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Henry Teich

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Henry Teich
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Former candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 58
High schoolGranbury High School
Bachelor'sTarleton State University
Campaign website
Henry W. Teich was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 58 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Teich's website highlighted the following campaign themes, dubbed "Texas Values:"[2]

Protect Conservative Ideals Of Faith, Family And Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "The foundations of a free society are rooted in the family. The sanctity of life, traditional marriage, and free enterprise begin in the home."

Fight Obamacare

  • Excerpt: "As your State Representative Henry will fight the government intrusion into people’s healthcare decisions. Making sure the Attorney General is fully funded to continue the legal challenges to Obamacare. Fighting the expansion of Medicaid and sponsoring legislation which makes it clear that healthcare decisions are between you and your doctor, not a bureaucrat."

Property Rights And Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Property ownership is the bedrock of the free market and a free society. High taxes, government spending, and threats of eminent domain harm property values and rights."

Water Rights

  • Excerpt: "While water is essential to life, water rights are essential to property ownership. These rights are under assault."

Increase Border Security

  • Excerpt: "Henry will work to provide law enforcement and the justice system with the tools to effectively secure our border and prosecute those who do not respect the law."

Promote Local Control Of Schools

  • Excerpt: "Bureaucrats in Washington or Austin are not equipped to help educate our children. Local school boards, administrators and teachers are in a much better position to determine what our children need to succeed in their education."

Strengthen Our Economy

  • Excerpt: "The greatest threats to the Texas economy are taxes and government regulation. The federal government continues to raise taxes, issues regulations, and harm the private sector. This makes reducing the size of State government even more important."



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. Greg Allen Kauffman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. DeWayne Burns and Philip Eby defeated Lyndon Laird and Henry Teich in the Republican primary. Burns defeated Eby in the May 27 Republican runoff. Jesse Pistokache, Jr. (L) was removed from the ballot before the election. Kauffman was defeated by Burns in the general election.[1][3][4][5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 58 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDeWayne Burns Incumbent 80.4% 26,866
     Democratic Greg Allen Kauffman 19.6% 6,532
Total Votes 33,398

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