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Cole Ballweg

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Cole Ballweg
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Former candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 94
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Cole Ballweg was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 94 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign Themes


Ballweg's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "Far too often leaders in Austin fail too see past the next election, but Cole will seek to make and attract the smart investments that will set Texas up for a brighter future."


  • Excerpt: "We have seen the impact of larger class sizes and discontinued programs. Parents are angry, and Cole will fight to put Texas schools back on the right path by restoring needed funding, ensuring our schools are safe, promoting policies that teach to every child’s unique ability rather than a test, and finding ways to attract and retain the most talented teachers."

Smarter Government

  • Excerpt: "Cole supports efforts to require greater disclosure of votes and financial ties to industry, end the practice of lawmakers lobbying right after they leave office, and strip state pensions from felons and “double-dippers.” In addition, he will fight for the interests and rights of the people of this area no matter which party sponsors a bill. Party lines should never draw the whole picture."


  • Excerpt: "Texas has the highest number of uninsured kids in the nation, but we can cut that number in half by making sure every child eligible to enroll in a program or insurance policy does so. We can help people take responsibility for their own healthcare by making it easier to sign up for coverage, not harder. We can make sure our tax dollars stay in Texas by joining the 3-year Medicaid expansion program, which is 100% federally funded."



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. Tony Tinderholt defeated incumbent Diane Patrick in the Republican primary. Cole Ballweg was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tinderholt defeated Ballweg and Robert Harris (L) in the general election.[1][3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 94 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTony Tinderholt 56.6% 23,046
     Democratic Cole Ballweg 40.5% 16,481
     Libertarian Robert Harris 2.9% 1,172
Total Votes 40,699

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