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J.R. Molina

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J.R. Molina
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 33
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas, 1969
J.D.University of Texas School of Law, 1971
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1962-1966
Personal
BirthdayDecember 25, 1944
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Campaign website
J.R. Molina 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

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

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Reducing the Federal debt: (1.) Bring a quicker end the war in Afghanistan–$2 Billion a week. (2.) Continue the payment of Social security beyond current wage base per year, it is now $110,100 for 2012 under automatic adjustment provisions of the Social Security Act."
  • Protect Women’s Rights and Health
Excerpt: "I will fight to stop the ongoing assault on women by continuing the Texas Women’s Health Program and supporting the Violence Against Women Act and Paycheck Fairness Act."
  • Fair Taxation – The Buffet Rule
Excerpt: "I will support President Obama in his quest to ensure that all Americans share the sacrifice of restoring the economy of our country."
  • Pass the DREAM Act
Excerpt: "I will push for the passage of the DREAM Act in order to help America fulfill the lofty goals of protecting the rights of those who protect and improve our country."
  • Protect Medicare
Excerpt: "I will fight to preserve Medicare from those who seek to dismantle it to ensure that all Americans receive the benefits in which they are entitled. "

Elections

2012

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

Molina ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 33rd District. He 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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