Jessica Puente Bradshaw

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Jessica Puente Bradshaw
Jessica Puente Bradshaw.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 34
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Place of birthMatamoros, Mexico
Campaign website
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Jessica Puente Bradshaw was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 34th Congressional District of Texas.

Bradshaw was defeated by Democratic candidate Filemon Vela on November 6, 2012.[1]


Campaign themes


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

  • Defending Constitutional Freedoms
Excerpt: "George Washington declared, “The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon.” I pledge to hold to that same ideal of faith and allegiance to the constitution."
  • Economy and Jobs
Excerpt: "My job as your congresswoman will be to get Washington, DC out of our way, so that the Texan entrepreneurial spirit can grow, prosper and produce jobs!"
  • Spending
Excerpt: "Our district’s tax payers send tax dollars to Washington and we deserve to get our money back. I will not let D.C. spend our money how it wants; we will keep more of our money within Texas."
  • Border Security
Excerpt: "Border security is not an immigration policy."
  • Big Government versus State’s Rights
Excerpt: "Bigger federal government equals more legislation which infringes upon state’s rights. I am not a big government conservative; I am a constitutional conservative."



See also: Texas' 34th Congressional District elections, 2012

Bradshaw ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 34th District. She and Adela Garza defeated Paul Haring in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012. Bradshaw then defeated Garza in the runoff on July 31. She faced Filemon Vela (D) and Steven Shanklin (L) and was defeated in the November 6, 2012, general election.[3][4][5][6]

U.S. House, Texas District 34 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFilemon Vela 61.9% 89,606
     Republican Jessica Puente Bradshaw 36.2% 52,448
     Libertarian Steven Shanklin 1.9% 2,724
Total Votes 144,778
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Texas District 34 Runoff Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Puente Bradshaw 55.3% 5,309
Adele Garza 44.7% 4,287
Total Votes 9,596

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Bradshaw's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Bradshaw did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bradshaw's campaign committee raised a total of $101,589 and spent $80,264.[7]


Bradshaw and her husband, Jonathan, have two children.[8]

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