Rose Meza Harrison

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Rose Meza Harrison
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Court Information:
Title:   Judicial candidate
Past position:   Solo practitioner
Personal History
Hometown:   Benavides, TX
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Texas A&M University
Law School:   Texas A&M University
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  105th District Court
Position:  Seat 1
State:  Texas
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  3/4/2014
Primary vote:  100%ApprovedA
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  47.3%DefeatedD
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Rose Meza Harrison was a 2014 judicial candidate for the 105th District Court in Texas.[1]

She was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 27th Congressional District of Texas. Harrison was defeated by Republican incumbent Blake Farenthold on November 6, 2012.[2]


Harrison received a B.A. in political science from Texas A&M University, going on to earn her J.D. there as well.[3]


Since graduating law school, Harrison has worked as a solo practitioner, assistant county attorney and chairwoman of the San Patricio County Democratic Party. Prior to that she held a host of other titles including waitress, secretary, negotiator, substitute teacher, realtor and store manager.[3]



See also: Texas judicial elections, 2014
Harrison ran for election to the 105th District Court.
Primary: She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014.
General: She was defeated in the general election on November 4, 2014, after receiving 47.3 percent of the vote. She competed against Jack William Pulcher.[1][4]


See also: Texas' 27th Congressional District elections, 2012

Harrison ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 27th District. She and Jerry Trevino defeated Murphy Alade Junaid and Ronnie McDonald in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary and advanced to the runoff. She then defeated Trevino in the July 31 runoff election. Harrison faced Blake Farenthold (R), Corrie Byrd (L), and William Bret Baldwin (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlake Farenthold Incumbent 56.8% 120,684
     Democratic Rose Meza Harrison 39.2% 83,395
     Independent Bret Baldwin 2.5% 5,354
     Libertarian Corrie Byrd 1.5% 3,218
Total Votes 212,651
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Texas, District 27 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRose Meza Harrison 60.6% 7,024
Jerry J. Trevino 39.4% 4,565
Total Votes 11,589



Campaign themes


Harrison's campaign website listed the following issues:[9]

  • Strengthening America’s Education System
Excerpt: "Rose Meza Harrison knows that education is the key to the American Dream and continued American prosperity. We need to prepare our young people for a future where they will have to compete for jobs with people all over the world. Excellent schools should be available to every American child. "
  • Middle Class Tax Cuts
Excerpt: "Rose Meza Harrison understands the struggles of the middle class and is committed to providing them tax relief."
  • Protecting Americas Seniors
Excerpt: "Roes Meza Harrison is dedicated to protecting Americas seniors. Part of the American Dream is feeling secure in your old age. Attacks on programs like Medicare and Social Security only increase the insecurity seniors feel about their future and need to be stopped."
  • Supporting Veterans and their Families
Excerpt: "Rose Meza Harrison is dedicated to helping the members of our armed forces and their families. The sacrifices that these individuals make on a daily basis can never be overstated."
  • Creating Long-Term Job Opportunities
Excerpt: "Rose Meza Harrison believes that America can lead the future in energy."

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Harrison's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Harrison did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Harrison's campaign committee raised a total of $384,926 and spent $334,929.[10]


Harrison has three children.[11]

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