|U.S. House, Texas, District 14|
|Bachelor's||San Jose State University|
|Master's||University of Hawaii|
Sargent earned his AA from Foothill College. He went on to receive his B.S. in Business Administration from San Jose State University. He then earned his M.A. in Speech-Communication from the University of Hawaii.
Sargent worked as a realtor and broker for ten years. He has been a web developer since 2001.
Sargent has served on the staff of two members of the U.S. House and one member of the U.S. Senate. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce for 30 years, of which, 17 years were spent handling international trade legislation. From 2011 to 2012, he was chief deputy clerk for elections for the Office of the County Clerk of Galveston Texas.
"I am a constitutional conservative. When I joined the Navy as a Seaman Recruit in 1961 I took an oath of office to support and defend the U.S. Constitution. All of it! When I retired over twenty years later as a Lieutenant Commander that oath did not retire with me! I will live up to that oath for as long as I live.
I am also a Goldwater/Reagan Republican. The first campaign I worked on was for Goldwater in 1964. His policies were for a strong military, support for the free market economy, and individual liberty. Years later Reagan implemented these very policies. I believe in a strong military, letting we, "the people", make our own decisions within the framework of a free market place, and I oppose efforts to stifle the free market economy and our individual freedoms.
I am not a big-money, establishment candidate. I am the only candidate in this race who brings a Congressional background, legislative/executive experience at the Federal, State, and local levels, and who lives in the 14th Congressional District."
As of May 9, 2012, Sargent raised $17,815 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $14,312, leaving him with $3,503 cash on hand. Of that, 81 percent came from individual contributions, while 19 percent came from candidate self-financing.
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