Robert Lowry

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Robert Lowry
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 23
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUC, Irvine
M.D.George Washington University
Personal
ProfessionPhysician
Websites
Campaign website
Robert Lowry was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 23rd Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Biography

Lowry worked for a year on oil drilling rigs. He then obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at UC, Irvine. He attended medical school at George Washington University. Since graduation, Lowry has worked as a physician.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Lowry's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • 2nd Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "However, we find our right to bear arms under attack from Washington like never before. This Administration has attempted to capitalize on unfortunate events we see in the news, targeting law abiding gun owners, rather than criminals “who take” innocent lives. It is time to go after those in out own government who are guilty of this crime, and send them to jail – not just give them a slap on the wrist."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "I have worked at what is arguably the lowest rungs of the energy industry (as a roughneck and gas station attendant), but I have also studied and taken classes in infrastructure and engineering of pipelines and other aspects of production and distribution."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Education, like government, is most efficient, and best serves the people, when it is organized at a local level. The Federal Government has meddled for far too long with education in Texas, holding our taxpayer dollars hostage by demanding compliance with top-down bureaucracy."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "America has the best doctors, nurses, hospitals, and labratories in the world. Why then is our healthcare system fundamentally broken? The answer is simple: because of Washington political wranglings and politicians inserting themselves and their agencies between the patient and his or her doctor."
  • The Economy
Excerpt: "Our federal government is 17 trillion dollars in debt, with many trillions more in unfunded liabilities on the horizon. Both parties have led us down a path of economic destruction that resembles that of Spain or Italy."

Elections

2014

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See also: Texas' 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Texas' 23rd Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014 due to the fact that the seat was held by a Democrat, but the district had a slight Republican lean and was won by the Republican presidential candidate in both 2008 and 2012. Incumbent Pete Gallego faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Will Hurd and Francisco Canseco advanced to a runoff election over Robert Lowry. Hurd triumphed over Canseco in the runoff primary on May 27, 2014. Hurd ultimately defeated incumbent Gallego and Libertarian candidate Ruben Corvalan in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4][5][6]

U.S. House, Texas District 23 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWill Hurd 41% 10,496
Green check mark transparent.pngFrancisco Canseco 40.3% 10,332
Robert Lowry 18.7% 4,796
Total Votes 25,624
Source: Texas Secretary of State

Endorsements

Following his defeat in the primary, Robert Lowry threw his support behind Will Hurd. He said, "Will Hurd has actually fought to protect and defend our Constitution. He will fight for our privacy and our liberty. I know he won't say one thing and go to Washington and do another. I asked my supporters for their input on this important decision and an overwhelming majority thought Will was the best choice. I believe he will stand up to the broken system of DC insider politics, and will represent we the people back here at home, as opposed to just towing the line of the party's leadership."[7]

Campaign donors

2014

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

Robert Lowry (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2013$0.00$3,250.00$(1,624.77)$1,625.23
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$1,625.23$9,475.56$(7,891.37)$3,209.42
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$3,209.42$11,705.70$(10,673.33)$4,241.79
Year-End[11]January 14, 2014$4,241$3,829$(8,286)$-215
Running totals
$28,260.26$(28,475.47)

Personal

Lowry and his wife, Lynnell, attend the University United Methodist Church.[2]

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