Becky Berger

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Becky Berger
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Former candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 13
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 13, 2015
Term limitsN/A
High schoolPauls Valley High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oklahoma
ProfessionOil and Gas Professional
Campaign website
Becky Berger was a 2015 special election Republican candidate for District 13 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]

She ran unsuccessfully for the Texas Railroad Commission in 2014 and 2012.


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Berger earned her B.S. in Geology with minors in Engineering and Economics from the University of Oklahoma. Her professional experience includes working as an oil and gas professional and geologist.[2]



See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2015

Cecil R. Webster, Sr. (D), Becky Berger (R), Carolyn Cerny Bilski (R) and Leighton Schubert (R) faced off in the special election on January 6, 2015.[3] Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters, Bilski and Schuber, met in a runoff election on February 17, which Schuber won.[1][4]

The seat was vacant following Lois Kolkhorst's (R) election to the Texas State Senate on December 6, 2014.[5]

A special election for the position of Texas House of Representatives District 13 was called for January 13, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 29, 2014.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 13, Special Runoff Election, 2015
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeighton Schubert 57.1% 6,352
     Republican Carolyn Cerny Bilski 42.9% 4,763
Total Votes 11,115
Texas House of Representatives, District 13, Special Election, 2015
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Cerny Bilski 43.5% 4,319
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeighton Schubert 32.8% 3,259
     Democratic Cecil R. Webster, Sr. 12.9% 1,285
     Republican Becky Berger 10.8% 1,076
Total Votes 9,939


See also: Texas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Berger ran for election to the office of Texas Railroad Commission. Berger lost the Republican nomination in the primary.[7]

  • Primary
Texas Railroad Commissioner Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Christian 42.7% 503,634
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Sitton 30.5% 360,125
Becky Berger 16.8% 198,672
Malachi Boyuls 10% 117,511
Total Votes 1,179,942
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.


See also: Texas down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Berger ran for Texas Railroad Commission in 2012. She lost against Beryl Burgess, Warren Chisum, Christi Craddick, Roland Sledge and Joe Cotten in the May 29 Republican Primary.

Texas Railroad Commissioner, Full term, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChristi Craddick 35.9% 421,610
Green check mark transparent.pngWarren Chisum 27.2% 320,052
Becky Berger 12% 140,752
Joe Cotten 10.5% 123,137
Roland Sledge 9.9% 116,122
Beryl Burgess 4.6% 53,553
Total Votes 1,175,226
Election Results via The Texas Secretary of State.

Dale Henry ran as a Democrat, Vivekananda Wall and Thomas Nance III ran as Libertarians and Chris Kennedy ran for the Green Party. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.

Incumbent Buddy Garcia (R) was appointed to serve in the seat until the general election and did not run for election.[8]

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