Neal Marchbanks

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Neal Marchbanks
Former candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 19
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas Tech University
Master'sUniversity of Alaska, Anchorage
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Campaign website
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Neal Marchbanks was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 19th Congressional District of Texas.[1] Neal Marchbanks lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Marchbanks graduated from Texas Tech University. Additionally, he earned a master's degree in Science Management from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Marchbanks worked for the National Weather Service for over 30 years. He also worked for the Census Bureau.[2]


Campaign themes


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

  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "I stand for building and strengthening rural and agricultural communities. This begins by building rural economies that last. I support expanding infrastructure in rural communities. I believe if we invest in job creation, education, and build infrastructure in agricultural communities we can boost economic growth for small rural businesses."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I am committed to ensuring every child in District 19 has access to a world class public education. I will work in Congress to ensure laws are passed to make that a reality."
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "I am committed to defeating any attempt to return us to the failed economic policies of the recent past in which the struggling middle class is forced to shoulder the burden of an ever expanding deficit."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Immigration is a vast and complex topic. First, I firmly believe that we need to create a path to citizenship for persons who have are already living within our borders. Second, I am strongly opposed to legislation that allows federal and local officers to racially profile people in order to “check” their immigration status. Third, it is imperative that we impose and enforce fines against United States employers who hire undocumented citizens."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "We have to do more to support our veterans. As a Viet Nam War veteran, I know first hand many of the struggles facing these men and women when they return."



See also: Texas' 19th Congressional District elections, 2014

Marchbanks ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 19th District. Marchbanks won the Democratic nomination in the primary on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. He was defeated by incumbent Randy Neugebauer (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 19 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Neugebauer Incumbent 77.1% 89,326
     Democratic Neal Marchbanks 18.4% 21,325
     Libertarian Richard Peterson 4.4% 5,120
     Write-in Donald L. Vance 0% 54
Total Votes 115,825
Source: Texas Secretary of State

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Marchbanks' reports.

Neal Marchbanks (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[5]October 18, 2013$100$6,300$(1,066)$5,333
Year-End[6]January 25, 2014$5,333$2,980$(4,907)$3,406
Pre-Primary[7]February 20, 2014$3,406$5,025$(4,321)$4,109
April Quarterly[8]April 9, 2014$4,109$25,681$(10,701)$19,090
July Quarterly[9]July 1, 2014$19,090$7,943$(17,309)$9,723
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2014$9,723$16,064$(9,589)$16,197
Running totals


Marchbanks and his wife, Christy, have one daughter.[2]

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