Candidate Profile
Gerard Xavier Ponce

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Gerard Xavier Ponce
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
San Antonio Mayor
Incumbent
No
Links
   

Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Christian-Judeo endorsement for Mayor

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Jeb Bush, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information


Joshua Initiative San Antonio 2017 Mayor and City Council Voter Guide
2008-2016 voting record for all San Antonio mayor and council candidates - compiled by Bexar County Republican Party.

Questionnaire

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

Do you support the proposed $850 million bond in its entirety?

No

The $850 million bond is broken into 6 propositions. Which one is most important to you? 1. Streets, bridges & Sidewalks - $446,263,000 2. Drainage & Flood - $138,988,000 3. Parks & Recreation - $187,313,000 4. Library & Cultural - $24,025,000 5. Public Safety Facilities – $34,411,000 6. Neighborhoods – $20 million

we need details of what bridges( Hardberger Bridge)? What streets ( Broadway) ?

Which of the above six propositions would you vote against? (list all that apply)

We need to vote no on all 1-6 scrap it and take it back to a real citizen committee for review and remove all waste and have a voice for the voters not the developers and the city manager. This is San Antonio residents and Tax Payers city and they should voice what needs to be done here in San Antonio. These monies should be distributed more evenly through out each district. Mainly distict one is receiving the money for Broadway st and Hemisfair Plaza.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Disagree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

Neutral

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

Strongly Agree

Individuals should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on their "gender identity."

Strongly Agree

It is inappropriate for a local government to recognize the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” and issue rules relating to an individual's beliefs about gender and sexuality.

No Answer

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

There should be strict enforcement of federal and state laws prohibiting the distribution of obscene pornography, including over the Internet.

Strongly Agree

I support tolling existing highways that have been previously un-tolled.

Strongly Disagree

Government should not discriminate against individuals, organizations, or business owners who affirm marriage as between one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Considering these issues (social, economic, education, transportation, water or sewer), which is the most critical to our city?

Water.

Please list up to six issues or projects that you feel need the most attention, in priority order.

1. It's time the Voters have a Voice. 2. Water 2. Consolodation of city , county government top heavy positions doing this would save millions of tax payer dollars. ( not a popular subject with local elected officials. Getting rid of wasteful spending. We need a stronger Mayoral and city counsel role and reducing that of the city manager. 3. economic development 4. Infrastracture 5. social. 6. education

I own one or more firearms.

No

I support the use of Collective Bargaining.

Disagree

I believe the current City Manager should be replaced.

Yes

Did you contribute 10% or more of your gross income to charity last year?

Yes

If you own a business, please describe.

n/a

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

So that we have a democracy.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Catholic follow my Pope belief. Grew up with strong Family Values.

Phone number for voters to reach you:

210-797-0698

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

ponceforsa@gmail.com

Additional comment from candidate:

I am a tenth generation Texan raised on Catholic family values my ancestors built the San Fernando Cathedral and my Grandmother Enriquetta Tarin Casanova along with me helped to raise 3 local Catholic churches The St. Anthony church in Elmendorf ( where she is buried and the St. Timothy Catholic Church on saltillo wher she worked in the rectory and the Sacred Heart Church on commerce and trinitywhere I went to grade school. We as a family were always involved in our chuch community and I have given over 40 years of community involvement in numerous non-profits such as St. Vincent De Paul, Red Cross and many others.


Background

Education
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST, SAN ANTONIO
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • St. Vincent De Paul, Organizer/community leader
Offices
  • n/a
 

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