|Texas House of Representatives, District 6|
|Bachelor's||The University of Texas at Arlington|
|Master's||The University of Texas at Arlington|
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.
Ogle's website highlights the following campaign themes:
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!"
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."
Excerpt: "I will always fight to protect our most sacred constitutional rights."
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.
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."
Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Matt Schaefer defeated Skip Ogle in the Republican primary. Joel Gardner is running as a Libertarian.
In 2014, Ogle's endorsements include the following:
- Tyler Morning Telegraph
Ogle is married to his wife, Stephanie. He has been a member of the National Rifle Association and the Texas Rifle Association.
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- Official campaign website
- Skip Ogle on Facebook
- Skip Ogle on Twitter
- Skip Ogle on YouTube
- Skip Ogle on LinkedIn
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from The Texas Tribune
- Texas Secretary of State
- Project Vote Smart, "Skip Ogle's Biography," accessed February 17, 2014
- Skip Ogle for Texas, "Meet Skip," accessed February 17, 2014
- Skip Ogle for Texas, "The Issues," accessed February 17, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed March 4, 2014
- Tyler Morning Telegraph, "Ogle, Baker receive our endorsements," February 16, 2014. Accessed February 17, 2014
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