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|Board Member, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Board of Trustees, Place 6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||May 2017|
|Bachelor's||Texas A&M University|
|Master's||Texas A&M University|
Cargile earned his B.S and M.S. in education from Texas A&M University. His professional experience includes working as a high school principal.
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. Incumbent Jonathan Stickland defeated Andy Cargile in the Republican primary. Tina Penney was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Strickland defeated Penney in the general election.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 92 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Jonathan Stickland Incumbent||63.6%||21,976|
Cargile's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Working for academic excellence.
- Excerpt: "For almost four decades, Andy Cargile worked tirelessly to provide our children with the best education possible. He started out as a coach and classroom teacher before serving as principal of Euless Trinity High School where he was named Just for Kids Principal Of The Year. Known as “Mr. C” by thousands of students during his career, Andy has the perfect perspective we need in the Texas House – a personal understanding of the value quality education plays in the future of our state"
Trusted by taxpayers.
- Excerpt: "After retiring as a high school principal, Andy was elected in a landslide as a School Board Trustee for Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD. Bringing his hands-on experience as an educator and his unwavering commitment to getting us the most for our tax dollars, Andy helped the HEB ISD achieve a “Superior Achievement” rating, the highest rating given by the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas based on responsible fiscal management."
Driven by principles, not politics.
- Excerpt: "Ignoring the rhetoric and tired slogans used by so many politicians, Andy’s leadership is based on a refreshing code of conduct – stand strong on principle and always do what’s right for your community. What matters most to Andy is getting results on what’s important in the day to day lives of our families like quality schools, low taxes, a stronger economy and better roads and streets. We can trust Andy to clean up the often-murky political process and put the interests of our community first even if it means taking on members of both political parties."
Committed to our community.
- Excerpt: "Andy has been an active leader in District 92 for more than 30 years. He started the Angel Fund to help at-risk students stay in school, is a lifetime member of the Parent Teacher Association and mentors for the Euless Trinity High School Character Education Program. He and his wife of 45 years, Karen, have two daughters, Kristen and Kourtney, and are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren. He is an Ordained Presbyterian Elder and earned his Bachelor and Master's degrees from Texas A&M Commerce."
About the districtTarrant County, Texas. The county seat of Tarrant County is Fort Worth. The county's population was 1,809,034 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Tarrant County outperforms the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 29.1% of Tarrant County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% rate for the state of Texas. Tarrant County had a median income of $56,859 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Tarrant County was 14.7% in 2010 compared to a 17.4% rate for the rest of the state.