Candidate Profile
Don Hill

Republican , Texas

Biography

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Endorsements

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Dr. Stuart Spitzer - Former State Rep. Texas-4, Sam Deen - Canton/Athens Businessman, BW Smith - City of Mesquite Councilman Dist. 5, Ms. Betty Brown - Former State Rep. Texas-4

Questionnaire

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Right to Life

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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.

Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am running for a federal office and it is beyond the power of the US Congress to dictate to the states on the issue of when abortion must be permitted. I would not support any bill that would attempt to do so.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Until the career politicians in DC stop stealing today’s SS contributions to be wasted on other non-essential projects, there can be no guarantee of future Social Security benefits.

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

I would push for a return to regular order budgeting where the Congress debates individual spending bills for each department of the government in order to provide a proper review of each department’s efficiency. Until that is done, it’s pointless to argue for cuts in one department over another. General speaking, however, I would prioritize cuts in departments where the federal government is not authorized to operate such as Energy.

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

Other than existing “loan repayments programs” where military and some select essential professions earn their way towards taxpayer assistance on loan payoff in return for their service, I would not support taxpayers being stuck with paying off someone else’s student loans.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Yes   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Simply that the government may not establish adn mandate participation in one particular religion, or any religion, in order to obtain the benefits of citizenship. Stated another way, the government must respect the rights of its citizens regardless of their religious faith or their absence of religious faith. It does not, as is often argued, mean that religious faith must be absent from government agencies, property or employees.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

I am running for federal office and it is beyond the power of the US Congress to mandate or regulate “....healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all.” It is left to the states to regulate/legislate on this issue and to make their own choices through their elected officials. I believe private industry provides the best hope for a system that is “adequate, affordable and accessible.” At the federal level, I would support interstate sales of health insurance to create more competition by providers that will then provide consumers more choices and, as in other private industries, will result in better quality service and lower cost. I support the idea of healthcare “portability” where health insurance could be de-coupled from employment and would support federal action where appropriate to assist in this process, however, I believe the states would have the primary responsibility for adopting such a system.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

The US should continue to apply economic influence on friend and foe alike to influence them to cooperate with US policy in targeting the financing, training, and equipping of international terrorist and state sponsored terrorists. Where such influence is insufficient, the US should continue to use targeted military strikes to kill/capture the leaders of these organizations and to destroy their infrastructure. When military force is required, there should be no artificial restraints placed on our military that limits their ability to effectively and decisively kill/capture our enemies wherever they are vulnerable and whenever it is feasible to do so.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Immigration

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Anyone desiring to assimilate and respect our laws and Constitution and who demonstrates the ability to be or become self-supporting should be permitted to immigrate to the US AFTER a vetting process.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Values

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Am I a practicing Christian who attends and is active with my family at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The Apostles’ Creed properly summarizes by spiritual beliefs and values.

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Qualifications

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

See my campaign Facebook page and website for numerous entries regarding my conservative beliefs and ideals. I am a life-long Constitutional conservative and Republican. I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution at age 17 and have honored that oath my entire life.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

No.

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

I am an Army paratrooper veteran and businessman/lawyer with 30 years work experience who wants to return the federal government to its limited role as mandated by our Constitution. I am married and a father of 2 children, a 6th grader and a 4th grader. I am a product of public schools and support getting our federal government out of its self-appointed role of meddling in and dictating to our local schools. I also support school choice and believe that parents are the ultimate power when it comes to making key decisions for their children in education, healthcare, and otherwise. I believe our founders intended that our US Congressional representatives have significant professional and life experience, and often military experience, before serving in Congress rather than a professional political class made up of career politicians.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


2nd Amendment

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

The 2nd Amendment establishes gun ownership as a fundamental right of every citizen and any proposed restriction must be narrowly tailored to further an important state interest. An example of a proper restriction is the banning of violent felons from possessing firearms. Most current proposals for new restrictions, such as “assault weapon bans” or “universal background checks” are not proper restrictions and I would not support these proposals.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

1. Military/Veteran care; 2. Border Security; 3. Expand broadband internet service and infrastructure in rural areas.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

I don’t believe racism is a significant domestic security threat in the US. While there have been isolated incidents of race-inspired violence, there is no widespread or systematic threats to US citizens based on race.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Background

Education
  • Univ. of Houston Law Center, Houston, JD, 1998
  • Univ. of North Texas, Denton, MBA, 1992
  • Univ. of North Texas, Denton, BBA, 1989
Work & Military
  • US Army - Texas National Guardf, Staff Sergeant - Patrol Leader, 7
  • US Army - 101st Airborne Div., Specialist-4 - Infantryman, 2
Affiliations
  • Highland Park United Methodist Church, Parishioner and Sunday School Volunteer
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Univ. of North Texas College of Education, Dean’s Advisory Board Member
  • Non-Commissioned Officer’s Association, Member
  • Texas National Guard Association, Member
  • NRA, Life Member
  • Garand Collector’s Association, Member
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program, Member
Offices
  • None
  • None
 

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