|Texas House of Representatives, District 21|
|January 13, 2015 - Present|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas, 1998|
|Profession||Real estate developer/broker|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Phelan served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2015|
Phelan's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "As state representative, my top priority will be keeping taxes low and cutting job-killing regulation so hard working Texans can keep our state the job-creating capital of America."
- Excerpt: "We have to put an end to Obamacare’s destructive policies so we can grow our economy and ensure the health and safety of all Texans."
Ensure Our Water Supply
- Excerpt: "I am committed to a combined effort of conservation and water infrastructure investments – within the means of the state budget and without new taxes."
Defend The 2nd Amendment
- Excerpt: "As state representative, I will always stand up to any attempt restricting the personal liberties granted to us by God. This means upholding the entire Bill of Rights at all costs – especially the Right to Bear Arms."
- Excerpt: "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable rights given to us by our Creator – and the first is life. I am pro-life because my faith has taught me to cherish all life."
- Excerpt: "By cutting the franchise tax and making the cuts permanent, we will ensure Texas families have the jobs they need to pursue a brighter future."
- Excerpt: "Improving education in our community is the first step to ensuring that our children will lead our country and our economy to lasting prosperity. To achieve this great goal, I am committed to providing the best education for our students by making certain they have the best teachers, and by empowering parents and schools with more local control and fewer government mandates."
Solve Illegal Immigration
- Excerpt: "We have to take control of our border and hold companies responsible for illegally hiring undocumented workers."
Texas Energy Production
- Excerpt: "We must take a stand against Washington and the EPA’s attempts to stifle progress with federal regulation. We must remove obstacles preventing innovation and the construction of key pipeline projects."
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. Dade Phelan defeated Judy Nichols in the Republican primary. Gavin Bruney was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bruney defeated Phelan in the general election.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 21 General Election, 2014|
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- Dade Phelan on Facebook (campaign)
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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- Biography from the Texas Tribune
- Texas Secretary of State
- Texans for Dade, "Issues," accessed February 19, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed December 2, 2014
- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
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