Candidate Profile
Jeff Tokar

Republican , Texas

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative
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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?

When the life of the mother is in jeopardy.


Economy

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

(Did not answer)

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 would make sure that monies that are paid into the Social Security System are earmarked solely for use as Social Security benefits. New incoming participants in the system can invest in various stocks and bonds to enhance their Social Security benefits.

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

I would reduce spending across the board.

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

I generally believe that the taxpayer funds should not payoff student loans.


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?

That the government cannot have a state religion.


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?

If it were a free market solution then yes.


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 must recognize that "radical Islam" is a worldwide threat. We must support countries and groups that are fighting the spread of this radical terrorism.


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?

People who's presence in the United States that are of benefit to the country. We should eliminate birthright citizenship.


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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe and have faith there is one triune God made of the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost. I believe this is absolute truth and that faith is the foundation of your beliefs, beliefs established your values, and your values are manifested in your character and actions. Therefore ones faith is important. The second absolute truth is that God's Holy Word, the Bible, is given to us through the inspiration of God.


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 conservative on social and economic issues but not dogmatic and am willing to consider all sides before making decisions.

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 a constitutional Christian conservative and believe the United States was established by God's direction and providence. America's founding fathers and framers of our constitution built our system on the precepts and principles found in God's Holy Word. The United States Constitution created a system that allows Americans the maximum amount of freedom and ability to pursue our individual happiness.


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?

None


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?

Term Limits, balanced and reduced budget, and immigration reform.

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

True racism is not a threat the the security of the United States, false racism is.


Background

Education
  • Baptist Bible College, Springfield, BS, 1982
  • Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, MA, 2009
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Texas Association of Fire Educators, President
  • Garland Noon Exchange Club, Director
  • Citizens of Garland Firefighter Club, Liaison
  • Berkner HS Booster and Touchdown Clubs, President
  • Dallas Select Football League, President
  • N. Garland Little League, Volunteer
  • Jupiter Road Baptist Church, Chairman of the Board & Deacon
  • Richardson Heights Baptist Church, Deacon
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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