Candidate Profile
Robert Schafranek

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Robert Schafranek
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.29
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Carmen Maria Montiel

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?

I believe we need to promote adoption as an alternative to abortion as we work toward the and of legalized abortion in the United States of America.


Economy

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

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?

We need to ensure that the Social Security taxes that people are paying out of their paychecks are not being diverted for other uses. They need to be dedicated completely to funding Social Security.

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


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?

All Americans should be allowed to worship as they see fit. The government should not officially endorse any denomination or sect. People, including government officials, should not be forced to limit their spiritual or religious expression.


Healthcare

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

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?

I believe that single-payer or Medicare-for-All would be be a big mistake. I would work to reform or replace the Affordable Care Act to promote adequate, affordable and accessible care.


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?

We need to continue to assist governments that are taking action against radical Islamic terrorism in their respective countries.


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.

(Did not answer)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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.

(Did not answer)

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

Agree   

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

My parents and grandparents came from Europe as refugees. We are a nation of immigrants, so we need to continue to allow well vetted refugees and immigrants to arrive and thrive in our country.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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 am an apostolic christian who believes that the bible is the literal word of God. Salvation comes through following the gospel as taught by the Apostles in the book of Acts.


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?

Conservative   

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

I am very conservative in social matters in particular. The large majority of our founding fathers were pastors who attended seminary, and our nation was founded with bible principles written into the US Constitution. We need to continue to follow those principles in order to keep God's blessings and favor over our country. I volunteered in the reelection campaign of US 7th District Representative John Culberson in 2018 in order to keep a true conservative in congress. He was defeated by Democrat Lizzie Fletcher who embraces many positions I am opposed to.

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?

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

We need to enforce the laws we already have to keep guns out of the hands of those who have demonstrated that they do not deserve the right to own or possess firearms.


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.

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?

1.A constitutional amendment to restrict abortion. 2.

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • UT Austin, Austin, TX, None, 3
  • Franklin High School, Somerset, NJ, Yes, 1975
Work & Military
  • Sherwin-Williams, Sales Consultant, 2
  • Macy's, Men's Tailored Clothing, 5
  • VALIC/American General, Account Specialist, 6
  • Randall's Food Market, Computer Operator - Systems Adminstrator, 10
Affiliations
  • Southwest Speakers Toastmasters, President and other officer positions
  • Pentecostals of Katy, Member - Minister in training
  • Life Tabernacle of Houston, Member
  • John Culberson for Congress, Volunteer - 2018
Offices
  • US Representative, Dist. 29, Sought 2016
  • US Representative - Dist. 29, Sought 2018
 

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