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Matthew Britt

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Matthew Britt
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 61
PartyDemocratic
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Matthew Britt is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 61 of the Texas House of Representatives. Britt was a 2012 Green Party candidate for District 61 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

Britt's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Education

  • Excerpt: "In order to compete in the global marketplace of the future, the United States must be committed to principles of quality education. With the rise of China and its powerful education system, our schools are lagging behind; especially in the areas of Math and Science. Matthew Britt believes we must focus on education to increase our competitiveness and defend our economy."

Electoral Reform

  • Excerpt: "Political debate, public policy, and legislation should be judged on their merits, not on the status quo of political bribery and money. However, our system is filled with huge amounts of money from interest groups, lobbyists, and corporations. Our elections should be won fairly, not bought."

Taxes and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "The growing economic problems and struggling lower and middle classes, unprecedented discrepancies in salary and benefits between corporate top executives and line workers, loss of the “American dream” by the young and middle-class – each is a symptom of decisions made by policy-makers far removed from the concerns of ordinary workers."

Family and Community Well-Being

  • Excerpt: "Our families and communities are the center of our lives. In such tumultuous times, it is even more crucial for us to ensure the safety and strength of these institutions."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Matthew Britt believes a healthy environment and a strong economy are not mutually exclusive. Both are essential to our nation’s prosperity, and we can and will find ways to improve both. America needs to be independent when it comes to our energy sources."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take 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 will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Phil King was unopposed in the Republican primary. Matthew Britt was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Britt will face King in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Britt ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 61. Britt ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by incumbent Phil King (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil King Incumbent 88.9% 55,737
     Green Matthew Britt 11.1% 6,954
Total Votes 62,691

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