Carlos Quintanilla

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Carlos Quintanilla
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 33
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Carlos Quintanilla was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of Texas.


Campaign themes


Quintanilla's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Carlos Quintanilla supports a Comprehensive effort to create jobs, by investing in infrastructure, creating a Summer Jobs Program, Investing in Schools and in Teachers, Building New Roads, Providing Tax Breaks to Small Businesses, and Making Available Small Business Loans to those Businesses that will help create JOBS."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Americans need Comprehensive Medical Coverage, one out of five Texans are without Healthcare. We need to make sure that all Texans have access to quality health care"
  • Energy
Excerpt: "Energy exploration must be done responsibly and in an efficient manner, simply because we need gas and fuel, we should not give carte blanche to big oil companies like British Petroleum (BP) and Exxon Oil. Big oil and big energy companies must know that I am on the side of alternative fuel development, conserving our eco systems, protecting the way of life of fisherman and promoting Gulf tourism."
  • Immigration Reform
Excerpt: "Carlos Quintanilla supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform, with a path to Citizenship, which will include a fine, a thorough criminal background check and assurances that Immigrants will continue to be productive Citizens of the United States, with a caveat that they would be ineligible for government subsidies and or welfare programs."
  • Crime
Excerpt: "Carlos Quintanilla was active, engaged, and passionate about fighting the biggest drug epidemic to hit Texas, and in particular many areas within the 33rd Congressional District, that caused the death of more than 30 young teenagers and the addiction of thousands of young Children, to this killer drug that Children labeled Cheese Heroin."



See also: Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Quintanilla ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 33rd District. He was defeated by Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.[2][3]

U.S. House, Texas District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 36.8% 6,938
Green check mark transparent.pngDomingo Garcia 25% 4,715
Kathleen Hicks 12.6% 2,372
David Alameel 10.9% 2,064
Manuel Valdez 4.7% 884
Steve Salazar 2.6% 482
Chrysta Castaneda 2.1% 395
Jason E. Roberts 1.8% 342
Carlos Quintanilla 1.5% 286
Kyev Tatum, Sr. 1.1% 201
J. R. Molina 1% 189
Total Votes 18,868

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