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Ben Streusand

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Ben Streusand
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U.S. House, Texas, District 36
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Ben Streusand was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 36th Congressional District of Texas.[1] He was defeated by Brian Babin in the Republican runoff primary on May 27, 2014.[2]


Streusand has worked in the mortgage and investment banking industry and is the former President of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association. He is a member of the Tea Party movement and former Chairman of Americans for Prosperity, Texas.[3]



See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2014

Streusand ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 36th District. Streusand and Brian Babin advanced past the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.[4] He was defeated by Babin in the Republican runoff primary on May 27, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Babin 33.4% 17,194
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Streusand 23.3% 12,024
John Manlove 6.9% 3,556
Doug Centilli 6.8% 3,506
Phil Fitzgerald 6.6% 3,388
Robin Riley 5.1% 2,648
Dave Norman 4.5% 2,325
Chuck Meyer 3.1% 1,574
John Amdur 2.9% 1,470
Kim Morrell 2.8% 1,444
Jim Engstrand 2.5% 1,288
Pat Kasprzak 2.2% 1,116
Total Votes 51,533
Source: Texas Secretary of State
U.S. House, Texas District 36 Runoff Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Babin 57.8% 19,301
Ben Streusand 42.2% 14,069
Total Votes 33,370
Source: Texas Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Streusand's reports.

Ben Streusand (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 9, 2013$2,228$0$(0)$2,228
July Quarterly[6]July 15, 2013$2,228$0$(600)$1,628
October Quarterly[7]October 15, 2013$1,628$0$(0)$1,628
Year-End[8]January 31, 2014$1,628$253,125$(3,470)$251,283
Pre-Primary[9]February 20, 2014$251,283$307,525$(410,237)$148,570
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2014$148,570$125,555$(244,467)$29,657
Running totals

**As of the 2014 April Quarterly Report, Streusand's committee owed $658,775 in outstanding loans to Ben Streusand.


Streusand and his wife, Kathy, have two children.[3]

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