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Jaime Perez
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 16
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
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Jaime Perez was a 2014 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 16th Congressional District of Texas.[1] Jaime Perez lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Perez was a Libertarian candidate for Texas Railroad Commission in the 2012 elections.


Campaign themes


Perez's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Economy and Taxes
Excerpt: "Americans are more concerned than ever before about the future of our economy. As a nation, we can't afford to continue borrowing 45 cents out of every dollar we spend. Balancing the budget will mean making corrections America needs to remain a free, prosperous, and secure nation."
  • Spending and Deficit
Excerpt: "Government spends too much because it competes with private sector which can, on its own, do a lot more. Trillion dollar deficits are the single greatest threat to our national security and well-being."
  • Internet and Technology
Excerpt: "An internet free of regulation and taxation has produced innovation and enhancements to the quality of life unparalleled in human history. It is one element of our modern economy that has been uniquely left free of government interference has created immeasurable and unique growth and transformation."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "America is a land of immigrants. Legal immigration should focus on making it easier and simpler for willing workers to come here with a temporary work visa, pay taxes, contribute to society, and fill jobs as the market demands."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "When President Obama first called for health care reform, he talked about reducing costs and increasing access to care. That laudable goal has resulted in unprecedented government mandates and tax increases."



See also: Texas' 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

Perez ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 16th District. Perez won the Libertarian Party nomination at the state convention in April 2014.[3] He was defeated by incumbent Beto O'Rourke (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 16 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeto O'Rourke Incumbent 67.5% 49,338
     Republican Corey Roen 29.2% 21,324
     Libertarian Jaime Perez 3.3% 2,443
Total Votes 73,105
Source: Texas Secretary of State


See also: Texas down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Perez ran for Texas Railroad Commission in 2012. Incumbent Barry Smitherman, Greg Parker, Elizabeth Murphy-Kolb and Al Lee all sought the Republican nomination. Since no candidate won more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote getters - Smitherman and Parker - faced off in a runoff election on July 31, 2012, which Smitherman won.

Smitherman defeated Josh Wendel and Jaime Perez in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Texas Railroad Commissioner 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBarry Smitherman Incumbent 73.8% 4,537,625
     Libertarian Jaime Perez 18.3% 1,127,074
     Green Josh Wendel 7.9% 486,485
Total Votes 6,151,184
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.


See also: Texas county court judicial elections, 2010 (D-E)

Perez was the Republican candidate for the El Paso County Court in 2010. He was defeated by Veronica Escobar in the general election.[6]

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