Patricia Kasprzak

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Patricia Kasprzak
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 36
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolNanuet High School
Bachelor'sJames Madison University
J.D.Bates College of Law at the University of Houston
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Campaign website
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Patricia Kasprzak was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 36th Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Biography

Kasprzak was raised in Nanuet, New York, but soon headed south to Harrisonburg, Virginia, to study at James Madison University. She earned her B.S. in political science in 1978.[2]

Following graduation from undergrad, Kasprzak immediately enrolled in law school at the Bates College of Law at the University of Houston. She earned her J.D. in 1981. She soon began her banking career with First City National Bank as an oil and gas administrator in the Trust Division.[2] Through the years, she was eventually promoted to vice president at the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank in Houston, Texas.[3]

In 2003, Kasprzak transitioned to a career as a teacher. She currently teaches government at North Shore Senior High School in Galena Park ISD.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Kasprzak listed the following issues on her campaign website:[4]

  • Healthcare: "Obamacare must be repealed and /or defunded."
  • Education: "It's time to eliminate the Department of Education."
  • Energy: "Fracking continues to result in booming oil and gas production, economic opportunity and job growth in Texas. We cannot allow President Obama and his environmentalist donors to continue to hold the Keystone Pipeline hostage."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2014

Kasprzak ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 36th District. Kasprzak was defeated by Brian Babin and Ben Streusand in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Babin 33.4% 17,194
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Streusand 23.3% 12,024
John Manlove 6.9% 3,556
Doug Centilli 6.8% 3,506
Phil Fitzgerald 6.6% 3,388
Robin Riley 5.1% 2,648
Dave Norman 4.5% 2,325
Chuck Meyer 3.1% 1,574
John Amdur 2.9% 1,470
Kim Morrell 2.8% 1,444
Jim Engstrand 2.5% 1,288
Pat Kasprzak 2.2% 1,116
Total Votes 51,533
Source: Texas Secretary of State

Personal

Kasprzak and her husband live in Crosby, Texas. They have three children.[2]

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