David Cantu

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David Cantu
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 15
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas-Pan American
Place of birthRio Grande Valley, TX
Campaign website
David Cantu was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 15th Congressional District of Texas.


Campaign themes


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

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Innovations create new industry. Wind power and solar power are two relatively new ideas that are starting to create new jobs in South Texas. Wind farms are gaining popularity in South Texas and are creating good, high paying jobs."
  • Border Security
Excerpt: "Border Security is quickly becoming a major issue that will affect us all. I understand how important it is to support our local law enforcement officials as well as all the state and federal forces that help protect our communities along the Rio Grande. We must support these agencies by having direct and open communication."
  • Social Security
Excerpt: "Republicans want to "privatize" Social Security, Democrats want to prevent that from happening, but no one offers possible soultions to try to extend the liquidity and viability of Social Security."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Healthcare is also very important to any community. Due to good science and better understanding of the importance of a healthy living, Americans are living longer. However, we are made aware of the problems that affect us all, the rising cost of healthcare."
  • Veterans Affairs
Excerpt: "American democracy, freedom, and the identity we share today are due, in large part, to our Veterans of the United States armed forces."



See also: Texas' 15th Congressional District elections, 2012

Cantu ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 15th District. He was defeated by incumbent Ruben Hinojosa in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.[2][3]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRubén Hinojosa Incumbent 71.2% 29,397
David Cantu 12.1% 5,008
Jane Cross 10.2% 4,208
Ruben Ramon Ramirez 4.9% 2,012
Johnny Partain 1.7% 687
Total Votes 41,312

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