Stuart Gourd

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Stuart Gourd
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 25
Campaign website
Stuart Gourd was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 25th Congressional District of Texas.[1]


Gourd is an attorney. He worked as both an unemployment hearing officer and a hearing officer supervisor for the Texas Workforce Commission.[2]


Campaign themes


Gourd's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • On unemployment benefits
Excerpt: "Not only will long-term unemployed people suffer if we lose emergency unemployment benefits, but the Economic Policy Institute calculates that many jobs will be lost as a result of the failure of that money to circulate through the economy. We need to prevent the loss of those jobs."
  • On privatization
Excerpt: "Privatization is often used to siphon wealth away from the people. A report by the group "In The Public Interest" shows that privatization of many of our government's functions is failing on many levels."
  • On corporate welfare
Excerpt: "It is irresponsible for our country to be providing welfare to big corporate interests at a time when our economic activity is skewed against the poor and the middle class."
  • On health care
Excerpt: "We absolutely need universal health care. Once we get that, we can create clear paths for routine visits, acute care, chronic disease management, end-of-life care, and emergencies. And it is vital that we get costs reduced...looking at what every other country on Earth charges for health care makes it obvious that in the worst case, we are getting fleeced, and in the best case, we are not getting the best value for our health care dollars."
  • On income disparity
Excerpt: "It is good news that our economy is improving, but we need to all work together to create policies that extend those gains to hard-working poor and middle-class across the country. We all look around us and see a distribution of wealth that looks like what it was in the years approaching the Great Depression."



See also: Texas' 25th Congressional District elections, 2014

Gourd ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 25th District. Gourd was defeated by Marco Montoya in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 25 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarco Montoya 75.2% 11,691
Stuart Gourd 24.8% 3,863
Total Votes 15,554
Source: Texas Secretary of State (timed out)

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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gourd's reports.

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