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Cody Johnson

Republican , Texas


Cody Johnson
State Rep., Dist. 59

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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?

As someone who was put up for adoption by a 16-year-old mother, and who raised a premature baby as a single father after the unexpected passing of my first wife, I am 110% Pro-Life. I will always fight to protect and defend the lives of unborn Texans.


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?

Texas has a provision in its state constitution that it must have a balanced budget. I believe that Congress should do the same.

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?

I believe that every person in our country has a right to worship without any government interference. Religious freedom is a fundamental, constitutional right that must be protected. Religious liberty must be protected. We should have never banned prayer in schools, censored religious heritages or allowed Obamacare to attack religious institutions.


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?

Healthcare is a vital issue for Rural Texas and I will always be a champion for rural hospitals and medical professionals. I am in favor of the legislature delivering block grants to counties so money for hospitals is decided at the local level by local leaders who can make the right decisions for their communities.

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?

America is a nation of immigrants. Immigrants to our country should be properly vetted for the security of our nation, while also welcoming those who want to assimilate to American principles and be a benefit to our society.


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 believe Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and I am a member of the Erath County Cowboy Church.


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.

Please visit my campaign website at and my campaign Facebook page by searching @CodyJohnsonCampaign.

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

I am a successful businessman who started out as a blue-collar worker. My life experience as a rancher, professional rodeo cowboy, and small business owner will benefit me greatly in serving our 8 rural counties in the state legislature. As a job creator, I know how to build a thriving company in our area and will continue to promote our rural economies.

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

No, I have not. I have never been arrested or charged with a crime of any sort.

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

(Did not answer)

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?


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

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?

I would enact Zero-Based-Budgeting, so every state agency and government program is outlined with a fine-toothed comb to rid our government of waste, fraud, and abuse.

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

Whether people like it or not, words of hate are constitutionally protected by our First Amendment Rights and I will always defend a person’s constitutional rights, regardless if I agree with them. However, when someone acts out physical violence towards another, and does so in a targeted way against a minority group of any sort, that is a domestic security issue.


  • Lingleville High School, Lingleville, High School Diploma, 1986
  • Lincoln Technical Institute, Dallas, Diesel Mechanic Certification, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Erath County First Responders Foundation, President
  • Texas High School Rodeo Assocation, President, Region III
  • Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Donor
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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