Candidate Profile
Dave Norman

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Dave Norman
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.36
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Pete Alfaro former mayor Baytown TX

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Dan Patrick, Jerry Patterson, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Gun Owners of America, State Republican Party Organizations

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Conservative Voters of Texas, John Steven Mostyn, Texans for Insurance Reform, Texas Parent PAC

Summary

40%

LIBERAL

60%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

NRA "AQ" Rating

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. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

12. 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

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

Strongly Agree

14. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

Over-regulation – killing jobs and hurting the economy; intend to address by supporting bills such as the REINS Act, and investigating and exposing regulatory abuse that occurs within the district. Flood insurance rate hikes – new FEMA maps are a significant factor in flood insurance rates rising as much as 300-1,000% on homeowners who followed the law and built according to code, which will throw many residents out of their homes entirely. Congress helped to cause this insurance “meltdown” over the past 45 years and needs to transition these responsibilities back to the states, local jurisdictions and the private sector. Gun rights – a big push in Congress is to regulate sales between private citizens, which infringes on the Second Amendment and would create a de facto gun owner registration list. Will vigorously oppose any such scheme and urge my colleagues to do the same.

15. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

No, and most arguments in support of abortion under "extenuating circumstances" are red herrings.

16. 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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court. The others, while they may influence authority, are not themselves a source.

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Faith in God, love of family, dedication to community and country.


Background

Education
  • SFA and Rice, Houston, TX, BS Biology Minor in Military Science, 1984
  • Command and General Staff College, Leavenworth, KS, 1996
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, Army Reserves, Major, ret., 1984-2008
Affiliations
  • NRA, Member
  • Gun Owners of America, Member
  • Rotary, Chairman of Youth Exchange
Offices
  • Texas SD 11, Sought 2011
  • Texas HD 23, Sought 1996, 98
 

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