Brad Neal

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Brad Neal
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 150
PartyDemocratic
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Brad Neal was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 150 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Neal was a Democratic candidate for the District 150 in the Texas House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections.

Education

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University[1]

Professional Experience

  • Project Manager, oil and gas industry
  • US Marine Corps Reserve
  • Army National Guard[2]

Issues

Neal's campaign website listed five position papers that outline his political philosophy. Excerpts from each paper are below:

  • On abortion
Excerpt: "My stand is that the soul enters the baby during the fourth month…after the first trimester. At that point the fetus is a baby…whose live is to be defended as if he or she were in a cradle before us. Before then…during the first trimester…the fetus is an inanimate part of the mother’s body and may be removed if necessary. This coincides closely with current Texas law and, thus, I would not work to change the law regarding first trimester abortion."[3]
  • On immigration
Excerpt: "I will oppose legislation which criminalizes our neighbors based on their status within a federal civil statute or which distracts and hampers our law enforcement professionals by using them as tools of…what is ultimately…a narrow, social agenda."[3]
  • A new political distinction
Excerpt: "On one side are those who would strengthen our Nation with the Energy, People, Infrastructure, and (vibrant) Commerce necessary for us remain free and prosperous. The other includes those who would keep us divided along lines of identity (rather than conduct), undermanned, inadequately educated, beholden to a delusional “official line” of events (so as to “justify” foreign misadventures and the establishment of a “police state”), victimized by corporate plunder…all this, as they facilitate the export of our capital and strategic industries. "[3]
  • Pay off the debt...Cut up the card
Excerpt: "Now is not the time for us to commit to long-term public debt. Now is the time to make early retirement of our current bonds a community goal."[3]
  • Free us to commute
Excerpt: "Simply put…METRO’s monopoly as the sole provider of commuter bus service must end. Nor should we trade one “king” for another by allowing services to be sub-contracted to one or two (well connected) companies. For this “free market” solution to work…and, given the relatively low capital required to start a low-overhead service, it can work…we must keep the door open for all new providers ready to satisfy the ever-dynamic needs of commuters."[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Neal ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 150. Stillwell ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by incumbent Debbie Riddle (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 150, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Riddle Incumbent 69.7% 44,454
     Democratic Brad Neal 30.3% 19,343
Total Votes 63,797

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Neal lost the race for election to Texas House of Representatives District 150. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Republican candidate Debbie Riddle in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 150
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Riddle (R) 34,607 71.29%
Brad Neal (D) 13,027 26.83%
Eric Holdt (L) 904 1.86%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Neal was defeated by incumbent Debbie Riddle in the Texas House of Representatives District 150 race. Riddle received 43,972 votes in the election, ahead of Neal (22,916) and Petty (1,449).[6] Riddle raised $113,610 for her campaign; Neal raised $8,750.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 150
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Riddle (R) 43,972 64.34%
Brad Neal (D) 22,916 33.53%
Ken Petty (L) 1,449 2.12%

Campaign donors

2010

In the last fundraising period, Neal raised $1,333.[8]

2008

In the 2008 election, Neal raised a total of $8,750.[9]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Ansari, Kashif $1,000
Hussain, Ayub $1,000
Ali, Arif $500
Masud, Faisal $500
Bajwa, Mohsin $500

Media

In an interview on September 10, 2010, Neal said he is not a professional politician, but rather a concerned citizen running for office. In the interview, Neal said there may be a need to increase taxation while simultaneously reaching into the rainy day fund.[10]

Endorsements

Neal was endorsed by:

Personal

Neal was born in Crockett, Texas. He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and nine years in the Army National Guard.

Neal graduated in 1990 from Texas A&M with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Neal and his wife, Salwa, have 6 children.

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