Candidate Profile
Cody Harris

Republican , Texas


Cody Harris
State Rep., Dist. 8

Panel Rating

Leans Conservative Information icon


Reported by Candidate

Texas Farm Bureau AgFund, Texas Association of Realtors - TREPAC, Associated Republicans of Texas


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

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

Strongly Agree

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

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

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

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

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

I support using a party caucus to nominate my party's candidate for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and I pledge to vote for my party's nominee.


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)

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

Simply put, the thirst for freedom. Having lived under the oppressive dictates of King George, the Founders knew how to prevent the same oppression from happening in the government they would create. In the same way that I believe God put a longing to be free in every man & woman, I believe He guided the Founders throughout the Revolution and creation of the U.S. Constitution.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Believer, an evangelical Christian, and a Deacon at First Baptist Church Palestine. Biblical principles, which guide us toward holding Conservative values, are part of my core as an individual.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

(Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Unemployment is best brought down with the creation of jobs. In order to create jobs, we must create an economic environment which encourages entrepreneurs and small business owners to grow and prosper. We reduce government regulation on business and reduce the tax burden on those who create jobs. As a small business owner, I know first-hand how hard it is to create and grow a business when the government seems to be doing everything it can to prevent economic growth.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

The first step is to continue to push for a full repeal of Obamacare, or the "Affordable" Care Act. We must open up the insurance markets to allow competition across state lines, which will drive premiums down for families.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should get out of the way as much as possible by reducing regulations on small businesses and reducing the tax burden on businesses and families.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Rural representation in the Texas Legislature is shrinking. We have to have a candidate who is from the district to be a strong voice for the people of House District 8. I grew up in the district, my wife and I have raised our family in the district, and I've grown my business here. I know the challenges we face as a community and I'll fight to make sure we have a strong voice on issues that affect us.

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

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)


  • Texas A&M University, College Station, B.S., 2006
Work & Military
  • Liberty Land & Ranch, President
  • First Baptist Church of Palestine, Deacon
  • YMCA of Palestine, Board President
  • Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice President
  • Palestine Young Professionals Network, President
  • Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (TALL), Class XV
  • Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, Trustee
  • Palestine Association of Realtors, Board Member & Realtor of the Year
  • Realtor's Land Institute, Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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