Candidate Profile
Bridget Wade

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Bridget Wade
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Houston ISD School Board, Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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Endorsements

Conservatives

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

Others

1
C Club of Houston

Reported by Candidate

5
C Club of Houston, Former HISD Trustee Harvin Moore, Former HISD Trustee Dianne Johnson, Former HISD Trustee Laurie Bricker, Martha Wong

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Dan Crenshaw (2021), WinRed (2020)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Selected Financial Source Documents

Campaign Finance Report (July 15, 2021) - period of 4/1/2021 through 6/30/2021
Appointment of Campaign Treasurer
Campaign Finance Report - period of 7/1/2021 through 9/23/2021
 

Other Information

Bio
Party Primary Election Voting History for Bridget Butler Wade 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.

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.

Strongly Disagree   

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.

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.

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 local school board is established to serve the public trust. To utilize the funding that it receives through local and state revenue/ tax, to ensure that the money is being used wisely, and to build relationships with the community, business leaders and fellow Board Trustees.

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

The Local School Board and State Board of Education should have authority in setting curriculum and administering resources used in our children’s education.

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

Reading, writing, mathematics, science, American History, art and music, physical fitness, vocational education, personal finance, information technologies, foreign languages, community service and wellbeing resources.

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   


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.

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.

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?

Parents/ family/ approved caregiver - written consent prior to school sex Ed curriculum. Appropriate age for sex education in schools- earliest 7th 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 anatomy/ reproductive system Consent Abstinence Physical and mental outcomes Options for contraception ( barriers only) Stages of pregnancy and fetal development

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and believe that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, my hope and future is in Jesus. I value family, the biblical word, the US constitution and the service to others that each teaches. I also value freedom, independence and the ability to practice one's own faith.


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

As a lifelong Houstonian and a strong supporter of education in our community, I know that our families, communities and most importantly, our children are in need of honest leadership for our public schools.

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?

Equal educational services or opportunities for all students.

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

Bible Bible studies History of US Art education and art in history

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

As a Mother of 3 children in both public and private education, I was very involved in all facets of the educational process. I was born and raised and educated in District VII, and understand the needs, issues and concerns of the citizens of District VII and the city of Houston. I have also served on various boards that serve the betterment of Houstonians and our visitors.

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

Very Conservative   

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

Voting record and political support

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 know we have great opportunities and that our children need to be prepared to enter into all that is ahead. We need strong fundamentals to build on. All children have equal educational opportunities and improving educational outcomes.


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?

Doctor's advice


Background

Education
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, BA, 1991
Work & Military
  • Homemaker, 1996-2021
Affiliations
  • University of Houston, Advisory board chairman Blaffer Museum of Art
  • University of Houston, Board of Visitors
  • Blanton Museum- University of Texas, National Advisory Board
  • Houston Methodist Hospital, Department of Surgery Task Force
  • Church of the Apostles- Houston, Leadership Council and Founding member
  • Briargrove Elementary School, PTO President
  • Episcopal High School, Board of Trustees
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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