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John Gay
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 129
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University (1998)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Coast Guard
ProfessionSchool District Administrator
John Gay is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 129 of the Texas House of Representatives. Gay was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Texas.


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.[1]


Campaign themes


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

  • Freedom
Excerpt: "Our American Freedoms are founded on a Fundamental Belief in God, on which a Constitutional Government was designed to SERVE the PEOPLE."
  • Economy
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."



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[3][4][5]


See also: Texas' 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Gay ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 14th District. He was defeated by Felicia Harris and Randy Weber in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[6][7]

U.S. House, Texas District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Weber 27.6% 12,088
Green check mark transparent.pngFelicia Harris 18.9% 8,287
Michael Truncale 14.2% 6,212
Jay Old 14% 6,143
Robert Gonzalez 9.8% 4,305
Bill Sargent 7.6% 3,328
John Gay 4.7% 2,075
George Harper 1.9% 813
Mark Mansius 1.3% 554
Total Votes 43,805

Campaign donors

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.[8]


Gay has two children.[1]

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