|Texas House of Representatives, District 16|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Sam Houston State University|
|Place of birth||Conroe, Texas|
Metcalf earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. His professional experience includes working as the Assistant Vice President of Spirit of Texas Bank.
Metcalf's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Secure Our Borders
"We need to be sure we are doing everything within our means to protect our borders and ensure that law enforcement has the tools they need to identify and arrest criminal illegal immigrants. One thing we can do TODAY is end sanctuary cities; this only attracts illegal immigrants to our cities and to our state."
Fight Overreach From the Federal Government
"Obama and the bureaucrats in Washington are out of control, from the Healthcare mess, to overspending and failing to secure our borders. We need a voice in Austin who will fight back and make sure Texans run Texas."
"Local control for education is key. We need our teachers to get back to doing what they do best, teaching our children, not teaching them to just pass a standardized test or check a box."
Address Water Supply
Excerpt: "As our population grows, it will become more and more important to protect, manage and distribute water. We need to make sure that every community has options for their water needs, with an open dialogue for the solutions."
No New Taxes
"I will not vote to raise taxes if elected. I believe in truth in taxation; we need to make our system simple and easy for everyone to use. I promise to constantly look for ways to lessen the taxation on Texans."
Excerpt: "There is no question that I am Pro-Life and will be a voice in Austin for the unborn who do not have one."
Sustain Texas’ Energy Economy
Excerpt: "Energy independence is now realistic with developments in fracking, which have also brought thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to Texas. I intend to protect and expand the energy engine that is powering the Texas economy[.]"
Stand for Second Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "I pledge to continue Texas’ proud tradition of responsible and constitutional gun ownership."
Protect Traditional Marriage
"I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, just as God intended. I will oppose any expansion of same-sex marriage in the state of Texas."
Stop Frivolous Lawsuits
"Frivolous lawsuits cost Texans and Texas businesses millions of dollars every year. When looking at ways to save money and tighten Texas’ fiscal belt, tort reform would relieve a significant burden."
Make Montgomery County Proud
Excerpt: "When Montgomery County sends me to Austin, it can count on getting the same Will Metcalf back."
Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Michael Hayles, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Will Metcalf and Ted Seago defeated Duane Ham, Gary Louie, Jason Millsaps and Steve Simonsen in the Republican primary. Metcalf faces Seago in the May 27 Republican primary. Bob Townsend is unopposed in the Libertarian primary. Millsaps suspended his campaign before the Republican primary and endorsed Seago; he remained on the ballot.
Metcalf and his wife, Megan, have twin daughters. Metcalf has been a member of numerous organizations and boards including the Conroe Industrial Development Corporation Board, Conroe YMCA, Conroe Noon Lions Club, Montgomery County Fair Association, National Rifle Association and the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association
- Official campaign website
- Will Metcalf on Facebook
- Will Metcalf on Instagram
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from the Texas Tribune
- Texas Secretary of State
- Will Metcalf Campaign, "Meet Will," accessed February 19, 2014
- Will Metcalf Campaign, "Issues," accessed February 19, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Ted Seago Campaign, "Jason Millsaps Withdraws and Endorses Ted Seago!" February 5, 2014. accessed February 19, 2014
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