Candidate Profile
Chris Ekstrom

Republican , Texas

Biography

Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

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Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (Empower Texans), Texas Home School Coalition, Texas Right to Life, Texas Values Action

Reported by Candidate

5
Congressman Mo Brooks, Congressman Ron Wright, Texas State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, Lt. Col. Wendy Rogers, Texas Right to Life

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
33
Allen West (2012), Armin Mizani (2017), Bob Hall (2017), Briscoe Cain (2018), Corey Stewart (2017), Courageous Conservatives (2018) and 27 more

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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   

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?

None


Economy

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?

I fight to protect social security and work in Congress to privatize it in the next 20 years.

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

All government spending.

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

Never.


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.

Yes   

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

Misnomer.


Healthcare

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?

By allowing insurers to sell over state boundaries.


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?

Use all capabilities at our national disposable to eradicate radical Islamic terror.


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   

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?

Fully Merit Based immigration policy by 2024.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

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   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a faithful Roman Catholic Christian. I am pro-life and attend church regularly. I oppose the dictatorship of relativism.


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   

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

Endorsed by Congressman Mo Brooks Endorsed by Congressman Ron Wright Texas Right to Life Endorsed by Texas State Rep. Jonathan Stickland EkstromforCongress.com https://ballotpedia.org/Chris_Ekstrom

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

NO

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

Chris Ekstrom is a conservative Christian Trump Republican who has built a strong reputation for being a fierce and passionate advocate for Texans and Americans at the national and state level. He's taken the lead on issues that matter to law-abiding patriots. Chris has been an unwavering advocate to build the wall, protect our historical monuments, support Pro-Life initiatives, restore the 2nd and 10th Amendments and shrink government. Chris will represent his constituents, not the lobbyists and special interests in Washington D.C.. He will work vigorously to defend the industries that are critical to Congressional District 13 like farming & ranching, oil & gas production, and supporting Sheppard Air Force Base.


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?

No restrictions.


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.

Strongly Disagree   

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?

Defund Planned Parenthood of all taxpayer money. Abolish the Dept. of Education. Term Limits & Build the Wall.

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

No.


Background

Education
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Work & Military
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Affiliations
  • National Rifle Association, Lifetime Member
  • Heritage Foundation, President's Club
  • Donald J. Trump, Trump Eagles/Retreat
  • Senate Conservatives Fund, Donor
  • Courageous Conservatives PAC, Chairman
Offices
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