Tom Berry (Texas)

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Tom Berry
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 5
PartyDemocratic
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Websites
Campaign website
Tom Berry was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Texas.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Berry's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Today in America 25 million people are either unemployed or underemployed, wages are declining, one in four mortgages is underwater, and four people are looking for every available job."
  • Campaign Finance Reform
Excerpt: "We also need to reduce the influence of money on members of Congress by having Congress act to instruct the Federal Communications Commission to require the media to provide sufficient free air time (the air waves are free), counterbalanced against paid political advertising time, for all federal candidates in general elections to air their views. "
  • Balanced Taxation
Excerpt: "At the state level and in Washington, vicious attacks are being launched by right wing politicians and their corporate backers against working families, children, the sick, the elderly and the poor."
  • Social Security
Excerpt: "We have to oppose every effort to destroy Social Security, which is entirely self funded, has not contributed a single penny to the deficit, and is not responsible for U.S. budget problems. "
  • Medicare for All - Single Payer
Excerpt: "One of our National goals, as expressed by President Roosevelt on January 11, 1944 in his State of the Union Address was “the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health”. Yet today, 67 years later, we still have a national tragedy of over 50 million Americans without health insurance."
  • Crumbling Infrastructure
Excerpt: "We also have to invest in our crumbling infrastructure by rebuilding our roads, bridges, water systems, school and public transportation systems. "
  • Trade Policy
Excerpt: "We have to work to make effective changes in our disastrous trade policies, which have resulted in the loss of millions of jobs as corporations shut down here and move to China and other low wage countries. "

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Berry ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 5th District. He and Linda Mrosko defeated Pat Wallace in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012. He was then defeated by Mrosko in the subsequent runoff on July 31.[2][3][4]

U.S. House of Representatives Runoff Election, Texas, Congressional District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLinda S. Mrosko 60.8% 1,848
Tom Berry 39.2% 1,190
Total Votes 3,038

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Campaign donors

2012

No campaign donor information information available.[6]

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