James Wilson (Texas)

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James Wilson
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Candidate for
Texas State Senate, District 7
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
Personal
ProfessionInsurance Agent
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
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James Wilson was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 7 of the Texas State Senate.

Biography

Wilson earned his B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. His professional experience includes working as a licensed insurance agent and President of Wilson Risk Management, LLC. He served as Regional Director for United States Senator Phil Gramm.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Wilson’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • EDUCATION
Excerpt: "We must continue to improve our public education system to provide students with the skills they need to compete in a global economy, and to provide local businesses with the highly skilled workers they seek to hire."
  • INFRASTRUCTURE
Excerpt: "The strengths of our community (good schools, friendly people, and a competitive economy) have resulted in incredible growth rates locally. This growth has resulted in a strain on our local transportation and utilities infrastructure. We must continue to invest in roads and bridges, water supplies, and electric generation facilities to ensure our continued success."
  • PUBLIC SAFETY
Excerpt: "Our growing communities must have adequate professional law enforcement and emergency services personnel to protect our families. Our first responders should have the tools they need to do their jobs in order to keep us safe. Our state police must have the necessary tools to fight crime that comes across our borders, including drug cartels and human trafficking."
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Excerpt: "Good jobs and good schools will continue to contribute to our success, but our local economy needs more high quality businesses to expand and relocate to our area. Local businesses create jobs and contribute to our economy in many valuable ways. We must do everything practical to attract employers to our community that are committed to creating high skill and high wage employment opportunties [sic]."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 15 of the 31 seats in the Texas State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Paul Bettencourt defeated James Wilson in the Republican primary. Jim Davis ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Davis, Bettencourt and Whitney Bilyeu (L) will face off in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilson ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 150. Wilson was defeated by incumbent Debbie Riddle in the May 29 primary election.[6][7]

Texas House of Representatives District 150 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Riddle 80.9% 9,010
James Wilson 19.1% 2,133
Total Votes 11,143

Personal

Wilson and his wife, Paige, have two children.[1]

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