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Steve Simonsen
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Former candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 16
Bachelor'sTexas Lutheran University, 1990
J.D.University of Houston Law Center, 1993
Campaign website
Steve Simonsen was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 16 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]


Simonsen earned his B.A. in Political Science from Texas Lutheran University in 1990 and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1993. His professional experience includes running a law office.[2]



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. Michael Hayles, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Will Metcalf and Ted Seago defeated Duane Ham, Gary Louie, Jason Millsaps and Steve Simonsen in the Republican primary. Metcalf defeated Seago in the May 27 Republican primary. Metcalf defeated Hayles and Bob Townsend (L) in the general election.[1][3][4] Millsaps suspended his campaign before the Republican primary and endorsed Seago; he remained on the ballot.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 16 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWill Metcalf 83.8% 29,132
     Democratic Michael Hayles, Sr. 13.7% 4,748
     Libertarian Bob Townsend 2.6% 887
Total Votes 34,767


Simonsen and his wife, Jill, have four children.[2]

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