Candidate Profile
Raul Torres

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Raul Torres
Party
Republican
Race
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2012:  102%
Empower Texans, 2012:  C
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2012:  68%
Heritage Alliance TX (HA), 2012:  62%
Eagle Forum TX, 2012:  36%

69%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
American Gun Rights

Reported by Candidate

1
American Gun Rights Organization

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Empower Texans, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican National Hispanic Assembly, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations, Texas Alliance for Life
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
24
American Legislative Exchange Council, Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated Republicans of Texas, Cathie Adams, Conservative Republicans of Texas, David Medina and 18 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
League of United Latin American Citizens
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Eddie Lucio Jr.

Summary

7%

LIBERAL

93%

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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 believe in Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who created the Heavens and the Earth in six days. I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died, was resurrected, and arose back into Heaven to sit at God's right hand until the time is fulfilled. I believe the Bible is the authoritative word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and contains God's will for mankind. I believe that marriage consists only with one man and one woman choose to form one body as God intended from the beginning of time.


Background

Education
  • Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, MBA, 1994
  • Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, BBA, 1991
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Church of Christ, Christian
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2
  • Texas Senate, Sought 2012
 

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