Carol Kent

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Carol Kent
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 114
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives, District 102
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Carol Kent is a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 102 from 2009-2011. She also serves on the Richardson Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Kent works as Director of The Baylor Network. She has previously worked as Campaign Director Chair for Vote Yes! Political Action Committee - Richardson Independent School District Bond, Lecturer of Communications Studies at Baylor University, Public Information Officer at Irving Independent School District, and Adjunct Faculty at Richland College.[1]


Campaign themes

On her website Kent lists her campaign promises as "Ensure the Best Public Schools for our Children," "Expand Healthcare Coverage for Texans," "Attract New Businesses and Jobs to North Texas," "Improve North Texas Air Quality," and "Make State University Tuition More Affordable."[2]

  • HB 3304 - Relating to the regulation of credit services organizations.
  • HB 4199 - Relating to public financing of the public education employee retirement system and an annual cost-of-living adjustment for certain retirement benefits..
  • HB 4663 - Relating to the rights of victims of fraudulent financial schemes.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kent ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 114. Kent ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by Jason Villalba (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Villalba 54.2% 33,970
     Democratic Carol Kent 45.8% 28,762
Total Votes 62,732


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kent lost re-election in District 102 in 2010. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican Stefani Carter in the November 2 general election.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 102
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Stefani Carter (R) 14,202 54.63%
Carol Kent (D) 11,791 45.36%


On November 4, 2008, Kent won election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 102nd District, receiving 21,675 votes ahead of Republican Tony Goolsby (19,210).[7] She raised $528,746 for her campaign; Goolsby raised $541,118.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 102
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Kent (D) 21,675 53.01%
Tony Goolsby (R) 19,210 46.98%

Campaign donors


As of April 3, 2010, Kent has raised $186,032 for her 2010 election campaign.[9] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

Her five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Mostyn Law Firm $20,000
Annies List $12,700
Fikes, Lee & Amy $10,000
Hittson, Elizabeth $7,000
3 Donors, Each Donating $5,000 $5,000


In the 2008 election, Kent raised a total of $528,746.[10]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Blue Texas $65,000
House Democratic Campaign CMTE $60,650
Annies List $28,542
Kent, David $25,379
Boone, Cecilia $13,411

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 102
Succeeded by
Stefani Carter (R)