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Mike Kolls
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 24
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSouthern Illinois University
ProfessionProject Manager - Information Technology
Campaign website
Mike Kolls was a 2014 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 24th Congressional District of Texas.[1] Mike Kolls lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Kolls earned his B.S. in Accounting from Southern Illinois University. He worked as a computer programmer until 1999. He has since worked as a project manager in information technology. In 2003, Kolls earned his PMP Certification.[2]


Campaign themes


Kolls' campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Out Of Control Spending
Excerpt: "August through October 2013 offered many a scandal du jour. Yet, the most revolting scandal received no discussion or in-depth analysis – the out-of-control federal spending and the resultant massive accumulated federal debt. It consumes nearly 25% of our national wealth and inhibits our commerce."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "First, as part of an incremental approach, let’s consider removing all restrictions for the sale of health care insurance. It is perceived that a consumer cannot purchase health insurance across state lines. Removing restrictions to purchase insurance within a state would increase competition, a known force in reducing prices."
  • Iran - Sanctions?
Excerpt: "No. Sanctions, embargoes, and blockades are acts of war. We are not at war with Iran; there has been no such declaration by congress … nor should there be."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "The current situation concerning immigration has been birthed by decades of federal inaction and recent state action. In general terms, it is now running as it should. Yet, some minimal changes may provide an uncomplicated, final resolution."
  • Minimum Wage
Excerpt: "Proponents of increasing the minimum wage claim that full-time workers cannot earn a living. Therefore, the minimum wage must be increased. An example - to cover higher wage costs, business owners must raise prices on their goods. The worker receiving the higher minimum wage is still unable to purchase as he desires because other goods have also been increased in price due to the general increased minimum wage - the greater the increase, the greater the effect. Even, in the short term the problem is exacerbated."



See also: Texas' 24th Congressional District elections, 2014

Kolls ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 24th District. Kolls won the Libertarian Party nomination at the state convention in April 2014.[4] He was defeated by incumbent Kenny Marchant (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 24 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenny Marchant Incumbent 65% 93,712
     Democratic Patrick McGehearty 32.3% 46,548
     Libertarian Mike Kolls 2.6% 3,813
Total Votes 144,073
Source: Texas Secretary of State

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