Candidate Profile
Mark Yancey

Republican , Texas


Mark Yancey
U.S. Senator

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Mitt Romney (2013)







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   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under no circumstances.


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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Raise social security taxes by 0.50%.

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

Entitlement reform and Medicare fraud. Better checks and balances with military spending. Abolish the Department of Education.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

The Federal Gov't is gouging college students and their parents. I support student loan reform. No taxpayer involvement

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   

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?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.


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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Stop drug companies and health insurance providers from politically protected pricing power. Terminate Obama care - all of it.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Over the past nineteen years, the U.S. has built a robust counterterrorism architecture to stop attacks and eliminate terrorists, but we have not developed a prevention architecture to thwart terrorist radicalization and recruitment. Unless we counter terrorist radicalization and recruitment, we will be fighting a never-ending battle against terrorism in the homeland, overseas, and online. The U.S. strategy, therefore, should champion and institutionalize prevention and create a global prevention architecture with the help of civil society, private partners, and the technology industry. The U.S. is using all available and current tools at its disposal to combat terrorist groups, starve them of support, and prevent them from recruiting new followers. The U.S. is also disrupting terrorist threats within our own borders, from individuals mobilized to violence by a range of domestic and foreign terrorist ideologies and who threaten our safety


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

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

Anyone who goes through the legal process to enter the US and shares US core values.


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 Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I subscribe to the doctrines of soul competency (the responsibility and accountability of every person before God), sola fide (salvation by faith alone), sola scriptura (scripture alone as the rule of faith and practice) and congregationalist church government.


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.

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 am a Reagan Republican with true conservative bonafide's. I am a big believer in term-limits for both chambers of Congress.

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was opened to candidate preview, candidate notified iVoterGuide that he would like this information added: "Military - Mr. Yancey did not serve in the military. Offices - Mr. Yancey has never held a public office."

Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

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

The current laws we have are sufficient. Let's enforce those before thinking about infringing on people's rights.

Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

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?

Entitlement Reform Term-Limits Abolish the Department of Education

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



  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, BA, 1985
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, 2019
Work & Military
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  • Emilys Place, Board Member
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