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John Wilford

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John Wilford
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Former candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 8
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolNeches High School
John Wilford was a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 8 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]


Wilford earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2014. He previously studied electrical engineering at Tyler Junior College from 2007 to 2009. Wilford's professional experience includes working as an electrical engineer at Luvata, a sales associate at RadioShack and a guard at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.[2][3]



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. Incumbent Byron Cook defeated Bobby Vickery and Charles Morgan in the Republican primary. Cook defeated John Wilford (L) in the general election.[4][1][5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngByron Cook Incumbent 87.9% 25,897
     Libertarian John Wilford 12.1% 3,581
Total Votes 29,478


Wilford is married to his wife, Anastasia.[6]

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