Mark Roberts

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Mark Roberts
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 2
PartyGreen Party
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Last electionNovember 4, 2014
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Mark Roberts was a 2014 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Texas. Mark Roberts lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Roberts was a 2012 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Texas. He was defeated by Republican incumbent Ted Poe on November 6, 2012.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Roberts' campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Ecological Wisdom: "We recognize that the Earth sustains all life processes. Green ecology understands the common roots of the abuse of nature, the abuse of animals, and the abuse of people. Whatever we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves."
  • Grassroots Democracy: "We believe in direct participation by all people in the environmental, political, and economic decisions that affect their lives."
  • Social Justice: "We want to replace the worldwide system of poverty and injustice with a world free of all oppression based on class, sex, race, citizenship, age, or sexual orientation."
  • Nonviolence: "We reject violence as a way of settling disputes — it is shortsighted, morally wrong, and ultimately self-defeating. We work to create a world in which war is obsolete."
  • Decentralization: "Power and responsibility must be restored to local communities within an overall framework of ecologically sound and socially just lifestyles."

[3]

—Mark Roberts' campaign website, http://markrobertsgreenparty.org/?page_id=43

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Roberts ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 2nd District. Roberts was approved by the Green Party delegates at the state convention on April 12, 2014.[4] He was defeated by incumbent Ted Poe (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Poe Incumbent 68% 101,795
     Democratic Niko Letsos 29.6% 44,349
     Libertarian James Veasaw 1.5% 2,315
     Green Mark Roberts 0.9% 1,307
Total Votes 149,766
Source: Texas Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Texas' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Roberts ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 2nd District. He ran as a Green Party candidate. He ran against incumbent Ted Poe (R), Kenneth Duncan (L), and Jim Dougherty (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Poe Incumbent 64.8% 159,664
     Democratic Jim Dougherty 32.7% 80,512
     Libertarian Kenneth Duncan 1.7% 4,140
     Green Mark A. Roberts 0.8% 2,012
Total Votes 246,328
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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