Candidate Profile
Don Huffines

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Don Huffines
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 16
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  98%
Empower Texans, 2015:  95%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  91%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  90%

95%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Equality Texas, 2015:  F-

37%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Adams, Cathie, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
Sen. Rand Paul Kelly Shackleford Tim Lambert (Tx. Home school Coalition) Texans for Fiscal Responsibility Texas Right to Life David Barton Wall Builders

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
30
Charles Lee Perry, Cindy Burkett, Dan Branch, Dan Flynn, David Dewhurst, David Simpson and 24 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
9
Cathie Adams, Eagle Forum, Empower Texans, National Rifle Association, National Right to Life Committee, Texans for Lawsuit Reform and 3 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Helen Giddings

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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, Supreme Court, Industry, Congress, Academia, Media, Professional Sports

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a devout practicing Roman Catholic. As father of five children and husband to my wife, Mary Catherine, for over twenty-six years, I can't emphasize enough my belief for traditional family values. The marital commitment of a man and a woman is the foundation of our society. The family is where we learn to be responsible, virtuous citizens. In today's world, there are so many things pulling on us that it is easy to lose sight of what is most important: God and the family. Despite the modern challenges presented to us, we should not sacrifice the values of our parents and grandparents. Because of my deep rooted belief in the family and faith, I am firmly pro-life and believe life begins at conception and ends at natural death.


Background

Education
  • Selwyn High School, Denton, Tx, 1977
  • Univesity of Texas, Austin, Tx, 1981
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Young Catholic Professionals
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scoutmaster
  • Guadalupe Radio (Catholic Radio)
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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