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ABOUT STUART

Dr. Stuart Spitzer was born and raised in Texas House District 4 where he graduated from Athens High School and Trinity Valley Community College; his mother and father still live in Athens today. Stuart completed his undergraduate degree at Baylor University before attending UT Southwestern Medical School. During his residency at UT Southwestern, Stuart met his wife Shari. They recently celebrated 20 years of marriage and are the proud parents of two children, Lilly (17) and Luke (15). Shari Spitzer is a part-time physician and an incredible wife and mother.

Stuart has a deep history with the people of District 4; they are his mentors and friends. He shares with them the same hopes and dreams they have for themselves and their children. The people of District 4 want to preserve the good life they have and maintain a strong community where hard work, respect, and character are valued. Stuart understands this and has spent his time as a Representative preserving and defending these values. It has been his honor to serve the people of District 4 for two years, but he believes his service is not yet completed – it is just beginning.

Stuart credits his parents and the good people of Henderson County for raising him. Growing up in Henderson County, he learned the value of community and hard work. From a young age, Stuart was mowing baseball fields during the day and umpiring softball games at night; during the summer, he would help his grandfather plow black dirt cotton fields, and hunt and fish on his ranch in Central Texas. From this upbringing, Stuart learned respect for God, the outdoors, others, and a hard day’s work.

After 12 years of college, medical school, and residency, Stuart and Shari returned to Athens, TX where he practiced surgery for 6 years. Outside of work, he and his wife invested their time and values into their 2 children and the lives of youth in their community. Over 12 years ago, Stuart moved his family to Kaufman, TX where he and his wife still reside.

In October of 2016, Stuart stopped his surgical practice after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis that has affected his body, but not his mind. He has used his time off of work to grow in his faith and spend time with family and friends. This has only strengthened his belief that big government is the enemy of faith, family, and the general wellbeing of citizens of the Lone Star State.

Statement of Faith

I believe in the God of the Holy Bible. He created all things in his infinite wisdom and I cannot, in my finite wisdom, comprehend Him fully. I believe that He is holy and that I am not. Because of my failure, the coming, death, and resurrection of Jesus was necessary to restore my relationship with holy God. I believe that absolute truth exists and we should seek it.

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“The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men”. –Plato

The business of government is to empower private business through fair, predictable, open tax codes and regulations. The less regulation and taxes we have, the better private business will be. Business should succeed or fail based on the business model, financial model and the ability to succeed in an open marketplace. Its relationship to government should never be a factor. Unfortunately, there are those who believe government should tax all to give to some. This is crony capitalism. That is why businesses hire lobbyists and give to legislators. I am for free market capitalism. History has proven it is the best system for a prosperous and free society.

As we are a nation of immigrants, I am for legal immigration. I am for assimilation into the American culture. America is a melting pot and not a multicultural nation. My grandfather spoke German when he went to first grade, but he learned in English. The voting ballots were in English. Our family is not German American, we are Americans. On the other hand, illegal immigration has brought chaos to our hospitals, schools, and job sites. It costs billions of dollars in direct and indirect costs. I see these costs in this district as a physician, father and taxpayer. At a minimum the state should stop all inducements to come here illegally. Elimination of bilingual education and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants would be a good start. Even these common sense measures have not been passed despite the fact that Republicans have had a majority in the Texas House for years. I would support these measures.

I was honored to be a leader in the fight for Life at both ends of life: Life of the unborn and life of the disabled and ill. I passed legislation to ensure food and water were not denied humans at the end of life. There is a stronger law for pregnant minors to keep them from being pushed through the abortion industry. This is the same abortion industry (Planned Parenthood) who was recently seen selling and bragging about their ability to harvest “intact organs”.   As a physician and parent, I have a unique ability to see these life issues for what they are and as a legislator, I have the ability to influence the priorities of Texas on life issues.

Any decrease in the size of government gives every Texan more money. Freedom is the ability to spend our own money as we wish and to be free from government intrusion on our lives and families. Any increase in government transfers our money and our freedoms to Austin. I believe in a smaller, more efficient, and more open form of government.

“Politician” has become a bad word. This is sad because they should be public servants with the public as their main concern. Too often they say words that will get them elected and ignore the people they were elected to represent. The Texas Constitution demands a Republic. This is the form of government where the elected should represent their district to the betterment of the district and the state. Personal gain should have no place in a Republic.

It is in vogue today in conservative circles to favor term limits. I think this is largely unnecessary if the voters would perform two simple functions. The first one is to elect candidates with the character to act as servants, those who will serve and then go home to live under the laws they passed. The second function of the voters is to vote the political class out. By doing so, the power remains with the people and not with another government law. As a Representative, I have a 2 year term which means the voters get to decide every 2 years whether or not to renew my contract.

Education is critically important for Texas to continue to lead the United States and the world. Federal spending, mandates, and required testing are hurting the students by tying the hands of our teachers. Education should be more open to teach each child at his or her own level.

Marriage will be a huge issue before the 86th Texas Legislature. I continue to support traditional marriage. It is still the best and most proven way to rear children. Non-traditional marriage will weaken marriage and thus weaken society. I stand for a strong Texas and strong traditional marriage.

We are called morally, ethically and even Biblically to help those sick and in need. Our current system does a poor job of doing this. Reform equals something other than more money sent into the same system. Reform limits federal strings on federal money. True reform gives patients control of their health care and takes control away from insurance companies and government bureaucracies.

Gun rights were expanded during my time in the legislature. Open carry and campus carry are now law. I was able to work with the National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association to advance gun rights in Texas. I look forward to strengthening and securing these gains in the 86th legislative session.

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