Don Houston

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Don Houston
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 74
Former candidate
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolMcCluer North High School, 2002
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ProfessionMachinist
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Don Houston was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 74 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Houston's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Rebuild Our Middle Class
  • Work to stop so called "Right to Work". We can't revive a struggling economy by making things harder for those who actually fuel our economy.
  • Make sure that sustainable businesses are in our communities to offer employment. We have to bring jobs back to continue to grow.
  • Give the unemployed workers a new start by ending hiring discrimination of the unemployed. Instead help them get jobs so they can actually benefit society and help them stay on their feet until they find these jobs.

Make Sure Everyone plays by the rules

  • We need transparent and accountable government. Too often our leaders do not seem to answer to anyone except themselves. This must Stop. We need to remind them who they work for.
  • Lobbying needs to be reformed so that votes pass laws, not lobbyists. The government is suppose to protect the people, not the corporate interests.
  • We need tighter controls on who is spending our tax money. We don't have a revenue problem in our government, we have a spending problem.[2][3]

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbent Sharon Pace defeated Don Houston in the Democratic primary.[4][5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 74 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Pace Incumbent 78.5% 2,781
Don Houston 21.5% 762
Total Votes 3,543

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