Don Jaquess

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Don Jaquess
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 6
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolTrimble Tech High School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Personal
Place of birthLittlefield, Tx
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Don Jaquess was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Texas.

Biography

Jaquess served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam for three years. He then worked as an ironworker from 1964 to 1991. Jaquess is currently the owner of Ranch on Little Creek, Real Estate Agency.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Jaquess' campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "As your congressman, I will advocate to provide small businesses, working families, displaced workers and young adults just entering the workforce, an opportunity to achieve the American Dream."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As your congressman, I am committed to working on a comprehensive approach to education. Now more than ever before, our educators are being asked to do more with less."
  • Energy and the Environment
Excerpt: "As your congressman, I will advocate to advance programs that preserve and protect America's environmental legacy and take the lead in encouraging sustainable, eco-friendly development"
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "As your congressman, . I am committed to ensuring all communities are healthier that consist of open spaces, walking paths and access to healthy food options. I also favor of initiatives that promote healthy food options in schools as well."
  • Immigration Reform
Excerpt: "As your congressman, I will advocate for comprehensive immigration reform that effectively secures our borders, while simultaneously creating a clear, fair and equitable path for legal residency, and ultimately citizenship, for those who are already residing in the United States; who are productively contributing to their communities and our country."
  • Israel
Excerpt: "As your congressman, I am committed to advocating for continual growth in the bilateral cooperation between our two countries culturally, economically, politically, strategically and militarily."
  • Our Military and Veterans
Excerpt: "As your congressman, I will work to strengthen our national security and ensure that America remains a leader around the globe by advocating democracy and peace"

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Jaquess ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 6th District. He was defeated by Kenneth Sanders in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.[3][4]

Personal

Jaquess is a widower has three children and two step-children.[1]

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