Candidate Profile
Cole Hefner

Republican , Texas


Cole Hefner
State Rep., Dist. 5

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations





Cathie Adams, Grassroots America, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Right to Life, Texas Values Action, Young Conservatives of Texas

Reported by Candidate

Texas Right to Life, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Concerned Women of America, Texas Farm Bureau, East Texas Police Chief's Association, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Selected Contributions


Bryan Hughes, David Simpson, George Lavender, Glenn Hegar, Jonathan Stickland, Ken Paxton and 8 more
National Right to Life Committee, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations, Texas Home School Coalition







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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

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

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

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

Strongly Agree

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

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

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Man's sin nature and the natural tendencies of mankind to want more and more power.

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that we were created by God. I believe that with accepting Jesus as our personal savior we are lost. I believe that we are saved by grace through faith without works. I believe in the principles told to is in the bible. That we are sinners in need of a savior. I believe in the sanctity of life and government's first roll is to protect life from conception to natural death.

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.

As county commissioner I didn't have an opportunity to vote on social issues. The county where I was commissioner was Upshur. There areoles of votes and actions that were taken that would prove my fiscally conservative record. On the social side I have supported my church, Texas Right to Life and other organizations. I believe that axial issues are more important than fiscal issues because if we're right and conservative on the social issues, the fiscal issues will follow.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 903-855-2251

Additional comment from candidate:

I want to work for the people of Texas. I want to help secure for kids and grandkids, the freedoms that I was able to enjoy!


  • Home School, Pittsburg
Work & Military
  • Construction, Owner, 7
  • Construction, Vice Pres, 8.5
  • Insurance, Agent, 1
  • Rotary, Member
  • Lions Club, Member
  • South Jefferson Baptist Church, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • County Commissioner, Held 4

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