|Texas House of Representatives, District 129|
|Bachelor's||Texas A&M University (1998)|
|Service/branch||United States Coast Guard|
|Profession||School District Administrator|
Gay earned his B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University in 1998. His professional experience includes working as a school district administrator. He served in the United States Coast Guard.
Gay's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Our American Freedoms are founded on a Fundamental Belief in God, on which a Constitutional Government was designed to SERVE the PEOPLE."
- Excerpt: "By now, almost all of us have heard the expression “it’s the economy stupid” but evidently President Obama is not one of those people. His only answer is to haphazardly throw more money at the problem and raise taxes."
Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. John Gay was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sheryl Berg and Dennis Paul defeated Briscoe Cain, Mary Huls, Jeff Larson, Chuck Maricle and Brent Perry in the Republican primary. Berg faces Paul in the May 27 Republican primary.
As of May 9, 2012, Gay raised $26,306 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $21,825, leaving him with $4,546 cash on hand. Of that, 70 percent came from individual contributions, while 30 percent came from candidate self-financing.
Gay has two children.
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas GOP, "Republican candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "Unofficial Republican primary results," May 29, 2012
- opensecrets.org Accessed May 27, 2012
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