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Ben Mendoza
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Texas House of Representatives, District 77
Ben E. Mendoza was a 2014 Independent candidate for District 77 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]

Mendoza was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 16th Congressional District of Texas. He was defeated by Beto O'Rourke in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.



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 Marisa Marquez defeated Lyda Ness-Garcia in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election. Ben Mendoza (I) was defeated by Marquez in the general election.[2][3][4][1]

Texas House of Representatives, District 77 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarisa Marquez Incumbent 78.2% 11,324
     Independent Ben Mendoza 21.8% 3,166
Total Votes 14,490


See also: Texas' 16th Congressional District elections, 2012

Mendoza ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 16th District. He was defeated by Beto O'Rourke in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.[5][6]

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