Candidate Profile
Mark Skinner

Republican , Texas


Mark Skinner
State Senator, Dist. 10

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

16. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

17. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ at the age of seven. I was raised in Christian home with parents who taught me the principles of the Bible as a way of life. I'm always amazed when i think about the living God of the universe loving me so much that he sacrificed His only Son to atone for my sins and enable me to spend eternity with Him. I believe as Christians we are sanctified for His purposes on this earth. I seek to serve God in everything I do, including my efforts to run for public office. My daily prayers are that I will bring honor and glory to God. My Christian beliefs form the basis of my social and fiscal paradigms. I believe in the absolute sanctity of human life "from womb to tomb" and I seek to restore that principle into the moral fabric of Texas. I've experienced deep adversity through the loss of my first wife, but I know God is THE God of love and never takes more from us than He returns through the joy of serving Him.


  • U Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX, BA, 1980
  • Blinn College, Brenham, TX, AA, 1977
  • Trinity High School, Euless, TX, Graduate, 1975
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • First Baptist Church Euless, TX, Adult Bible Class Instructor (2003-present)
  • Woodland Hills HOA Board, President-Board of Directors (current)
  • Colleyville City Council, Councilman Place 1 (2003-2005)
  • U TX Arlington College of Science, Advisory Board Member (current)
  • North Texas ALS Association, Board Member & President (2003-2004)
  • Great SW Industrial District Association, Member & Association President
  • Fellowship Church Grapevine, TX, Founding Member (1991-2003)
  • GSW Improvement District, Board Member
  • Colleyville City Council Place 1, Held 2003-2005

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