Larry Smith (Texas)

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Larry Smith
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 34
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Websites
Campaign website
Larry Smith campaign logo
Larry Smith is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 34th Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Biography

Smith is an Iraq War Veteran. He served as an Army Captain who trained Iraqi soldiers.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Smith's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Opportunity: "Opportunity is the light that shines on the future and brightens the hope of a parents dreams for their children. It is a universal dream shared by parents of every race, color, and ethnicity everywhere in the world. It is the reason our forefathers came to the new world, it is the reason multitudes clamour to our borders to this day, and it is the reason I am running for Congress."
  • Education: "If we want our children to have a better life with more opportunity than we had for ourselves we should start with education. Throwing an ever-greater amount of money at education has not worked and will not work because federal bureaucracy has too much influence in the classroom. Parent, teachers, and local communities know what is best for our children not bureaucrats and special interest groups with their own agenda."
  • Economy: "The United States of America became the most prosperous nation in the history of mankind because of our free market economic system. A system in which transactions between parties are not coerced but perceived as mutually beneficial. Through competition to produce better products at a better price we became the most powerful and efficient economy on earth. Small businesses are the backbone and the engine that powers that economy."
  • Health Care: "Quality health care should be readily available, affordable, and between a patient and their doctor. Health care plans should be flexible, portable, and cover pre-existing conditions. While our health care system could have benefitted from the right type of reform, the "Affordable Care Act" (ACA) generally known as "ObamaCare" certainly wasn’t it."
  • Veterans: "The men and women of the United States Armed Forces are the greatest fighting force in the history of the mankind. It is only through the strength of those forces that there is even the possibility of peace in the world. Our veterans, service members, and their families deserve our respect and support and should have access to quality health care, a quality education, and quality retirement benefits."

[4]

—Larry Smith's campaign website, http://www.votelarrysmith.com/issues.php

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 34th Congressional District elections, 2014

Smith is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 34th District. Smith won the Republican nomination in the primary on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. He will face incumbent Filemon Vela (D) and Ryan Rowley (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Smith's reports.

Larry Smith (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[5]January 29, 2014$0$15,900$(13,163)$2,736
Pre-Primary[6]March 12, 2014$2,736$8,484$(10,483)$737
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2014$737$13,000$(12,803)$933
July Quarterly[8]July 21, 2014$933$45,562$(46,024)$471
Running totals
$82,946$(82,473)

Personal

Smith is married and has three children.[2]

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