Michael Cole (Texas)
|Former candidate for|
|U.S. House, Texas, District 36|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||West Orange Stark High School, 1994|
Cole works as an educator at Little Cypress-Mauriceville. He previously worked in the retail and restaurant industry.
Cole's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Education is the cornerstone of a free people. A people steeped in the scientific method and the Bill of Rights are the critical thinkers of tomorrow. By learning math, science and American history, they learn the skills necessary to do great things, to cherish the nation and the freedoms they have and to build a better tomorrow."
- The Economy and Jobs
- Excerpt: "The American Economy in the last hundred years has won two World Wars, put men on the moon, created innovation and luxury that the world has never before seen. We have all prospered in this wonderful country of ours. Now, greed by a few has threatened the prosperity of the many. "
- Women and their rights
- Excerpt: "Very few issues invoke more debate or passion than the reproductive rights of women. We are given the question of who controls the right to choose, the state or the woman. America was founded on the ideals of individual liberty and the freedom of choice, we will not always agree with that choice, but the option to choose must be there."
- Excerpt: "We are a nation that respects family, that respects community. However, now there is a push by the Tea Party that would have armed troops invading our homes at night, to seize family members, tearing apart communities and leaving devastation in their wake... all in the name of immigration reform. Immigration reform that WILL NOT WORK, that is at best invasive and wrong and at worst racist and fueled by prejudice and hate."
Cole ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 36th District. Cole won the Democratic nomination in the primary on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. He was defeated by Brian Babin (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Texas District 36 General Election, 2014|
|Green||Hal Ridley Jr.||0.5%||681|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.|
Cole ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 36th District. He ran unopposed in the Libertarian Party primary on May 29, 2012. He was defeated by Steve Stockman (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Texas District 36 General Election, 2012|
|Libertarian||Michael K. Cole||2.7%||6,284|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|Michael Cole (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year-End||July 27, 2014||$0||$5,323||$(5,674)||$-351|
|April Quarterly||July 27, 2014||$-351||$4,740||$(3,984)||$403|
|July Quarterly||July 27, 2014||$403||$4,075||$(2,177)||$2,301|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2014||$2,301||$2,575||$(4,814)||$62|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Michael + Cole + Texas + Congress"
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- United States House of Representatives
- Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Texas' 36th Congressional District
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012
- Campaign website, "Biography," accessed January 29, 2014
- Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on March 26, 2014
- Campaign website, "Issues," accessed January 29, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County," accessed December 10, 2013
- The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
- Texas Libertarian Party, "Candidate list," accessed June 10, 2012 (dead link)
- Federal Election Commission, "Michael Cole Year-End," accessed October 22, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Michael Cole April Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Michael Cole July Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Michael Cole October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
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