Texas Values Action Releases 2015 Faith and Family Scorecard

September 22, 2015

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Texas Values Action is excited to release its first ever legislative scorecard based on the recently completed 84th Texas Legislative Session. The 2015 Faith and Family Scorecard measures how state legislators performed on issues impacting faith and family values. Texas Values Action uses important legislative activity, including votes and bill authorship/coauthorship/sponsorship, on issues impacting religious freedom, marriage & family, and life.

The Faith and Family Scorecard is a critical education and accountability tool for Texas voters to see where legislators stood on the values that matter to Texans. The 84th Legislation Session saw progress made on defending religious freedom and life but also saw missed opportunities to more robustly protect Texans’ freedoms and liberties (view our full recap here). It is an important time for Texans to hold elected officials accountable for their record and work to ensure that the values of faith, family, and freedom are more strongly upheld in the future.

Legislators that scored 90% (A) and above are recognized as Faith and Family Champions. In addition, honorable mention designation is given to select legislators for special leadership on a core issue.

Click here to view the scorecard.

Texas Senate Faith and Family Champions:

Sen. Bob Hall
Sen. Van Taylor
Sen. Don Huffines
Sen. Paul Bettencourt
Sen. Charles Perry
Sen. Donna Campbell

Texas House Faith and Family Champions:

Rep. Matt Krause
Rep. Scott Sanford
Rep. Jeff Leach
Rep. Matt Schaefer
Rep. James White
Rep. Scott Turner
Rep. Bryan Hughes
Rep. Matt Rinaldi
Rep. David Simpson
Rep. Tony Tinderholt
Rep. Molly White
Rep. Bill Zedler
Rep. Dustin Burrows
Rep. Mark Keough
Rep. Will Metcalf
Rep. Dennis Paul
Rep. Rodney Anderson
Rep. Dwayne Bohac
Rep. Pat Fallon
Rep. Allen Fletcher
Rep. Dan Flynn
Rep. Brooks Landgraf
Rep. Andrew Murr
Rep. Matt Shaheen
Rep. Stuart Spitzer
Rep. Jonathan Stickland
Rep. Stephanie Klick
Rep. Tom Craddick
Rep. John P. Cyrier

Honorable Mention:

Sen. Craig Estes (for leadership on Pastor Protection Law)
Rep. Tan Parker (for leadership on Pastor Protection Law)
Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr. (for leadership on State Sovereignty over Marriage Act)

About Texas Values Action

Texas Values Action is the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of Texas Values, a non-profit organization dedicated to standing for faith, family, and freedom in Texas. More information is available at

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