Texas' 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 18th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 18th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 9, 2013
March 4, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Texas is 1 of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[1][2]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 2, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014 (30 days prior to election).[3]

See also: Texas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Sheila Jackson Lee (D), who was first elected in 1994.

Texas' 18th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes part of Harris county.[4]

Candidates

General election candidates


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[5] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[6] Sheila Jackson Lee voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[8] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Sheila Jackson Lee voted for HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

Sheila Jackson Lee

Sheila Jackson Lee (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 6, 2013$160,294.34$20,900.00$(13,302.48)$167,891.86
July Quarterly[11]July 9, 2013$167,891.86$19,100.00$(18,001.07)$168,990.79
October Quarterly[12]October 5, 2013$168,990.79$46,900.00$(22,460.11)$193,430.68
Year-End[13]January 11, 2014$193,430$100,550$(24,197)$269,782
Running totals
$187,450$(77,960.66)

Sean Seibert

Sean Seibert (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 10, 2013$3,930$250$(390)$3,790
July Quarterly[15]July 12, 2013$3,790$295$(3,039)$1,045
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$1,045$25$(53)$1,017
Year-End[17]January 31, 2014$1,017$415$(61)$1,370
Running totals
$985$(3,543)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 18th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Sheila Jackson Lee (D) won re-election. She defeated Sean Seibert (R) and Christopher Barber (L) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee Incumbent 75% 146,223
     Republican Sean Seibert 22.6% 44,015
     Libertarian Christopher Barber 2.4% 4,694
Total Votes 194,932
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Sheila Jackson Lee won re-election to the United States House. She defeated John Faulk (R), Mike Taylor (L) and Charles Meyer (Write-in) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee incumbent 70.2% 85,108
     Republican John Faulk 27.3% 33,067
     Libertarian Mike Taylor 2.6% 3,118
     Write-in Charles Meyer 0% 28
Total Votes 121,321

See also

External links

References

  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named fairvote
  2. Texas Statutes, "Section 172.086," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. VoteTexas.gov, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  4. Texas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  5. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  6. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  9. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Sheila Jackson Lee April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Sheila Jackson Lee July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Sheila Jackson Lee October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Sheila Jackson Lee Year-End," accessed February 6, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Seibert April Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Seibert July Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Seibert October Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Sean Seibert Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
  18. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013