Candidate Profile
Ken Kirchhofer

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Ken Kirchhofer
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Humble ISD School Board Position 4
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

Others

1
Dan Huberty

Reported by Candidate

3
Dan Huberty Texas State Representative 127, KIrk Vaughan Huffman ISD Board of Trustee, Patrick Keith Huffman ISD Board of Trustee former

Selected Contributions

Conservative

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

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Selected Financial Source Documents

30th & 8th Day Before Election Report  Source
 

Other Information

Party Primary Election Voting History for Kenneth C Kirchhofer during time of residence in district and/or at current address:
  • 2020 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • 2018 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • 2016 Party Primary: Republican
**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations


Humble ISD Parents Q&A

Ken Kirchhofer's Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

Students should not be allowed to pray in school.

Strongly Disagree   


Education

What is the function of the local school board?

Governance postion and the board sets the vison and goals of the district. Hold the superintendent accountable.

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

The State of Texas, local school boards.

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

1. American History 2. Mathematics 3. Science 4. Language Arts 5. Arts and Music 6. Vocational Learning 7. Physical Fitness 8. Information Technology 9. Foreign Language 10. Personal Finances

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Parents, legal guardians. 9-12 years old.

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

Should include: Physical and emotional health outcomes; contraceptive methods; consent; abstinence; human anatomy/the reproductive system; stages of pregnancy and fetal development.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly 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.

I am a born again christian & believe John 3:16. I believe God loves each and everyone of us the same and we were all created equal.


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

Now is the right time. I am a social conservative that believes every child including special needs students deserves equal opportunity at an excellent education.

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?

Objective 1 Parents will be full partners with educators in the education of their children.

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

The Bible

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

Proven community leader in Humble school district for over 20 years. Took over a failing buisness in 2016, and used my skill at taking charge and evaluating talent, to hire excellent employees and turn the buisness profitable by 2019.

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.

Active in supporting our local churches, area ministries, veteran organizations and at work mentorship program. I Hunt , Fish, and Golf in any order.

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 was approached in January of 2020 by local leaders in our area to consider running for this postion. After much prayer and consideration, I announced my intention to run for position #4 in the summer of 2020. On December 10th, I had a tragic fall and was paralyzed from my neck down. I had a titanium plate and rod inserted from my C2 - C6. My Faith , Family and this community has Never Quit ! The miracle of me now being back on my feet and moving towards a full recvery is nothing short of God's grace. I will Never Quit on our children! Elect Ken Kirchhofer for Postion 4


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?

No, more information is necessary.


Background

Education
  • PGA of America, Port St Lucie, Management, 2014
  • West Chester University
  • Widener University
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Boots for Troops, Board Member
  • Eric's Playground, Advocate/Volunteer
  • Poured Out, Volunteer/Misson Haiti
  • Village Learning Center, Contributor
  • Base Camp 40, Volunteer/Event Coordinator
  • Bayou Bowl, Volunteer Host
  • Humble Education Foundation, Contributor
  • Humble Rodeo, Contributor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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