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Chad Wilbanks
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 25
Campaign website
Chad Wilbanks was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 25th Congressional District of Texas.[1]


Campaign themes


Wilbanks's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • American Economic Liberty: Reform Taxes
Excerpt: "America can do better by reforming its current tax structure to a simple and easy to understand flat-tax without placing the tax-burden on the backs of every day, hard working Americans. "
  • American Jobs: Create and Restore Wealth
Excerpt: "America has the best innovators, the best universities, and the hardest workers. We must get government out of the way so that entrepreneurs and business can start hiring workers again. "
  • American Spending: Balance The Budget / Cut Spending
Excerpt: "America expects the federal government to go on an immediate strict spending diet to balance the budget, which means stop over spending, stop federal bailouts, and stop borrowing from foreign countries to fund our military."
  • American Healthcare: Repeal Obamacare
Excerpt: "America has the best doctors in the world who understand that health care is a very personal issue and should not be mandated by the federal government."
  • American Religious Freedom: Pro-Life / Pro-Family / Pro-Liberty
Excerpt: "America must always protect our religious freedoms."



See also: Texas' 25th Congressional District elections, 2012

Wilbanks ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 25th District. He was defeated by Wes Riddle and Roger Williams in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[3][4]

U.S. House, Texas District 25 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Williams 25.1% 12,894
Green check mark transparent.pngWes Riddle 14.6% 7,481
Justin Hewlett 12% 6,178
Dave Garrison 11.9% 6,133
Michael Williams 10.5% 5,392
Dianne Costa 9.4% 4,810
Brian Matthews 3.6% 1,824
Charlie Holcomb 3.3% 1,690
Chad Wilbanks 3.1% 1,593
Bill Burch 3.1% 1,575
James Dillon 2.3% 1,174
Ernie Beltz, Jr. 1.2% 596
Total Votes 51,340

Campaign donors

As of May 9, 2012, Wilbanks raised $112,090 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $31,047, leaving him with $81,043 cash on hand. Of that, 62 percent came from individual contributions and 37 percent came from candidate self-financing. Another one percent came from PAC contributions.[5]


Wilbanks and his wife, Rachelle, have three children.

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