Dianne Costa

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Dianne Costa
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 25
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Highland Village
Education
Bachelor'sTexas Woman's University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
Dianne Costa was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 25th Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Costa's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I oppose Obamacare. Health care decisions must be left in the hands of patients and physicians, not the government. As the wife of a physician and with 15 years in the medical profession myself, I recognize firsthand that health care reforms are needed."
  • Employment
Excerpt: "Using the same “back to basics” approach I used as a Mayor, I believe we must stop government intrusion into the private business sector, cut job-killing taxes and wasteful government spending, allowing Americans to receive the rewards of their hard work."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "The current tax structure is out of control. We need a tax system that is simple and equitable such as the Fair Tax or Flat Tax proposals, or any other viable option that would be equitable for all Americans."
  • Education
Excerpt: "We must have local control of our educational system, whether it is public, private or home schooling."
  • Military
Excerpt: "The Federal government has the constitutional obligation to provide for the common defense of our nation. It is imperative that our foreign policy is clear and concise. We must never underestimate those who seek to do us harm and we must make it crystal clear we will act swiftly and decisively when necessary."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 25th Congressional District elections, 2012

Costa ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 25th District. He was defeated by Wes Riddle and Roger Williams in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[3][4]

U.S. House, Texas District 25 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Williams 25.1% 12,894
Green check mark transparent.pngWes Riddle 14.6% 7,481
Justin Hewlett 12% 6,178
Dave Garrison 11.9% 6,133
Michael Williams 10.5% 5,392
Dianne Costa 9.4% 4,810
Brian Matthews 3.6% 1,824
Charlie Holcomb 3.3% 1,690
Chad Wilbanks 3.1% 1,593
Bill Burch 3.1% 1,575
James Dillon 2.3% 1,174
Ernie Beltz, Jr. 1.2% 596
Total Votes 51,340

Personal

Costa and her husband, Dennis, have nine children.[5]

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