Chrysta Castaneda

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Chrysta Castaneda
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 33
PartyDemocratic
Websites
Campaign website
Chrysta Castaneda was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of Texas.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Women's Healthcare
Excerpt: "Women's healthcare is under attack in Texas and elsewhere. Millions of women obtain primary care through Planned Parenthood, but Texas and Congress are removing funding from these programs and providers. "
  • Medicare/Social Security
Excerpt: "The Ryan Budget passed by the Republican-controlled Congress preserves tax breaks for the wealthy but would end Medicare as it currently exists and threatens Social Security. This is wrong. Chrysta will preserve and strengthen these programs for those who rely on them."
  • The Economy and Jobs
Excerpt: "Chrysta will work to bring clean manufacturing jobs back to District 33, which has long been the home of top manufacturing firms. We no longer manufacture critical-care cancer drugs in the United States. We increasingly rely on foreign companies to produce them, potentially compromising the safety of the drug supply."
  • Community Redevelopment
Excerpt: "District 33 is at a crossroads of new development and change, which can enhance quality of life but has the potential to disrupt communities and displace current residents. Chrysta believes that we need to balance economic growth and development with the need to preserve the unique qualities of our neighborhoods as they exist."
  • Equal Rights
Excerpt: "Chrysta supports full equality for women, minorities and LGBT persons, including employment nondiscrimination, marital rights and medical consent. Chrysta will support legislation to end all forms of discrimination and bullying."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Castaneda ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 33rd District. She was defeated by Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.[2][3]

U.S. House, Texas District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 36.8% 6,938
Green check mark transparent.pngDomingo Garcia 25% 4,715
Kathleen Hicks 12.6% 2,372
David Alameel 10.9% 2,064
Manuel Valdez 4.7% 884
Steve Salazar 2.6% 482
Chrysta Castaneda 2.1% 395
Jason E. Roberts 1.8% 342
Carlos Quintanilla 1.5% 286
Kyev Tatum, Sr. 1.1% 201
J. R. Molina 1% 189
Total Votes 18,868

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