|Texas House of Representatives, District 27|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Mulberry High School|
|Bachelor's||University of the Ozarks|
|Place of birth||Mulberry, Arkansas|
|Profession||Business developer, oil & gas|
An Arkansas native, Hamilton attended the University of the Ozarks where he played on the schools basketball team. He graduated with a B.A. in political science in 2006.
Following graduation, he pursued a career as a semi-professional basketball player from 2006 through 2007. He then worked part-time in banking and finance while attending classes for a graduate degree in theology from 2008 to 2009. During 2010, he tried his hand at healthcare marketing. He has worked in oil and gas business development since 2011.
Hamilton listed the following themes on his campaign website:
- Excerpt: "I believe that abortion should be legal only to save the life of the mother, and government funds should be available for women in that situation who cannot afford the cost."
- Excerpt: "[G]overnment debt should be against the law."
- Excerpt: "We need to focus on efficient, effective regulation to promote environmental health and safety, while working with the oil and gas industry rather than attacking it as adversaries...Why has the Keystone XL pipeline not been finished yet?"
- Excerpt: "Common Core and CSCOPE prove that there are people who are intent on manipulating and indoctrinating our children."
- Excerpt: "We absolutely must secure our southern border."
Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Ron Reynolds was unopposed in the Democratic primary. David Hamilton was unopposed in the Republican primary. Reynolds will face Hamilton in the general election.
- Texas Secretary of State
- Official campaign website
- Twitter feed
- Campaign Facebook page
- Personal Facebook page
- Instagram account
- Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on January 20, 2014
- David Hamilton: "Issues," accessed January 26, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Facebook: "David Hamilton, About," accessed January 26, 2014
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