Jeff Larson

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Jeff Larson
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 129
PartyRepublican
Education
Master'sUniversity of Houston
Personal
ProfessionAerospace Engineer
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Jeff Larson was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 129 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Biography

Larson earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston. His professional experience includes working in Mission Control for NASA and owning his own aerospace business.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Larson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "I believe our legislature should be transparent. Communications from the Texas government to its citizens should be straightforward and to the point. Unelected bureaucrats shouldn’t be given the same powers as legislators or judges. Government should be limited, and it shouldn’t be wasteful."
  • Excerpt: "I believe that a strong economy is propelled by free enterprise, not corporate welfare. The “Rainy Day” fund shouldn’t be a slush fund. The pensions that our teachers and other public servants depend on after a lifetime of service should be dependable and efficiently managed. The best thing we can do for Texas business is to get government out of the way so it can grow. As for the energy sector, I have a formula: Low Cost Energy + Freedom = Prosperity."
  • Excerpt: "I believe in education, at every level from kindergarten through doctoral programs at universities. But we must make way for innovation in education in the 21st Century. Creating a partnership between online education and the classroom, a renewed emphasis on vocational education, measuring performance and maintaining standards without over-relying on standardized tests – these are all ideas that we must consider. These changes cannot be mandated and micro-managed from Austin. We need to empower our local school districts to do what is best for their students."
  • Excerpt: "I believe there is simply too much regulation. The number of occupations that require a license grows with each session of the legislature. We should eliminate licenses that are more about protecting established businesses from new competition than they are about protecting the consumer from harm."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take 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 will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. John Gay was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sheryl Berg and Dennis Paul defeated Briscoe Cain, Mary Huls, Jeff Larson, Chuck Maricle and Brent Perry in the Republican primary. Paul defeated Berg in the May 27 Republican primary.[3][4][5]

Personal

Larson and his wife, Janette, have one child.

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