Tom Sanchez

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Tom Sanchez
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 33
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sSouthern Illinois University, 1979
J.D.Chicago Kent College of Law
Military service
Service/branchUS Marine Corps
Personal
ProfessionLicensing attorney
Websites
Campaign website
Tom Sanchez campaign logo
Tom Sanchez was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Biography

Sanchez served in the US Marine Corps as a field radio operator from 1973 to 1976. He then earned a degree in electrical engineering form Southern Illinois University in 1979. He began working in the private sector as an engineer in 1981. During this time he earned a Juris Doctorate from Chicago Kent College of Law. In 2001, Sanchez joined Research In Motion (Blackberry).[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Sanchez's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • A Strong Economy
Excerpt: "Tom knows how important good jobs and a strong economy are to the hard-working families in Texas’ 33rd Congressional District. We need to create good paying jobs and boost the economy, but we also need to invest in our workforce. Having spent most of his career as an R&D Engineer and in the mobile technology industry, Tom knows we must invest in training workers for a new economy."
  • Affordable Healthcare
Excerpt: "Tom believes quality, affordable health care should be available to everyone. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, everyone will be eligible for health care coverage. However, there is still work to be done in Congress."
  • Immigration Reform Now
Excerpt: "It is time for comprehensive immigration reform. No more waiting, and no more excuses. Tom is committed to working to get the DREAM ACT passed, and serving as a champion for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship."
  • Supporting Our Veterans
Excerpt: "As a U.S. Marine veteran, Tom knows how important it is to support the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our country. He also understands what it is like to be a military veteran."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Sanchez ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 33rd District. Sanchez was defeated by incumbent Marc Veasey in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 33 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 73.5% 13,285
Tom Sanchez 26.5% 4,797
Total Votes 18,082
Source: Texas Secretary of State, Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Campaign donors

2014

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

Tom Sanchez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[5]January 31, 2014$0$200,000$(20,437)$179,562
Running totals
$200,000$(20,437)

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