Rita Lucido

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Rita Lucido
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Former candidate for
Texas State Senate, District 17
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Rita Lucido was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 17 of the Texas State Senate.[1]


Campaign themes


Lucido's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Texas cannot prosper with an under-educated workforce. We must fully fund our public education system to ensure that every Texas public school student receives a high quality education so that they are ready and able to contribute to their own, and the state’s future economic success."


  • Excerpt: "Texas is facing a transportation crisis. A shortfall in funding is looming, which, if not addressed, will result in increased congestion, traffic delays, accidents, increased costs for vehicle repairs and higher costs of goods. Poor roads and highways cost the Texas economy an estimated $10.8 billion per year."


  • Excerpt: "Texas has the highest rate (25%) of uninsured residents in the United States. The problem is even worse in Harris County with a third of all residents uninsured. Investing in human capital by ensuring a healthy workforce is good for Texas’ economy. Children cannot learn and adults cannot work when they are in poor health. It makes sense to promote the health and well-being of all Texans."



See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 15 of the 31 seats in the Texas State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Rita Lucido was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Joan Huffman defeated Derek Anthony in the Republican primary. George Hardy was running as a Libertarian candidate, and David Courtney was running as a Green Party candidate. Phil Kurtz filed but did not advance past the Libertarian convention. Huffman defeated Lucido, Hardy and Courtney in the 2014 general election.[1][3][4][5]

Texas State Senate, District 17 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Huffman Incumbent 63.3% 113,817
     Democratic Rita Lucido 33.9% 60,934
     Libertarian George Hardy 2% 3,642
     Green David Courtney 0.7% 1,303
Total Votes 179,696



In 2014, Lucido's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • State Representative Dawnna Dukes
  • Council Member Ellen Cohen
  • Commissioner Richard Morrison
  • Chairman Donald Bankston
  • Hon. Chris Bell
  • Hon. Melissa Noriega
  • Communication Workers of America No. 6222
  • Democracy for America
  • Democracy for Houston
  • Harris County AFL-CIO Council
  • Harris County Council of Organizations
  • Houston Federation of Teachers COPE
  • Houston GLBT Political Caucus
  • National Association of Social Workers - Texas
  • Plumbers Local Union No. 68
  • Teamsters Local 988
  • Transport Workers Union Local 260
  • Harris County Tejano Democrats
  • Ken Arnold
  • Ruth Arnold

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