Carolyn Banks

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Carolyn Banks
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Former candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 17
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthFebruary 9, 1941
Campaign website
Carolyn Banks (b. February 9, 1941) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 17 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]


Banks' professional experience includes working as a novelist, essayist, journalist and screenwriter. Her works include the 1979 "parafeminist psycho-erotic thriller" novel Mr. Right and the 2009 horror/romantic comedy film Invicta.[2][3][4]


Campaign themes


Banks' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[5]


  • Excerpt: "Will fracking contaminate our water supply? Is the disposal of fracking wastewater causing earthquakes? All this is scary stuff that has to be monitored."


  • Excerpt: "I want everyone to have access to preventive health care services and affordable health care."


  • Excerpt: "Let's make sure teachers and students are valued. Let's hear what they have to say and respect their views. Let's build on the basics by encouraging creativity and independent thought."

Gun Violence

  • Excerpt: "I favor background checks for more responsible gun ownership."



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. Incumbent Tim Kleinschmidt was unopposed in the Republican primary. Carolyn Banks was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Banks was defeated by Kleinschmidt in the general election.[1][6][7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 17 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Kleinschmidt Incumbent 64.6% 22,737
     Democratic Carolyn Banks 35.4% 12,459
Total Votes 35,196

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