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Andrew Murr

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Andrew Murr
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Texas House of Representatives, District 53
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolJunction High School
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
J.D.Texas Tech University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney/judge
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Andrew Murr is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Murr served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2015
Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Rules & Resolutions
Transportation

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Murr's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Stop Obamacare
  • Protect Our Water Resources
  • Cut Spending to Grow the Economy
  • Stand Up for Property Owners
  • Keep Education Decisions Local
  • Protect Innocent Life
  • Defend the Second Amendment
  • Stop Unfunded Mandates

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Rob Henneke and Andrew Murr defeated Karen Harris, Tink Nathan and Wayne Ramsay in the Republican primary. Murr defeated Henneke in the May 27 Republican runoff. Maximilian Martin was running as a Libertarian. Brian Holk filed but did not advance past the Libertarian convention.[2][3][4][5] Murr defeated Martin in the general election.

Texas House of Representatives, District 53 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Murr 89.9% 36,878
     Libertarian Maximilian Martin 10.1% 4,139
Total Votes 41,017

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Murr's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND
  • Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas PAC
  • Texas Wildlife Association
  • Texas Poultry PAC
  • Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council PAC
  • Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association PAC

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harvey Hilderbran (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 53
2015–present
Succeeded by
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