Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
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.
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.
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.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
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.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
I support sanctuary cities.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
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?
Only to save the life of the mother.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
To guard against the inherent nature of mankind to abuse power and authority and to safeguard equality.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I have strong faith in God and rely upon my Judeo-Christian heritage to value and model strong character, honesty and integrity, to be fair and considerate of others, and to simply always strive to do the right thing.
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?
Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.
My record as a member of the Board of Trustees, Alamo Heights ISD, including articles and news coverage concerning issues and matters; my actions as a member of the Board of Trustees of VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority; and the report of the Alamo Heights Task Force on Character Education, Wellness and Digital Citizenship, which I chaired.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Through free market principles and economic development creating more jobs and opportunities, including more vocational opportunities.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
To lessen the burden on the system and over-reliance on reimbursements through a return to basics for general coverage and opening of the market for provisions of extended coverage, including catastrophic illness.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Reduce over-regulation, provide incentives for economic development, and allow free-market principles to control.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Now more than ever, background qualifications, common sense and maturity, experience, and demonstrated ability to get things done are essential for the office of State Representative District 121. Through my extensive experience as a business lawyer, I know and understand business and the importance of free market principles. I served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alamo Heights ISD for 12 years, including 3 terms as President. Through that experience, as well as my service on the Board of the Texas Association of School Boards and as a member of the statewide Special Committee on Revenue and Funding, I have been very involved with school finance. How we fund and provide education to all of our children will be prime issues in the Legislature and I am uniquely positioned to address both, as well as the closely aligned property tax situation. For the past 8 years, I have served on the Board of VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority, (continue in 36, below)
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
email@example.com; (210) 988-1804
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
including as Vice-Chair the past two years. Transportation infrastructure is another issue requiring attention and my knowledge and experience in dealing with transportation infrastructure and system matters further enhances my qualifications. Of utmost importance, though, is my demonstrated accomplishments. I do not obstruct; I get things done. This is a vitally important qualification. Process and transparency are extremely important to me and, throughout my background experience, I have endeavored to listen, encourage dialogue, and promote transparency concerning issues and projects. I believe this vision is an important leadership qualification. I am a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, a strong advocate for border security, and opposed to sanctuary cities. I also bring a significant healthcare background through my representation of hospitals and physicians. My proudest accomplishment, though, is my family.