Matt Beebe

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Matt Beebe
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Former candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 121
PartyRepublican
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Campaign website
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Matt Beebe was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 121 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]

Biography

Beebe served as an engineer in the United States Air Force and is a small business owner.[2][3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Beebe's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

Leadership – Not Compromise

  • Excerpt: "I believe that leadership requires a bold vision and a willingness to communicate and advocate for it. If I’m privileged to serve you as your next Texas State Representative from House District 121, I promise to clearly articulate my policy positions and passionately advocate on behalf of the residents of District 121."

Fiscal Discipline

  • Excerpt: "Bold leadership requires honest dialog. Texans deserve honesty and transparency, especially when it comes to balancing our tax burden against competing priorities. I will stand against the use of budget gimmicks and other games, and will not pretend the state budget is balanced when the jar is actually stuffed with IOU’s."

Proper Role of Government

  • Excerpt: "It is essential that we return to our founding roots and recognize that the government cannot and should not be the solution for every problem. As a veteran, I have a profound respect for the government’s proper role of securing our God given rights, and I will consistently focus on ensuring that that role is not exceeded."

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "I will serve as an advocate of the free market, and not crony-capitalist special interests looking to Austin to secure special advantages instead of competing in the open market for capital investment and customers."

Illegal immigration

  • Excerpt: "We’re a sovereign nation with sovereign borders. When a steady stream of foreigners break the law by jumping in the front of the line, it’s not only unfair to those who have been patiently waiting to become legal citizens, but it leads to a strain on our already overly burdened social safety nets like public schools, welfare, and Medicaid."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Joe Straus defeated Matt Beebe in the Republican primary. Straus defeated Jeff Carruthers (L) in the general election.[1][5][6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 121 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Straus Incumbent 82.1% 33,845
     Libertarian Jeff Carruthers 17.9% 7,381
Total Votes 41,226

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Beebe ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 121. Beebe was defeated by incumbent Joe Straus in the May 29 primary election.[7][8]

Texas House of Representatives District 121 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Straus Incumbent 62.9% 10,366
Matt Beebe 37.1% 6,109
Total Votes 16,475

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Beebe's endorsements include the following:

  • Tea Party 911[9]
  • Young Conservatives of Texas[10]
  • Cathie Adams, President, Texas Eagle Forum[11]
  • Independent Conservative Voters[12]
  • North Texas Citizens Lobby[13]
  • Constitutional Conservatives for a Stronger Texas PAC[14]
  • Accountability First PAC[15]

Personal

Beebe and his wife, Nicole, have two children. He has been a member of the National Rifle Association.[3]

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