Candidate Profile
Dan Huberty

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Dan Huberty
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 127
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business TX (NFIB - TX), 2017:  100%
Texas Values Action, 2019:  74%
Heritage Alliance TX (HA), 2012:  71%
Eagle Forum TX, 2019:  69%
American Conservative Union TX (ACU-TX), 2019:  69%, 68% (cum.)
Right to Life TX, 2019:  60%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2019:  52%
Club for Growth TX, 2019:  51%, 51% (cum.)
Empower Texans, 2019:  37%

65%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Environment Texas, 2019:  60%, 47% (cum.)
Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter, 2019:  30%
Equality Texas, 2019:  F
NARAL Pro-Choice TX, 2019:  0%

19%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Greg Abbott

Others

1
Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND

Reported by Candidate

6
Governor Greg Abbott, Former Congressman Ted Poe, Houston City Council Member Dave Martin, City of Humble Mayor Merle Aaron, Former Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan, Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
23
Boehner for Speaker (2013), Conservative Republicans of Texas (2014), Dan Crenshaw (2018), Dan Patrick (2014), David Dewhurst (2012), John Boehner (2013) and 17 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
21
Charlie Geren (2010), Conservative Republicans of Texas (2012), Drew Darby (2018), Jane Nelson (2013), Jason Isaac (2014), John Otto (2017) and 15 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
13
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (2018), American Federation of Teachers (2018), Association of Texas Professional Educators (2018), Craig Eiland (2019), General Contractors' Association of Pennsylvania (2016), International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2016) and 7 more

Summary

23%

LIBERAL

77%

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   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortions should not be allowed under any circumstances. I believe that life begins at conception, and the killing of unborn babies should never be allowed.


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   

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

The Texas Legislature is required to pass a balanced budget and we have done so in each of the five legislative sessions in which I have served. But there are always more ways to reduce government spending and I support the removal of any and all funding gimmicks or tricks in the budgeting process.


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   

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

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?

Separation of Church and State is meant to prohibit the government from offering preference of any religion over another religion, or a nonreligion, while still permitting the free exercise of faith.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

The increased costs of healthcare in many cases relates to the cost of pharmaceuticals. We need to create opportunities to buy more generic drugs, allow for quicker access and approval by the FDA and allow for access to drugs from Canada and Mexico. In addition, we must continue to work toward better inter-state policies that permit patients to seek wellness outside of state lines. Finally, we have to control costs of health care providers through transparency. For example, the explosive growth of ER centers has created a huge problem in cost containment. Standalone ER’s need more oversight. We also need to make sure that family practice providers are incentivized to provide services.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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   

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   

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

Those who wish to come to the Unites States should do so through a legal process based on merit and limited to a manageable size for government agencies to monitor and enforce existing laws.


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   

Promotion of the LGBT agenda in public schools, including teaching of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”, is completely inappropriate and should be opposed at the state and local level.

Strongly Agree   

I support allowing public high school students to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised in a strong, Irish Catholic household, and I have remained a devout Catholic my entire life. I am an active parishioner at St. Martha's in HD 127, and I am an advocate for the teachings of the Catholic Church and the following of Christ Jesus. I am an active member of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic-based, fraternal organization that focuses on Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.


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 have consistently voted to protect the unborn, increase border protection, ban Sanctuary Cities, lower taxes while protecting private property rights, promote free enterprise, protect vulnerable populations of students, and defend Second Amendment rights. My entire voting history and legislative portfolio can be viewed at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I am currently serving my fifth term as State Representative of House District 127. My experience and record are very clear, consistent, and conservative. Currently, I am serving my second term as the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Education, which allows me to serve in a leadership role amongst my peers. Additionally, I am currently serving my fourth term as an officer of the board for the Texas House Republican Caucus.

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?

It is my desire to return to the Capitol to continue to fight for HD 127. In the last session, I passed HB3, or The Texas Plan, which ushered in transformational public school finance reform and property tax relief. HB3 devoted $4.5 billion to education reforms and $2 billion for dynamic teacher pay raises, while reducing recapture statewide by $3.6 billion. It provided almost $5 billion in property tax relief, the largest property tax reduction in Texas history, while increasing the state share of funding, and mandating future tax reductions. This allowed Humble ISD to implement the largest one-time teacher pay raise in district history. We must maintain this funding, while also looking at our institutions of higher education with the same scrutiny. It is vital that we continue to mitigate flooding in our region, while addressing water concerns statewide. I plan to tackle these tough issues, just as I did with public school finance reform, once re-elected to serve you.


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

I support the second amendment and believe that we should continue to respect the freedom to keep and bear arms. No further restrictions on ownership should be implemented.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

1. Continue the success of my HB3 in the 86th Session to transform public school finance in Texas by lowering the burden on taxpayers and increasing local control. 2. Provide more rights to residents in municipal Extraterritorial Jurisdictions (ETJ) who pay additional taxes through Strategic Partnership Agreements (SPA) with Municipal Utility Districts (MUD) 3. Protect against future flooding in the Lake Houston area by renewing the State’s financial support of an on-going dredging program.

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

Our domestic security is threatened by the individuals who plan and execute acts of terrorism on our soil. The race of the terrorist does not affect their desires to cause harm.


Background

Education
  • Cleveland State University, BA, 1991
  • University of Phoenix, MBA, 1998
Work & Military
  • Texas State Guard, 7
Affiliations
  • Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • FamilyTime Crisis & Counseling Center, Volunteer & Contributor
  • Humble Area Assistance Ministries, Volunteer & Contributor
  • Knights of Columbus, Member
  • Humble Intercontinental Rotary Club, Member
  • Be an Angel Fund, Board Member
  • Kingwood Area Republican Women's Club, Member
  • Lake Houston Pachyderm Club, Charter Member
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 9
  • Humble ISD Trustee, Held 4
 

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