dan Crenshaw, Dan Huberty, Dave Martin and 9 more

Reported by Candidate

6
Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Former Congressman Ted Poe, State Representative Dan Huberty, State Senator Brandon Creighton, Constable Mark Herman, County Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Pct 3

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Republican Women's Organizations (2020)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Selected Financial Source Documents

2017 Campaign Finance Report  Source
2021 Reports
  • Dan Crenshaw Campaign (p.4)
  • Harris County Republican Party (p.8,10)
  • Kingwood Area Republican Women (p.11,32)
  • Janet Huberty (wife of Rep. Dan Huberty) (p.22)
  • Dan Huberty - Republican, HD127 (p.28)
 Source
 

Other Information

Party Primary Election Voting History for Robert Alan Sitton during time of residence in district and/or at current address:
  • 2020 Party Primary: Republican
  • 2018 Party Primary: Republican
  • Voted in 5 Republican Primaries 2008 - 2016
**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.

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.

No Answer   


Economy

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer   


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.

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

Students should not be allowed to pray in school.

No Answer   


Education

What is the function of the local school board?

School boards are a function of governance not management. The board's primary responsibilities are to hire/fire the Superintendent and pass the budget. With that said, the trustees should act as a team in conjunction with the Superintendent, having a clear vision for the school district and community. Strong schools, equal, strong communities. Oversight, especially regarding curriculum and finance are paramount. Every child is entitled to an equal, biased free education and the tax payors should feel confident their tax dollars are being spent in the most appropriate and efficient manor possible.

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

We have a political system that guarantees local control. While I understand the need to quantify equity in education via State TEKS, we must continue to fight for local accountability versus state and federal mandates.

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

Science Mathematics American History Personal Finance Physical Fitness Art & Music Vocational Learning Information Technology Foreign Language

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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.

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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

n/a

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

n/a


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.

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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.

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

We have a great community, a great school district and a great group of trustees. I have been blessed by all. Growing up in Humble, my father always said, “if you call it home, leave it better than you found it.” I believe we are and will continue to accomplish that. When I ran in 2011, my basic premise was “I am passionate about education, passionate about kids and passionate about this community.” Ten years later, that has not changed. People want to live here and want their kids to attend our schools. We need trustees who understand the impacts of growth, have a vision for future needs, understand school finance, and who are not afraid to make those tough decisions. I am that person.

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

No Answer   

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

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

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

Conservative   

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

n/a

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?

n/a


2nd Amendment

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

No Answer   


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

n/a


Background

Education
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, BBA, 1988
  • Humble High School, Humble, TX, Diploma, 1982
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman of the Board
  • Humble ISD Education Foundation, Past Finance Committee Chair
  • HCA Kingwood Medical Center, Past Chairman of the Board
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Volunteer
  • Humble Rodeo and BBQ Cook Off, Current Vice President and CFO
  • Humble Baseball Association, Past Board member
  • Humble Area Football League, Volunteer
  • Houston Second Baptist, Member
Offices
  • Humble ISD Board of Trustees, Held 10
 

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