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Julian Castro on Crime
Mayor of San Antonio: Click here for Julian Castro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Annise Parker on Crime
Mayor of Houston: Click here for Annise Parker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Perry on Crime
Republican Governor (TX): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • I think our justice system is color blind. (Jul 2013)
  • If you kill a TX citizen, you will face ultimate justice. (Sep 2011)
  • Life without parole for certain repeat sex offenders. (Feb 2011)
  • States know best on punishment; federalism is arrogance. (Nov 2010)
  • Death penalty for aggravated rape. (Nov 2010)
  • Amachi program: break up generational cycle of incarceration. (Feb 2007)
  • Tough and smart: jail sexual offenders; release non-violent. (Feb 2007)
  • Executes Mexican citizen despite plea from Pres. Fox. (Aug 2002)
  • Vetoes ban on execution of mentally retarded inmates. (Jun 2002)
  • Supports DNA testing; standards for capital defenders. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Mike Rawlings on Crime
Mayor of Dallas: Click here for Mike Rawlings on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

TX 2014: 2014 TX Senate debate


John Cornyn on Crime
Republican Jr Senator (TX): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cornyn on other issues.
  • Fight crime by making criminals pay. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
Ted Cruz on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • World Court should have no say in Texas executions. (Jul 2011)
  • Fully monitor sexual predators & bring them to justice. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
David Dewhurst on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Dewhurst on other issues.
  • Mandatory 25-year-to-life sentence for first-time child rape. (Mar 2012)
  • Death is appropriate punishment for repeat child molesters. (Jun 2008)
Kay Bailey Hutchison on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (TX): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Kay Bailey Hutchison on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
Paul Sadler on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sadler on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty for heinous crimes. (Apr 2012)
  • Vary sentencing laws based on each offense. (Apr 2012)
  • End parole for repeat violent felons. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)

House:


Joe Linus Barton on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Joe Linus Barton on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Kevin Brady on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Brady on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 22% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Michael Burgess on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-26): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Burgess on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Quico Canseco on Crime
Republican (District 23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Quico Canseco on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2010)
John Carter on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-31): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Carter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Joaquin Castro on Crime
Democrat (District 20): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joaquin Castro on other issues.
  • More community centers; more job assistance for inmates. (Nov 2006)
Mike Conaway on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Conaway on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Henry Cuellar on Crime
Democratic Representative (TX-28): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Henry Cuellar on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
John Culberson on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Culberson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Lloyd Doggett on Crime
Democratic Representative (TX-25): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lloyd Doggett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Blake Farenthold on Crime
Republican (District 27): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Blake Farenthold on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2010)
Bill Flores on Crime
Republican (District 17): Click here for Bill Flores on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Gallego on Crime
Democrat (District 23): Click here for Pete Gallego on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Louie Gohmert on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Louie Gohmert on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Kay Granger on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-12): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kay Granger on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
Al Green on Crime
Democratic Representative (TX-9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Al Green on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Gene Green on Crime
Democratic Representative (TX-29): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Gene Green on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Ralph Moody Hall on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Moody Hall on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
Jeb Hensarling on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Hensarling on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Ruben Hinojosa on Crime
Democratic Representative (TX-15): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ruben Hinojosa on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 67% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Apr 2013)
Sheila Jackson Lee on Crime
Democratic Representative (TX-18): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Sheila Jackson Lee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 78% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network. (May 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored providing defense lawyers for all indigent defendants. (May 2013)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Eddie Bernice Johnson on Crime
Democratic Representative (TX-30): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Eddie Bernice Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 78% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Sam Johnson on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Sam Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 33% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Scott Keller on Crime
Independent Challenger (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Scott Keller on other issues.
  • Transform prisons so they help people reform. (Apr 2013)
  • Strongly oppose mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Apr 2013)
  • Address the root causes of crime, rather than Three Strikes. (Aug 2011)
  • Killing is no "payment" for a crime, not even a murder. (Aug 2011)
Kenny Marchant on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-24): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Marchant on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Michael McCaul on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael McCaul on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Randy Neugebauer on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Randy Neugebauer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Beto O`Rourke on Crime
Democrat (District 16): Click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Olson on Crime
Republican (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Olson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Ted Poe on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ted Poe on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network. (May 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Silvestre Reyes on Crime
Democratic Representative (TX-16): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Silvestre Reyes on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Pete Sessions on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-32): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Pete Sessions on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Lamar Smith on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-21): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Smith on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Mac Thornberry on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-13): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mac Thornberry on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Marc Veasey on Crime
Democrat (District 33): Click here for Marc Veasey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Filemon Vela on Crime
Democrat (District 34): Click here for Filemon Vela on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Randy Weber on Crime
Republican (District 14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Randy Weber on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2010)
  • Alternative sentencing ok; trying minors sometimes ok. (Nov 2010)
Roger Williams on Crime
Republican (District 25): Click here for Roger Williams on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Ames Jones on Crime
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Elizabeth Ames Jones on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Leppert on Crime
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Leppert on other issues.
  • Death penalty is justifiable punishment for heinous crimes. (Jul 2011)
Jon Roland on Crime
Libertarian Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jon Roland on other issues.
  • Government agents have same criminal authority as civilians. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal statutes restricting firearms and drug control. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports death penalty for federal crimes. (May 2008)
  • Repeal most federal criminal statutes as unconstitutional. (May 2008)
Charles Gonzalez on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Charles Gonzalez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Ron Paul on Crime
Republican Representative (TX-14); previously Libertarian for President: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ron Paul on other issues.
  • Constitution even protects terrorists, not just citizens. (Apr 2011)
  • Replace "hate crime" with equal penalties for equal assaults. (Apr 2011)
  • Too many capital convictions have been proven errors. (Apr 2011)
  • Eliminate ultimate penalty & incarcerate for life. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes death penalty at state and federal level. (Jan 2008)
  • Changed opinion to anti-death penalty due to many mistakes. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Not appropriate to prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
Steve Stockman on Crime
Republican (District 36): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stockman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Tony Sanchez on Crime
Democrat 2000 Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tony Sanchez on other issues.
  • Enforce death penalty, but ban it on mentally retarded. (Oct 2002)
  • Spend money on education rather than prisons. (Apr 2002)
Ken Bentsen on Crime
Former Dem.challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006), former U.S. Rep.: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Jack Fields on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jack Fields on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Martin Frost on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 24): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Martin Frost on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 70% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
Phil Gramm on Crime
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gramm on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
Gene Kelly on Crime
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gene Kelly on other issues.
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Sep 2000)
Ron Kirk on Crime
2002 Democratic Candidate: Click here for Ron Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nicholas Lampson on Crime
Democrat (Unseated 2008) (District 9): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Nicholas Lampson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Mary Ruwart on Crime
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (TX): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mary Ruwart on other issues.
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Sep 2000)
Max Sandlin on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Max Sandlin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on Crime
Republican Former (2006-2007) (District 22): Click here for Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Turner on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Turner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Bill Archer on Crime
Republican (District 7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Archer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Dick Armey on Crime
Republican (District 26): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dick Armey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Chris Bell on Crime
Democrat (District 25): Click here for Chris Bell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ken Bentsen on Crime
Democrat (District 25): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Henry Bonilla on Crime
Republican (District 23): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Henry Bonilla on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Ronald Coleman on Crime
Democrat (1982-1996) (District 16): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ronald Coleman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
Larry Combest on Crime
Republican (District 19): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Larry Combest on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Prof. Tom Davis on Crime
Green Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Prof. Tom Davis on other issues.
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Aug 2008)
Tom DeLay on Crime
Republican (District 22): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom DeLay on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Chet Edwards on Crime
Democratic Representative (TX-17): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Chet Edwards on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
Darrel Hunter on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Darrel Hunter on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty for federal crimes. (Nov 2004)
Scott Jameson on Crime
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Scott Jameson on other issues.
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Aug 2008)
  • Reduce prison sentences for non-violent criminals. (Aug 2006)
  • Death penalty ok if no secret courts. (Aug 2006)
Rick Noriega on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Rick Noriega on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Solomon Ortiz on Crime
Democratic Representative (TX-27): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Solomon Ortiz on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 55% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Barbara Radnofsky on Crime
Democratic challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Radnofsky on other issues.
  • Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes. (Aug 2006)
  • Support the use of the death penalty. (Aug 2006)
  • Support prosecution of “hate crimes”. (Aug 2006)
  • High priority to anti-lynching resolution. (Jan 2006)
Ciro Rodriguez on Crime
Democratic Representative (TX-23): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ciro Rodriguez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 80% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Charles Stenholm on Crime
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Charles Stenholm on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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