|U.S. House, Texas, District 25|
|Bachelor's||Texas Agricultural & Mechanical University, 1981|
|Place of birth||Cleburne, TX|
|Religion||Church of Christ|
|Title:||Former judicial candidate|
|Candidate for:||Johnson County Court|
|Election information 2014:|
Justin Hewlett was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 25th Congressional District of Texas. He was also a 2014 judicial candidate for the Johnson County Court in Texas.
Hewlett's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Grow America’s economy and spur new job growth.
- Excerpt: "I’ve spent the last 28 years in the private sector building and growing small businesses— a skill set that’s desperately needed in Washington. I’ll use my experience to ensure our federal government operates more like a business and much less like a bureaucracy."
- Our economy also is hindered by a federal tax code that is in desperate need of reform.
- Excerpt: "It’s unfair, inefficient and complex, as well as a burden on many small businesses. And with almost half the population not paying taxes, it places an unfair burden on those of us who do."
- Cut wasteful spending to reduce our national debt.
- Excerpt: "More national debt has been accumulated during President Barack Obama’s administration than the other 43 presidents combined, with a jaw-dropping $3 million added every minute."
- Put an end to ObamaCare.
- Excerpt: "When President Obama’s national heath care scheme was signed into law, the program’s cost was expected to be approximately $940 billion. Today, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the cost is actually somewhere around $1.76 trillion."
- Oppose any tax increase on working families.
- Excerpt: "For far too long, hardworking families in Central Texas have subsidized the free-spending ways of Washington. I’m committed to making sure the federal government doesn’t take any more from your pockets than it already does."
- See also: Texas judicial elections, 2014
| Hewlett ran for election to the Johnson County Court.
Primary: He was defeated in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014, receiving 39.9 percent of the vote. He competed against Roger Owen Harmon and Derek George.
As of May 9, 2012, Hewlett raised $207,930 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $155,954, leaving him with $51,977 cash on hand. Of that, 74 percent came from candidate self-financing, while 26 percent came from individual contributions.
Hewlett and his wife, Sydney, have four children.
- Texas' 25th Congressional District elections, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012
- U.S. House elections, 2012
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Official campaign Facebook page
- Official campaign Twitter page
- Official campaign YouTube page
- Texas Secretary of State: Elections Division
- Texas Courts Online
- Cleburne Times-Review, "Hewlett hopes to bring fresh ideas, local representation to Congress," September 23, 2011
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County (A-L)"
- Campaign website, Issues
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County (M-Z)"
- Johnson County Primary Elections Results," March 4, 2014
- Texas GOP, "Republican candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "Unofficial Republican primary results," May 29, 2012 (timed out)
- opensecrets.org Accessed May 24, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed June 2, 2014
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