Richard Morgan (Texas)

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Richard Morgan
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 21
ProfessionSoftware engineer
Campaign website
Richard Morgan was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 21st Congressional District of Texas.


Campaign themes


Morgan's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Jobs & The Economy
Excerpt: "At 39.2%, our combined corporate tax rate is the second highest among all democratic industrialized nations in the world. Companies require employees and investors in order to operate."
  • Balanced Budget Amendment
Excerpt: "Though I support a balanced budget, I do not support the Balanced Budget Amendment in its current form. Article I of the Constitution gives Congress the power to raise taxes and determine spending. The President was not responsible for submitting a budget until the 1921 Budget and Accounting Act, which unconstitutionally transferred that power to the Executive Branch."
  • Education is a Local Issue
Excerpt: "I believe that education is inherently a local issue and that parents and the community can do a better job educating a child than a bureaucrat in Washington could do. Rather than sending our tax dollars to Washington so that a portion of it can be sent back with strings attached, I would fight to return education spending to the state and local level."
  • School Choice is Important
Excerpt: "As someone who was homeschooled all 12 years, I fully support school choice. Being homeschooled allowed me to learn at my own pace, and it’s what allowed me to get ahead at an early age."
  • Reward Investing in Our Children
Excerpt: "I would support a bill allowing any money spent on a child’s education to be tax deductible. That way, we avoid raiding local public school funds, while rewarding parents who choose to homeschool or send their children to private school."
  • Abolish and Privatize the TSA
Excerpt: "Despite the fact that TSA screeners wear badges and uniforms and call themselves “officers”, they are not required to receive any law enforcement training and do not even have the authority to arrest people. I support HR 3608 which would strip TSA screeners of their badges and uniforms unless they have received such training."



See also: Texas' 21st Congressional District elections, 2012

Morgan ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 21st District. He was defeated by incumbent Lamar Smith in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[2][3]

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