Candidate Profile
Valoree Swanson

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Valoree Swanson
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 150
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2017:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2017:  100%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2017:  100%
Empower Texans, 2017:  99%
Eagle Forum TX, 2017:  95%

99%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter, 2017:  11%
Equality Texas, 2017:  0%

6%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

14
Cathie Adams, Dan Patrick, Grassroots America, Kingwood TEA Party-Texas, Lone Star Liberty, National Rifle Association PVF and 8 more

Reported by Candidate

6
Texas Values Action, Texas Right to Life, Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Paul Bettencourt,, Texas Homeschool Coalition, Young Conservatives TX, Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, NRA, TSRA, Concerned Women for America, Grassroots America We the People

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
12
Briscoe Cain, Cathie Adams, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Debbie Riddle, Don Willett, Jonathan Stickland and 6 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
21
Briscoe Cain, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Eagle Forum, Empower Texans, Jeff Leach, Jonathan Stickland and 15 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
General Contractors' Association of Pennsylvania, Stonewall Democrats

Summary

6%

LIBERAL

94%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

Right to Life

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

There are NO circumstances where abortion should be allowed. Babies with fetal abnormalities are still made in the image of God, and their lives should be protected. It is NOT okay to abort a baby conceived in rape or incest for the same reason. Abortion in the case of rape or incest is punishing the baby for the sins of its father. If the life of the mother is in danger, every effort should be made to save both the mother and the baby.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Enacting business-friendly legislation with low taxes and fewer regulations encourages people to set up businesses here. Getting people off welfare encourages them to seek employment. Having quality education where students must behave, study, and learn makes them employable.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should boost the economy by keeping taxes and regulations low and staying out of the way of entrepreneurs as much as possible. Government should not choose winners and losers by providing corporate welfare for some companies and industries and not others.


Religious Liberty

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

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

Strongly Agree


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Having fewer regulations on which companies can offer coverage in Texas and fewer regulations on the type of coverage they offer would help greatly.


National Security

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

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

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

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

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 Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Each man or woman is born with a sinful nature and will become more and more likely to give in to selfish motivations of greed, dishonesty, etc., the more power they are given.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an evangelical, born-again Christian. I believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God and is the highest law and standard for our behavior. I believe that mankind is created in the image of God, but is born with a sinful nature. Since we must be holy, pure, and blameless to enter into heaven and to have fellowship with God, Jesus came to earth in human form, lived a perfect life, died for our sins, and rose again. If we accept God's free gift of salvation, we will have our sins forgiven and obtain eternal life. I believe in the sanctity of human life, marriage between a man and a woman, parental rights, limited government, and religious freedom.


Qualifications

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.

Yes

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

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.

Perfect 100% voting score with: Texas Values Action/Texas Values, Texas Right to Life, Young Conservatives of Texas, Texas Conservative Digest, and National Federation of Independent Business. 99% score with Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. Tied for top score with Texas Eagle Forum. AWARDS: Texas Values Action: Faith and Family Champion Award Texas Right to Life: Pro-Life Hero Award Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility: Taxpayer Champion Award Grassroots America We The People: Champion of Freedom Award Young Conservatives of Texas: Rookie of the Year Award Texas Conservative Coalition: Courageous Conservative Award Texas Conservative Digest: Liberty Award One of Top Ten Most Conservative Legislators: Rice University Study

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

One legislative session with stellar, top notch conservative voting scores. A Bachelor of Business administration from Baylor University. Decades of volunteer work for conservative candidates and issues. Daughter of an entrepreneur and veteran. Worked in business. Married 36 years to same man. Raised 2 biological children, then fostered and adopted 2 teens from CPS. Have had children in public school, private school, and home school.

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

Valoree@ValoreeSwanson.com Campaign@ValoreeSwanson.com

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

Other issues important to my district that I am working hard on and will continue to work on include: 1) obtaining funding and quickly building major flood mitigation projects, especially the "Third Reservoir" also called the Cypress Reservoir. 2) property tax reform or elimination and replacement with sales tax 3) blocking low income housing projects from our district


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


Background

Education
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX, BBA, 1980
  • El Campo High School, El Campo, TX, High School, 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Texas Values, Supporter
  • Conservative Coalition of Harris County, Past Board Member
  • WoodsEdge Community Church, Active member involved in various ministries
  • Texas Right to Life, supporter & activist
  • Texas Tea Party Republican Women, Board Member for many years
  • Concerned Women for America, Supporter & activist
  • Bluesheet (vetting & electing conservatives), Founder & leader
  • Liberty Institute & Vision America, supporter & contributor
Offices
  • State Republican Exec. Committeewoman (SREC) SD 7, Held 8
  • Republican Precinct Chair, Held 23
  • none
  • none
 

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