Mike VanDeWalle

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Mike VanDeWalle
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 50
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 28, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
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Mike VanDeWalle is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 50 of the Texas House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in a 2014 special election.


Campaign themes


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

Reject State Income Tax

  • Excerpt:"As your state representative, Dr. VanDeWalle will never establish a state income tax."

Create Jobs

  • Excerpt:"As our State Representative, Dr. VanDeWalle will make sure Texas remains the job creating capital of America."

Solve Texas Healthcare

  • Excerpt:"Dr. VanDeWalle will always protect our health and small businesses."

Defend Life And Liberty

  • Excerpt:"Dr. VanDeWalle will stand up to any government attempt to restrict the personal liberties detailed in the Constitution. This means upholding the entire Bill of Rights at all costs. "

Prioritize Education

  • Excerpt:"Dr. VanDeWalle is focused on providing the best environment for student learning. He believes we must focus on hiring and rewarding the best teachers, and empowering parents and schools with more local control and the flexibility to make the best decisions."


General election

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Celia Israel was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mike VanDeWalle was unopposed in the Republican primary. Israel, VanDeWalle and David Dreesen (L) will face off in the general election.[2][3][4]

Special election

See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2014

A special election for the position of Texas House of Representatives District 50 was called for November 5, 2013, with a runoff if necessary on January 28, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was September 4, 2013. The seat was vacant following Mark Strama's (D) resignation to lead Google's fiber optics operation in Austin, Texas. Celia Israel (D) and Mike VanDeWalle (R) advanced past Rico Reyes (D) and Jade Chang Sheppard (D) in the special election. Israel defeated VanDeWalle in the runoff election.[5][6][7][8][9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 50, Runoff Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCelia Israel 59.6% 6,275
     Republican Mike VanDeWalle 40.4% 4,245
Total Votes 10,520

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