Candidate Profile
Read King

Republican , Texas


Read King
State Rep., Dist. 64

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations





Cathie Adams, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life, Texas Values Action, Young Conservatives of Texas

Reported by Candidate

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life, Concerned Women for America, Pro-Life Texas

Selected Contributions


Jane Nelson, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Right to Life Committee, State Republican Party Organizations
Accountability First, Empower Texans, National Right to Life Committee







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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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?

It is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, that they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.

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, Industry, Academia, Media, Professional Sports

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Since all abortions end a human life and since government's job is to secure our rights (including Life), abortion should never be allowed. The only morally consistent time it could be allowed is if there is another human life on the other side of the scales.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a bible-believing, born-again, Christian. I was raised in a home that regularly attended a southern baptist church. I currently attend the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. The beliefs which I was raised with are the beliefs that I still hold and I will not depart from them.

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.

I have a track record of testifying before the Legislature supporting conservative values for the past 6 years and of supporting conservative candidates for longer.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 214-267-8683

Additional comment from candidate:

Thank you for your consideration. Please see my website for additional information.


  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, B.S. Physics, 1992
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Leader
  • Republican Party, Precinct Chair
  • Republican Party Precinct Chair, Held 6

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