Candidate Profile
Joe Walz

Republican , Texas

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019)

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

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?

Extremely rare circumstances.


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?

Social Security should be replaced gradually by mandatory 401k style investment accounts which are controlled by the individual and begin at their first job.

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

There is not enough space on this server to line item each cut.

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.

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?

Very little. Our government is of the people and the people have religious values which will always direct their morality. Churches as institutions do not have a role in government, and vice versa.


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?

Free-market healthcare reform.


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?

Strong, secure borders and thorough immigration vetting.


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?

Law-abiding, self sustaining individuals in limited and fair numbers.


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.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian.


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.

www.FaceBook.com/joewalztx22

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?

I am one of you. I am not a career politician. I am an Army veteran, business owner and life flight pilot that wants to serve the interests of the people who reside in TX-22, the most diverse district in America.


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

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

Only felons while serving their punishment and those deemed mentally incapable by a court should be restricted. No other gun restrictions.


Other Important Issues

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

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

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?

Balanced Budget Amendment Zero-Based Budgeting Term Limits Federal Constitutional Carry Fair Tax

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

No.


Background

Education
  • Kansas State University, Salina, KS, BS, 2014
  • Central Texas College, Killeen, TX, AS, 2012
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, CH-47D Flight Engineer, 11
Affiliations
  • Outdoor Association of True Heroes, Donor
  • GiGi's Playhouse, Donor
  • Texas Association of Sports Officials, Director
  • American Cancer Society, Donor
  • Safari Internaitonal, Donor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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