Rose Meza Harrison
|Rose Meza Harrison|
|Past position:||Solo practitioner|
|Undergraduate:||Texas A&M University|
|Law School:||Texas A&M University|
|Candidate for:||105th District Court|
|Election information 2014:|
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
|U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Blake Farenthold Incumbent||56.8%||120,684|
|Democratic||Rose Meza Harrison||39.2%||83,395|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Texas, District 27 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Rose Meza Harrison||60.6%||7,024|
|Jerry J. Trevino||39.4%||4,565|
Harrison's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
|U.S. House, Texas District 27, 2012 - Rose Meza Harrison Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,153,105|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,182,936|
|Top contributors to Rose Meza Harrison's campaign committee|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$15,000|
|United Food & Commercial Workers Union||$10,000|
|Communications Workers of America||$7,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Harrison has three children.
- Official campaign website of Rose Meza Harrison, cached August 24, 2014*Biography from Project Vote Smart
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- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County (A-L)"
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012
- Official campaign website of Rose Meza Harrison, "Who is Rose?" accessed August 26, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County (M-Z)"
- Texas Democrats, "2012 Candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012 (dead link)
- Texas Secretary of State, "Unofficial Democratic primary results," May 29, 2012 (timed out)
- Associated Press, Primary runoff results," accessed August 31, 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report-2012 Democratic Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012
- Campaign website, Issues
- Open Secrets, "Rose Meza Harrison 2012 Election Cycle," accessed April 2, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed June 2, 2014
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