was a 2012 Republican
candidate seeking election to the U.S. House
representing the 3rd Congressional District
of New Mexico
. He lost in the primary.
Newton has worked as a small-businessman and management consultant.
According to his website, Newton's campaign platforms included the following issues:
- "Fair Tax" national sales tax replacing income taxes
- Energy independence and alternative fuels
- Charter schools and teacher merit rewards
- See also: New Mexico's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012
Newton ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New Mexico's 3rd District. He lost to Jeff Byrd in the June 5 Republican primary.
While Newton and Byrd agreed on many issues, Byrd supports Social Security privatization while Newton called for using proceeds from oil drilling on federal lands to pay for the program. Newton wanted a national sales tax, in contrast to Byrd's preference for a flat income tax rate.
|New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
| Rick Newton
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Associated Press "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," June 6, 2012
- ↑ Rick Newton campaign website "Jobs," Accessed May 26, 2012
- ↑ Rick Newton campaign website "Issues," Accessed May 26, 2012
- ↑ Santa Fe New Mexican "2 vie to be oft-ignored GOP pick for 3rd House district," May 22, 2012
- ↑ Albuquerque Journal "3rd Dist. Rivals Differ On Taxes," May 31, 2012
- ↑ New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"