Candidate Profile
Kevin Escobar

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Kevin Escobar
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Northside ISD School Board Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
Links
           

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Endorsements

Liberals

1
Northside American Federation of Teachers

Reported by Candidate

2
Northside American Federation of Teachers, Numerous small community businesses
 

Selected Financial Source Documents

30th Day Before Election Report
  • Northside AFT, p.6
 Source
8th Day Before Election Report  Source
 

Other Information

iVoterGuide asked the question “if elected to school board, what would be your #1 priority?” The candidate responded: “I'll ensure decisions on bond issuances are made in a financially prudent manner and will advocate for policies that promote retention/recruitment of teachers.”

Party Primary Election Voting History for Kevin Nathan Escobar during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

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

Neutral   

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

Disagree   


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.

Neutral   


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.

Disagree   

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?

Elected by the people to govern Northside Schools, Trustees are the guardians of the public trust and, through the policies they make, are ultimately responsible for our schools. This responsibility and the accessibility of Trustees to the voters make the Board one of the purest examples of democracy in our society.

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

State Board of Education

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

Personal Finances, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   

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

Disagree   

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

Agree   

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.

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.

Neutral   

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?

State Board of Education

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 anatomy, the reproductive system, contraceptive methods, and consent


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.

Neutral   

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.

Neutral   

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

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.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Integrity, caring, excellence, teamwork, and professionalism.


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

Given his professional background in public finance, Kevin's interest in becoming a part of the Board of Trustees for Northside ISD grew as his knowledge increased. With the solid foundation established by his parents who were educators, and the continued growth and development from superior public schools, Kevin knows it is all these things that has helped him succeed. Kevin now wants to build on District 7's phenomenal success so it can be equally as strong for his daughter's future and all the young minds in the community.

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

Neutral   

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

Born and raised in San Antonio and the son of public school educators. Lifelong resident of Northside ISD, attending Scobee Elementary School, Stinson Middle School, and O’Connor High School. Graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with BBA, MBA, and MS. Undergraduate education in corporate finance, graduate education in personal finance, and professional experience in public finance. Formerly a Debt Officer for the City of San Antonio. Currently a Public Finance Investment Banker at Frost Bank specializing in bond issuances for school districts and municipalities throughout the State.

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.

(Did not answer)

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?

Please visit votekevinfor7.com for more information.


2nd Amendment

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

Neutral   


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

Minimum State vaccine requirements, with exemptions


Background

Education
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, BBA, 2007
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, MBA, 2009
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, MS, 2009
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Hunter's Glenn HOA, President
  • Conservation Society of San Antonio, Member
  • Texas Tech Alumni Association, Member
  • Association for Financial Professionals, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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