2012 Texas House Race for District 14 - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results

This page displays the information for the Texas house race in district 14. This includes candidates, dates, and political views. The tables below show the candidates for the general election with an option to compare those candidates after the primary. This is followed by the primary candidates and the number of political views we have for each representative. Selecting one of these representatives takes you to the profile for this candidate and a full list of their political positions, speeches, and controversies.

2012 Texas House Race for District 14 - General Election Candidates

General Election Candidates and Results
Texas house election - class or district 14
PercVotesPartyCandidate
53.5%130937RRandy Weber
44.6%109264DNick Lampson
1.5%3594LZach Grady
0.4%1053GRhett Smith
Election Information for Texas
Primary DateMay 29, 2012
Runoff DateJuly 31, 2012
General DateNovember 06, 2012
IncumbentRon Paul
Incumbent StatusNot Seeking Re-election
Election ProjectionSolid Republican
Presidential Election2012 Election

2012 Texas House Race for District 14

Republicans - Runoff Election
Republican house Primary Election in Texas - class or district 14
PercVotesCandidateViews
63%23212Randy Weber6
37%13765Felicia Harris10
Democrats - Primary Election
Democrat house Primary Election in Texas - class or district 14
PercVotesCandidateViews
83%18470Nick Lampson14
17%3719Linda Dailey0
Republicans - Primary Election

Description of Election

The Situation

In southeast Texas, long time Congressman and Libertarian stalwart Ron Paul is resigning from his seat in the 14th district. Due to redistricting, the district's previous Republican guaranteed area of Galveston, south Houston, and all points west of that area has been moved slighlty east to noe encompass Galveston and the golden triangle area around Beaumont, Texas. This more Democratic area has made the race a little more interesting in the general election, but it is still likely to be a Republican stronghold.

The Candidates

Long time Congressman Nick Lampson is the sole competitor on hte Democratic side. Congressman Lampson was in office from 1996 to 2005 and then briefly again in 2007.

Nine Republican candidates are vying for the nomination to replace Congressman Paul. It does not appear that any single candidate will be running away with the nomination and winner will likely not obtain more than 35% of the vote. This is partly due to problems Texas had solidifying district lines and setting an election date, which has led to some difficulty in getting interest in the race.

Bill Sargent: A former enlisted man and naval officer, Bill Sargent has been involved in politics for a number of years, but never as an elected official. His conservative credentials go back to the Republican National Convention in 1964, and working for Barry Goldwater when he was a congressman. He has attended several forums and debates.

Felicia Harris: A former Pearland City Councilwoman and attorney, Mrs Harris has been in the race for several months and participated in most forums and debates.

Randy Weber: The owner of a local air and heating company, Mr Weber was elected to the Texas State Legislature in 2008 after serving on the Pearland City Council from 1990-2006. He has also participated in most forums and debates.

Robert Gonzalez: An activist with the TEA Party, Mr Gonzalez is chairman of the board for the Clear Lake TEA Party. He is an engineer at Occidental Chemicals making his first attempt at political office.

Debates

DatePartyDebateParticipants
March 08, 2012RJefferson County Republican Party/Golden Triangle Republican Women Candidate's ForumJohn Gay, Tim Day, Felicia Harris, Robert Gonzalez, Jay Old, Michael Truncale, Randy Weber, Bill Sargent
March 01, 2012RGalveston County Republcian Party ForumJohn Gay, Mark Mansius, Jay Old, George Harper, Michael Truncale, Bill Sargent, Felicia Harris
February 21, 2012RNorth Galveston County Chamber of Commerce Republican Candidate ForumJohn Gay, Tim Day, Felicia Harris, Robert Gonzalez, Jay Old, Michael Truncale, Randy Weber, Bill Sargent
January 29, 2012RLake Jackson Republican Women's ForumFelicia Harris, Michael Truncale, Jay Old, John Gay, Randy Weber, Mark Mansius, Bill Sargent, Tim Day, Robert Gonzalez, George Harper
January 14, 2012RGalveston County Chamber of CommerceFelicia Harris, Michael Truncale, Jay Old, John Gay, Randy Weber, Mark Mansius, Bill Sargent, Tim Day, Robert Gonzalez, George Harper
January 14, 2012RBrazosport Republican Womens ForumTim Day, John Gay, George Harper, Felicia Harris, Mark Mansius, Jay Old, Bill Sargent, Michael Truncala, Randy Weber
January 14, 2012RPort Arthur County Chamber of CommerceJohn Gay, Randy Weber, Bill Sargent, Felicia Harris
January 13, 2012RBeaumont Chamber of Commerce Republican Candidate ForumJohn Gay, Felicia Harris, Robert Gonzalez, Jay Old, Michael Truncale, Randy Weber, Bill Sargent
January 11, 2012RGalveston County Veterans of Foreign Wars ForumBill Sargent, Felicia Harris, Jay Old, Michael Truncale, Randy Weber, Robert Gonzalez

Important Dates

DateImportant Item
April 27, 2012Last day to register to vote in the May 29, 2012 primary election for House, Senate, and President.
May 14, 2012First day of early voting in May 29, 2012 election.
May 22, 2012Last day of early voting in the May 29, 2012 primary.
May 29, 2012Primary election date for the House and Senate.
July 31, 2012Primary Runoff Election Date
October 09, 2012Last day to register to vote in the general election.
October 22, 2012First day of early voting in the general election.
October 30, 2012Last day to apply for a ballot by mail. Letter must be received by this date and not just postmarked.
November 02, 2012Last day of early voting in the general election.
November 06, 2012General election date - House, Senate, and President on the ballot.

House District 14 in Texas

House District 14 in Texas

Past Election Results

Election Results for House district 14 in Texas in 2012
Past Election Results - Texas District 14
Robert Pruett
24%
2010
76%
Ron Paul
Robert Pruett
23%
2008
100%
Ron Paul
Shane Sklar
40%
2006
60%
Ron Paul
Shane Sklar
36%
2004
100%
Ron Paul
Corby Windham
32%
2002
68%
Ron Paul
Loy Sneary
40%
2000
60%
Ron Paul
Loy Sneary
44%
1998
55%
Ron Paul
Charles (Lefty) Morr
48%
1996
51%
Ron Paul
Greg Laughlin
56%
1994
44%
Jim Deats
Greg Laughlin
68%
1992
27%
Humberto J. (Bert) G