Michael Holdman

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Michael Holdman
Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 119

Political party Republican
Profession Small Business Owner
Website Campaign website
Michael Holdman was a Republican candidate for District 119 in the Texas House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections.

Campaign slogan

"My experience as a father, small business owner, and civic volunteer, coupled with my fiscal and social conservative philosophy, qualifies me for this important position.”[1]

Professional Experience

  • businessman[1]

Issues

Holdman outlines his views on four issues important to his campaign on his site:

NO TOLL ROADS IN TEXAS

Excerpt:" especially not in District 119! Texans should not have to pay for the roads we drive on. Texas government must properly allocate funds and competently manage the state highway system in such a way that tax payer money is spent wisely on our roads and highways."

BORDER SECURITY

Excerpt:"means local security. Texas government must beef up law enforcement capabilities and manpower along the Texas border to prevent violence associated with drug cartels that endanger Texans and push drugs into our community. Most of the drugs found by law enforcement in District 119 come from Mexico or are locally manufactured by those with ties to Mexican drug cartels. The better we secure our border and prevent drug smuggling the safer our streets will be."

HIGHER EDUCATION

Excerpt: "for our kids in District 119. Tuition prices charged by state supported colleges are beginning to get out of hand, and with the deregulation of school tuition we have seen prices explode to new heights. At this rate, the Class of 2020 will have spent over $80,000 in tuition alone. A state supported college should be affordable for all people wishing to attend, and price should not exclude some from the American dream of higher education."

BALANCE STATE BUDGET

Excerpt:"without more taxes. Our state will have a substantial fiscal deficit to face in the 2011 legislative session. We cannot spend our way out of debt and we cannot place additional tax burdens on Texans. We must support our private sector economy that provides for more jobs and better products and services in our community. Levying more taxes is not the answer!

We must instead downsize government and upsize business enterprise by cutting budgets of fat and ineffective state agencies whose “good enough for government” attitude is no longer welcome in Texas, and work to encourage small business growth and entrepreneurship."[1]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Holdman lost the election for Texas House of Representatives District 119. He defeated Juan Hinojosa in the March 2 Democratic primary but was defeated by incumbent Democratic candidate Roland Gutierrez in the November 2 general election.[2]

Texas House of Representatives, District 119
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rolando Gutierrez (D) 13,390 61.38%
Michael Holdman (R) 8,422 38.61%

Campaign donors

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Holdman has raised $2,400 for his 2010 election campaign.[3] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

His two largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Michael Holdman $1,400
Michael Holdman $1,000

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