Candidate Profile
Kendall L. Baker

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Liberal Organizations

Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, 2016:  60%

60%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Conservative Coalition of Harris County TX, Harris County Republican Party

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Republican Women's Organizations (2016), State Republican Party Organizations (2014), WinRed (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Wayne Faircloth (2016)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Selected Financial Source Documents

Campaign Finance Report - period of 7/22/2021 through 9/23/2021
 

Other Information

Party Primary Election Voting History for Kendall Lee Baker during time of residence in district and/or at current address:
  • 2020 Party Primary: Republican
  • Voted in 3 Republican Primaries 2012-2016
  • Voted in 2 Democratic Primaries 2008-2010
**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.
He received a vote rating of 0% from NARAL Pro-Choice Texas in 2016.

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   


Economy

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   

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

Agree   

iVoterGuide Notes:
  • After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been '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?

The Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the Houston Independent School District. The Board of Education’s mission is to equitably educate the whole child so that every student graduates with the tools to reach their full potential.

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

The HISD, Curriculum and Development departments with input from the the State of Texas, Teachers, Superintendent, Trustees and Parents.

Please list 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 American History Physical Fitness Foreign Language Information Technology Language Arts, Art & Music Vocational Learning Personal Finances

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Agree   

iVoterGuide Notes:
  • After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been 'Strongly Disagree'.

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

No Answer   

iVoterGuide Notes:
  • After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been '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.

Agree   

iVoterGuide Notes:
  • After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been 'Strongly Agree'.

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 to help children turn from unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria should be banned.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Notes:
  • After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been '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   

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?

Parent, between 10-12

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

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again believer in Christ Jesus who is my Lord and Savior.


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

Dr. Kendall Baker is a lifelong resident of HISD District VI who deeply cares about the education of youth; in addition to maintaining fiscal integrity of taxpayer dollars. Kendall is a parent to a developing child, an astute businessman, ordained minister, educator, and formal public servant for this City of Houston. He has a five-point plan to usher the Houston Independent School District to higher academic achievements across all socioeconomic demographics. His five-point plan includes improved fiscal accountability that will DECREASE property taxes for the citizens of DISTRICT VI. Dr. Baker is very much aware that the effects of COVID-19 have left gapping educational disparities amongst our promising youth. However, he DOES NOT support mask mandates nor the does he support Critical Race Theory. He believes in the fundamental principles of choice and freedom while avoiding subjects that further divides our community.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Notes:
  • After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been '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 Holy Bible

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

I hold a doctorate of divinity degree and I have been a public servant all of my adult life(35 years). I live in a district that needs better leadership and a Trustee that is able to make independent decision that are in the best interest of taxpayers, parents, teachers and children.

iVoterGuide Notes:
  • After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have included:
    "I am a product of public schools and hold a doctorate of divinity degree and I have been a public servant through employment and volunteering all of my adult life (35 years). I have been volunteering in HISD schools for 25 years mentoring and providing safety for children with the Houston Ministers Against Crime. I also worked previously as an advisor to the HISD South Houston Area Superintendent."

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

Conservative   

iVoterGuide Notes:
  • After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been 'Very Conservative'.

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

I am a register Republican voter and precinct chair. I am also the Sgt at Arms for the Harris County Republican Party

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?

No

iVoterGuide Notes:
  • After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been:
    "I am a native Houstonian raised by both parents and my late father was also a pastor. I live in a district that deserves strong conservative leadership that possesses Godly moral values and principles and who is able to make decisions that are in the best interest of taxpayers, parents, teachers and children. The bible reminds us in Proverbs 29:2 that, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." HISD has mourned long enough and with a victory in my election, the Holy Spirit will use me to make a Godly impact on his precious little ones making HISD become a great school district. I am the proud father of one elementary school aged child and I want to use my education, knowledge, faith and experience to forge a principled educational path to success for generations to come."

2nd Amendment

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

Agree   

iVoterGuide Notes:
  • After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been 'Strongly Agree'.

Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

No, other than what's required at birth through beginning school.


Background

Education
  • Kingdom Builders Bible Seminary, Houston, DD, 2014
Work & Military
  • City of Houston, From Clerk to Division Manager, 29
Affiliations
  • Christ Solid International Church, Pastor
  • Houston Ministers Against Crime, Member
  • Houston Area Pastor Council, Member
  • Harris County Republican Party, Member
  • Harris Co. Community Emergency Response Team, Member
Offices
  • TX State Representative 137, Sought 2016
  • Houston Mayor, Sought 2019
 

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