Mark Greene (Texas)

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Mark Greene
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 12
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Campaign website
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Mark Greene was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 12th Congressional District of Texas.[1] Greene was defeated in the general election.


Greene served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He earned a degree and has worked in the field of journalism. In 2000, he ran unsuccessfully for election to Texas' 12th Congressional District.[2]


Campaign themes


Greene's campaign website listed Political Reform as his top concern. The website stated, "Mark, who ran for the same seat in 2000, is refusing PAC contributions, and promises to focus on reforming the political system, which he describes as “hopelessly broken.” In addition to reversing the destructive effects of Citizens United, he also cites the hyper-partisanship in Washington, and particularly partisan gerrymandering, as key targets of his political reform efforts." It also listed additional issues:[3]

  • Ensuring equal treatment under the law for all Americans
  • Restoring accountability in America’s financial system
  • Simplifying the tax code
  • Protecting women’s privacy rights
  • Enhancing access to quality healthcare



See also: Texas' 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Greene ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 12th District. Greene won the Democratic nomination in the primary on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. He was defeated by incumbent Kay Granger (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 12 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKay Granger Incumbent 71.3% 113,105
     Democratic Mark Greene 26.3% 41,720
     Libertarian Ed Colliver 2.4% 3,785
Total Votes 158,610
Source: Texas Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Campaign donors


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

Mark Greene (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[5]October 15, 2013$0$8,439$(2,757)$5,681
Year-End[6]January 15, 2014$5,681$9,240$(2,668)$12,253
Pre-Primary[7]February 18, 2014$12,253$2,890$(3,137)$12,005
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2014$12,005$17,673$(8,078)$21,600
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2014$21,600$8,731$(20,218)$10,113
October Quarterly[10]October 16, 2014$10,113$22,741$(24,539)$8,314
Running totals


Greene and his wife, Kelly, have two children.[2]

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