If the campaign trail has shown anything about the character of West Texas congressional candidate Robert Tucker, it has proven he has a selfless nature and a genuine concern for the future of our nation and the preservation of our Constitution.

The 51-year-old resident of Comanche, Texas, is a native to the 11th Congressional District. He and his wife, Shana, have four children and one grandchild.

Tucker’s educational and professional background almost requires an indexed binder just to get a sense of his extensive resume. His experience includes graduating from the Texas Police Academy and being a hazmat-trained firefighter, paramedic, U.S. Air Force veteran, and insurance agent as well as an insurance SEC variables trader. Tucker is also certified in almost every area of commercial and military aircraft repair.

After his two years in the Air Force, Tucker worked as a contractor for the Department of Defense and was injured in Iraq when enemy terrorist combatants fired mortars at his base while he was working on a helicopter. Afterward, he returned to the states and became the pastor of a cowboy church in Comanche for three years. Last summer, he decided to seek to serve his nation once again.

“I believe our country is at such a precipice of losing our freedoms, facing the dangers of socialism,” Tucker said. “We need someone with enough moxie to stand up for our rights and defend our freedoms. Not only that, our representative needs to diligently work to hold others to the line of conservatism and not retreat to the aggressive, radical left.”

A constitutional scholar and proponent of originalism, Tucker also discussed his extensive research into the history of the Constitution and Founding Fathers.

Tucker’s campaign website displays a detailed list of issues he prioritizes, including his position on border security, where Tucker says we need to build the wall, stop illegal drugs and human trafficking, and prevent illegal crossings.

A proponent of the 10th Amendment, Tucker also says the federal government needs to rein in deficit spending and leave certain issues to the states to address, such as public education.

If elected to Congress, Tucker says some of the first things that will be on his mind will be getting his staff lined out and immediately reviewing the constitutionality of every bill proposed before Congress. He said he’ll also push to end the practice of massive, omnibus-style legislation that is passed without being read—opting for single-issue bills instead. Tucker says he will also advocate for a constitutional, “balanced budget” amendment—something he says will be crucial towards ensuring this deficit spending never happens again.

Tucker says he believes in running a clean campaign and focusing on the issues that are important to the people of the district.

“I am not running against anyone. I am running for the people of the district, regardless of who gets in this race,” he said.

Tucker spoke on the significance of every voter turning out and making their voice heard in this year’s important elections.

“Since we are at such a crucial point in this country, we have to make sure we get Christians to the polls. The silent majority needs to stand up and vote,” he said. “Because if we don’t, we will lose our freedoms to the radical left and the RINOs. So I encourage every voter to research and be as informed as possible.”

In Tucker’s closing message to voters, he quoted the words of the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson: “We in America do not have government by the majority—we have government by the majority who participates. I ask for your vote to serve.”

Early voting for the March 3 Republican primary is ongoing and will continue until February 28.

Matt Stringer

Matthew Stringer is from Odessa, TX and serves as a West Texas Correspondent for Texas Scorecard.