Terry Holcomb

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Terry Holcomb
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Former candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 18
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthOctober 12, 1968
Place of birthOak Harbor, Washington
Campaign website
Terry Holcomb, Sr. was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 18 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Holcomb's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Life is the very bases (sic) for all human government. Proper and legitimate Government will and must guarantee the right to life from conception until death."


  • "As a husband and father of seven, I believe God’s Word, Nature, History and Reason demands marriage to be only one man and one woman. Government should not be involved in the marriage question."

Pro-Second Amendment and Constitutional Government

  • Excerpt: "The Second Amendment guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms. I have and will actively support Open carry, Campus carry or any bills that secures the rights of Texans guaranteed by the Texas and U. S. Constitutions to keep and bear arms."


  • Excerpt: "Take the steps now:

1. Secure the border
2. Stop all types and forms of welfare to illegals. This would possibly fix 60% to 70% of the problem because without government money many illegals would find a way to go home.
3. The remainder 30% would in time be exposed and shipped home. With the border secure and no money, the possibility of illegals getting back into Texas would be lessened considerably."

Budget, Taxes and Limited Government

  • Excerpt: "I support a common sense approach of zero-based budgeting. This means that each Legislative session should begin at zero instead of starting with the last terms spending budget. Using the principle of needs creates proper budgets that open the possibility of affordable wants."


  • Excerpt: "I believe the parents and the family have the right to choose where and what kind of education their children receive. I am for returning the education of the children back to their lawful authority, which is the family and return the individual’s money that was taken from them through taxation. Government should have no authority in education. A transition plan from public education to private education would accomplish better schools, better teacher’s salaries, and a better education for the children. Non-profit private schools will be able to help those who do not have the funds to properly educate their children."

Property Tax and private property rights

  • Excerpt: "The State Republican Party platform calls for abolishing the property tax. I support the party platform that honors the right to own private property. Abolishing property tax would return the right of ownership back to the individual and cause the money to be in the pockets of the people. Expanding the tax burden to all consumers through some type of a consumption tax would be one possible way to replace the property Tax. There are other options. Reducing the size and scope of government would greatly lower the tax burden."


  • Excerpt: "I will work with any who approach seeming water problems with common sense reasoning and not with panic talk of potential future problems that require State regulations."


  • Excerpt: "Social health care and welfare issues should be in the hands of the Churches and benevolent people[,] not the government."

Independence of Texas

  • Excerpt: "Taking dollars from Texans and returning some of them through COGS has always been wrong and is still wrong regardless of what the economic theorists teach. The money should remain in the State and the people in each local area decide how to spend it."



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 John Otto defeated Terry Holcomb in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][3][4]

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