Josh Loveless

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Josh Loveless
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 3
PartyRepublican
Personal
Place of birthBrigham City, Utah
ProfessionNetwork engineer and architect
Websites
Campaign website
Josh Loveless was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Biography

Born in Utah in 1978, Loveless moved frequently with his family to different states such as Florida, Idaho and California because of his father's job with NASA.[2]

During high school, Loveless worked and also participated on the debate team.[2][3] After graduation, Loveless worked in a variety of fields including construction and sales and eventually found his way into the information and technology industry.[2] Loveless currently works as a sales engineer with Cisco systems.[4]

Although Loveless briefly attended the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College, he did not earn a degree. He has been studying IT advanced networking and telecommunications engineering at the University of Phoenix. He expects to graduate with his Bachelor's in 2014.[4] Loveless holds two Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert certifications.[5]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

The following are excerpts from the platform listed on Loveless's campaign website:[6]

  • Budget and taxes:
    • "Work to balance the budget, starting by supporting the Ryan Plan."
    • "Implement an 'Affordability Index' for all government expenditures in order to rank spending and programs by necessity and usefulness."
  • National security:
    • "Abolish secret courts and opaque rule."
    • "[The Department of Homeland Security] should be an aggregation of existing agencies and not a force unto itself."
  • Defense:
    • "Restore the full benefits of all U.S. service personnel and their families."
    • "Seek to strengthen our military institutions through modernization."
  • Healthcare:
    • "Repeal and replace Obamacare."
    • "Seek permanent tort reform."
  • Technology:
    • "Provide leadership for Internet and other technology bills."
    • "End the practice of abdicating to telecom, media, and tech lobbies."
  • Energy:
    • "Support the Keystone XL Pipeline."
  • Economy:
    • "Repeal and replace Dodd-Frank."
Excerpts from campaign websites may contain spelling and grammatical errors

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Loveless ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 3rd District. Loveless was defeated by incumbent Sam Johnson in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.[7]

U.S. House, Texas District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Johnson Incumbent 80.6% 31,178
Harry Pierce 7.8% 3,004
Cami Dean 6.3% 2,435
Josh Loveless 5.4% 2,086
Total Votes 38,703
Source: Texas Secretary of State

Personal

Loveless lives in Murphy, Texas, with his wife, Liz, and their three children.[2]

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