Skip Ogle

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Skip Ogle
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Former candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 6
Bachelor'sThe University of Texas at Arlington
Master'sThe University of Texas at Arlington
Campaign website
Skip Ogle was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 6 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]


Ogle earned his bachelor's degree in Architecture and his master's degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Arlington. His professional experience includes working as the Director of Community Relations at Suddenlink Communications, manager of a family farm and the owner of Skip Ogle Homes, a residential construction business.[2][3]


Campaign themes


Ogle's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

Illegal Immigration & Border Security
Excerpt: "As a resident of House District 6 for over a decade, I share our community’s concerns about illegal immigration and border security. I strongly disagree with the Obama Administration’s assertion that the Texas border is “safer than ever.” It is crucial that we make substantial improvements to our border security before we engage in any discussions regarding illegal immigration."

Excerpt: "The Federal Government overstepped its bounds by requiring all Texans to abide by this unworkable law. Once fully implemented, Obamacare will drive up our premiums, increase wait times and cause many individuals to lose their insurance.."

Jobs & Economy
Excerpt: "It is important that we stay true to conservative Texas values by minimizing spending, maintaining a predictable regulatory environment and limiting government intrusion in our private lives.

"I will always stand on the side of life. PERIOD!"

Public Education
Excerpt: "I believe in restoring local control to our local communities. A one-size-fits-all approach to education does not work in a state as big and diverse as Texas."

2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "I will always fight to protect our most sacred constitutional rights."

State Sovereignty
Excerpt: "Texans are proud to live in such a unique and expansive state. However, it is these very qualities that are encouraging the Obama Administration and their political operatives, Battleground Texas, to turn Texas blue.... I promise to stand with our community and defend our conservative values.

State Infrastructure
Excerpt: "Texans must invest in the most basic needs of our state, including water and transportation. It is important that we set priorities and achieve these infrastructure improvements without raising taxes."



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. 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. Incumbent Matt Schaefer defeated Skip Ogle in the Republican primary. Schaefer defeated Joel Gardner (L) in the general election.[1][5][6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Schaefer Incumbent 87.8% 26,684
     Libertarian Joel Gardner 12.2% 3,695
Total Votes 30,379



In 2014, Ogle's endorsements include the following:

  • Tyler Morning Telegraph[7]


Ogle is married to his wife, Stephanie. He has been a member of the National Rifle Association and the Texas Rifle Association.[2]

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