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Austin Talley

Republican , Texas


Austin Talley
State Rep., Dist. 45

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Greg Abbott (2014)







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?

Having been born 3 months early weighting 2lbs 3oz, dropping down to 1lb 4oz & every Dr telling my father I wouldn’t make it. I believe every life should be valued no matter the circumstances. They may be like Simone Biles, or the person to cure cancer or land on Mars. I have made it a point to live the best life I can & know their are plenty of families willing to adopt like my parents did with my sister or my father willingness to take on single father hood in 1978 at age 23. To provide & protect me, when everyone else gave up on the probability of me living.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure 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   

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

If a commission, committee, project or government contract service provider is not meeting the bench marks within the agreements before receiving a portion of the budget. That commission, committee, project or government contract should be canceled. We should run government to the same standard a CEO is accountable to it share holders or board members. Reward high return of investment, instead of always robbing from Petter to pay Paul, then telling the tax payer looks it’s balanced.

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   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

"make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof“ Thomas Jefferson


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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Make medical provides be up front & 100% transparent on all cost before hand, no hidden fees or follow on cost. Stop allowing pharmaceutical or medical manufacturing to dictate the higher cost here in the USA or Texas then where the same is provided in other states or counties.

National Security

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

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   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Once we secure our borders, we need to streamline our legal immigration process for those who are coming to pursue the American Dream & be productive members of society. Through hard work, educational opportunities & knowing the government is not here to ensure your pursuit of happiness but to protect Life & Liberty while you pursue.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Promotion of the LGBT agenda in public schools, including teaching of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”, is completely inappropriate and should be opposed at the state and local level.

Strongly Agree   

I support allowing public high school students to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I committed publicly to my salvation when I was 13 being Baptized in Divine Texas, I was a youth & men’s minister at the young age of 17. I took my faith with me in the military & into combat, I truly believe God has walked with me from the day I was born to present day. I know I am not perfect but I strive to hear well done my good & faithful servant.


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.

I believe Texas truly can become the 7th strongest economy in 4 or less years, through our, agriculture, cattle, tech & energy sectors. Bringing more Job creation to Texas, raising the per capita household income. I am a strong believer in having economic ties that is balanced & prosperous for all parties, that it fosters long-term relationships, that have a strong national defense by product. My platform you can read more here...

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

I have a Bachelor of Science in International Business & Management, with a minor in Latin American Studies. I three national non-profits, one Texas local non-profit & an mentor/ambassador of an other. I also help run a few for profit companies as well, employing 100s-1000s across the USA & a few as well in Texas, focusing in Tech, Development & Oil/Gas industries. Our oil & gas company is set to increase Texas export by 4-16% in 2020 creating more jobs & ensuring Texas strong economic sovereignty. I have 7 years of experience in the Middle East out of 9.5 years of rotation, I know how to work in a very hostile environment, having to unite a team, complete objective to ensure mission success. If I can convince a Taliban to join team America, I’m pretty sure I can get Texas legislators to co-author or sponsor the top 10 republican priorities each session. I am a strong believer in innovation, ingenuity & practical leadership.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


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

I believe we can do more in Texas as a Republican Party and at the capital by employing people of action. Ideas and principles are great to have but Implementation of those ideas and achievements of principles is what we need.

Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   

Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

I fully support constitutional carry, enabling all 21 years old or older who are not barred from legally carrying a concealed firearm.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

The Top 10 republican priority should be passed at a minimum first & if we pass another 58 on top of that great. Last session we passed 68 & not one was a top party platform priority. True Tax reform, Property Evaluation Reform, HOA reform, Public education reform, constitution carry, increase government transparency, border security. To name a few..

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Sadly throughout American history we have always had domestic threats, motivated by racism, anarchy or religion ideals. We need to get back to having the ability to have a civil exchange of ideas. We either agree, because one party changes their stance or you walk away respected one another but still disagreeing. Our law enforcement should be well funded, properly equipped & trained to protect our communities.


  • University of Texas, San Antono, AA, 2009
  • University of Tampa, Tampa, BS, 2011
Work & Military
  • Navy, PO3, 4
  • Army, WO candidate, 12
  • Espili Group, Partner
  • Veritam Inc, Board Member
  • Our Digital Heroes Foundation, Board Member
  • OSD, Board Member
  • Purple Heart Integration Project, Board Member
  • Project K9 Hero, Board Member
  • Bunker Labs, Ambassador - Mentor
  • Gold Rush Poker, VP of Charity Engagement
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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