Eric Opiela

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Eric Opiela
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Former candidate for
Texas Agriculture Commissioner
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
J.D.University of Texas School of Law
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Eric Opiela was a Republican candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner in the 2014 elections.


Opiela is a rancher and attorney. He is Chairman of the Eminent Domain Committee of the South Texans’ Property Rights Association. Opiela served as redistricting counsel to the Texas Republican Congressional Delegation. From 2008-2009 he was Executive Director of the Republican Party of Texas and currently serves as its Associate General Counsel.[1]


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Texas at Austin
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law



See also: Texas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Opiela ran for election to the office of Texas Agriculture Commissioner. Opiela lost the Republican nomination in the primary on March 4, 2014.[2]

  • Primary
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSid Miller 34.6% 411,560
Green check mark transparent.pngTommy Merritt 20.9% 249,440
Eric Opiela 17.4% 207,222
Joe Cotton 14.6% 174,348
J. Allen Carnes 12.4% 148,222
Total Votes 1,190,792
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.

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