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
|Primary Date||May 29, 2012|
|Runoff Date||July 31, 2012|
|General Date||November 06, 2012|
|Incumbent Status||Not Seeking Re-election|
|Election Projection||Solid Republican|
|Presidential Election||2012 Election|
2012 Texas House Race for District 14
Description of Election
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.
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.
|March 08, 2012||R||Jefferson County Republican Party/Golden Triangle Republican Women Candidate's Forum||John Gay, Tim Day, Felicia Harris, Robert Gonzalez, Jay Old, Michael Truncale, Randy Weber, Bill Sargent|
|March 01, 2012||R||Galveston County Republcian Party Forum||John Gay, Mark Mansius, Jay Old, George Harper, Michael Truncale, Bill Sargent, Felicia Harris|
|February 21, 2012||R||North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce Republican Candidate Forum||John Gay, Tim Day, Felicia Harris, Robert Gonzalez, Jay Old, Michael Truncale, Randy Weber, Bill Sargent|
|January 29, 2012||R||Lake Jackson Republican Women's Forum||Felicia Harris, Michael Truncale, Jay Old, John Gay, Randy Weber, Mark Mansius, Bill Sargent, Tim Day, Robert Gonzalez, George Harper|
|January 14, 2012||R||Galveston County Chamber of Commerce||Felicia Harris, Michael Truncale, Jay Old, John Gay, Randy Weber, Mark Mansius, Bill Sargent, Tim Day, Robert Gonzalez, George Harper|
|January 14, 2012||R||Brazosport Republican Womens Forum||Tim Day, John Gay, George Harper, Felicia Harris, Mark Mansius, Jay Old, Bill Sargent, Michael Truncala, Randy Weber|
|January 14, 2012||R||Port Arthur County Chamber of Commerce||John Gay, Randy Weber, Bill Sargent, Felicia Harris|
|January 13, 2012||R||Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Republican Candidate Forum||John Gay, Felicia Harris, Robert Gonzalez, Jay Old, Michael Truncale, Randy Weber, Bill Sargent|
|January 11, 2012||R||Galveston County Veterans of Foreign Wars Forum||Bill Sargent, Felicia Harris, Jay Old, Michael Truncale, Randy Weber, Robert Gonzalez|
|April 27, 2012||Last day to register to vote in the May 29, 2012 primary election for House, Senate, and President.|
|May 14, 2012||First day of early voting in May 29, 2012 election.|
|May 22, 2012||Last day of early voting in the May 29, 2012 primary.|
|May 29, 2012||Primary election date for the House and Senate.|
|July 31, 2012||Primary Runoff Election Date|
|October 09, 2012||Last day to register to vote in the general election.|
|October 22, 2012||First day of early voting in the general election.|
|October 30, 2012||Last day to apply for a ballot by mail. Letter must be received by this date and not just postmarked.|
|November 02, 2012||Last day of early voting in the general election.|
|November 06, 2012||General election date - House, Senate, and President on the ballot.|