Briscoe Cain

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Briscoe Cain
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Former candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 129
High schoolDeer Park High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
J.D.South Texas College of Law
Place of birthDeer Park, Texas
Campaign website
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Briscoe Cain was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 129 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]


Cain is a Lone Star State native and a lifelong resident of Harris County.[2] After graduating from Deer Park High School, he attended the University of Houston-Downtown.[3]

While attending college, Briscoe began pursuing an interest in Republican politics and founded the College Republicans club.[2] He earned his B.A. in communications in 2008.[3]

Cain then attended South Texas College of Law. As a law student he founded a pro-life student organization and served as the President of the Federalist Society, a conservative group seeking reform to the American legal system.[2] He earned his J.D. in 2012.

In 2013, Cain started his own law firm.[4] He also serves as legal counsel for Operation Rescue, an anti-abortion activist group, and as a board member for Right to Life Advocates, Inc.[2]


Campaign themes


Cain listed the following issues on his campaign website:[5]

  • Budget: "I support moving to a zero-based budget system."
  • Property tax: "I support a constitutional amendment to automatically lower appraisal district taxes to 5% or less."
  • Voting: "Requiring a valid Texas issued photo ID to vote is essential to restoring fair elections and reducing voter fraud."
  • Abortion: "I’m an unapologetic supporter of the Right to Life with a record to prove it."
  • Same sex marriage: "I believe the traditional family unit is the backbone of society and that marriage should be only between one man and one woman."
  • Tax reform: "I oppose all efforts to implement a state income tax and pledge to oppose all efforts to increase Taxes whatsoever. I also support significantly reducing or eliminating the Margins Tax."
  • Immigration: " I believe that increased border security is critical for increasing job opportunities for Americans, and decreasing crime and taxes on Texas families. I also oppose blanket amnesty, the ending of sanctuary cities and support the ability of Texas law enforcement to enforce the rule of law and the will of the people."
  • Natural resources: "A strong and deregulated energy climate in Texas means a stronger America."
  • Education: "I support greater school choice and believe that the State Board of Education should have the authority to appoint the Commissioner of Education and textbook review committees."
  • Healthcare: "I passionately support the defunding and repeal of Obama Care."



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. John Gay was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sheryl Berg and Dennis Paul defeated Briscoe Cain, Mary Huls, Jeff Larson, Chuck Maricle and Brent Perry in the Republican primary. Paul defeated Berg in the May 27 Republican primary. Paul defeated Gay in the general election.[1][6][7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 129 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Paul 67.8% 26,415
     Democratic John Gay 32.2% 12,540
Total Votes 38,955


Cain and his wife, Bergundi, and their son live in Seabrook, Texas.

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