Neal L. Hooks
|Former candidate for|
|New Mexico House of Representatives District 33|
|High school||Sunnyslope High School|
|Master's||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||24|
Hooks' served in the Air Force for 24 years as a Weapon Systems Officer and Pilot
Hooks' campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Jobs are created when the government gets out of the way to allow people the opportunity to be as great as they can be. This includes getting rid of over-burdensome regulations and stifling taxes. This leads to an increase of capital available for the job creators to innovate, expand, and thus, create jobs."
Taxes and Spending
- Excerpt: "I believe the government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Therefore, I am never in favor of raising taxes. Because when taxes are raised the additional revenue is never used for deficit reduction. Also, taxes take money away from the private sector, which is the true source of jobs, wealth creation and economic expansion."
- Excerpt: "Government is simply too big today. Our constitution was written with the intent that government must remain limited in order to keep it from infringing on our rights, freedoms and opportunities. The best way to keep government small and limited is to give it less money through lower taxes. Additionally, we must elect conservative candidates who understand the importance of limited government."
- Excerpt: "The real solution is choice. Parents have more choice for private schools through vouchers. Additionally, when parents can send their children to any public school, regardless of what district they live in, this gives them choice as well."
- Excerpt: " Lastly, while I am in favor of all types of energy, the most practical and effective energy source we have today is fossil fuels. However, today environmental extremism is posing a threat to this critical source of energy, and I would work to prevent our oil fields from being closed."
Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent Bill McCamley was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Neal L. Hooks was unopposed in the Republican primary. McCamley defeated Hooks in the general election.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 33 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Bill McCamley Incumbent||57.5%||3,585|
- See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012
Hooks ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico State Senate District 38. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. He was defeated by incumbent Mary Kay Papen (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New Mexico State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Mary Papen Incumbent||66.4%||9,464|
|Republican||Neal L. Hooks||33.6%||4,783|
Hooks is married with children.
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- New Mexico House of Representatives
- New Mexico State Legislature
- New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014
- New Mexico House of Representatives District 33
- Official campaign website
- Neal Hooks on Facebook
- Neal Hooks on Twitter
- Follow the Money
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- New Mexico Secretary of State, 2014 Primary Election Candidate List
- Neal Hooks campaign website, "About," accessed September 15, 2014
- Neal Hooks campaign website, "Issues," accessed September 15, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Results Primary Election - June 3, 2014," accessed July 7, 2014
- New Mexico State Legislature, "2014 Primary Election Candidates," accessed May 13, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed May 12, 2014(Archived)
- Campaign website