Andy Cargile

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Andy Cargile
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Board Member, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Board of Trustees, Place 6
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Next generalMay 9, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
Master'sTexas A&M University
ProfessionRetired administrator
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Andy Cargile is the Place 6 incumbent on the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school board in Texas.

Cargile was also a 2014 Republican candidate for District 92 of the Texas House of Representatives.


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.



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. 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.[1][2][3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 92 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Stickland Incumbent 63.6% 21,976
     Democratic Tina Penney 36.4% 12,567
Total Votes 34,543


Campaign themes


Cargile's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

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 district

See also: Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, Texas
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas.
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas. The county seat of Tarrant County is Fort Worth. Tarrant County was home to an estimated 1,911,541 residents in 2013 according to the United States Census Bureau.[5] Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is the 58th-largest school district in Texas, serving 21,570 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[6]


Tarrant County outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.5 percent of Tarrant County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.7 percent for the state as a whole. The median household income in Tarrant County was $56,853 compared to $51,900 statewide. The poverty rate in Tarrant County was 15.2 percent compared to 17.6 percent for the entire state.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2013[7]
Race Tarrant County (%) Texas (%)
White 75.7 80.3
Black or African American 15.9 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.0
Asian 5.0 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 27.6 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern,
Tarrant County[8]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 41.4 57.1 1.5
2008 43.7 55.4 0.8
2004 37.0 62.4 0.6
2000 36.8 60.7 2.5

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[9] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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