John Wieder

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John Wieder
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 14
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolAlvin High School, 1967
Associate'sCollege of Mainland, 1976
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston, 1980
Campaign website
John Wieder was a 2014 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Texas.[1] John Wieder lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Wieder unsuccessfully sought election to the 9th Congressional District seat in 2012. He was defeated by Democratic incumbent Al Green on November 6, 2012.[2]


Wieder graduated from Keesler AFB in 1969. He went on to receive his AAS in computer science and real estate from the College of Mainland in 1976. Wieder then earned his BBA from the University of Houston.

Wieder served in the United States Air Force and is a Vietnam veteran. He has worked as a real estate broker and insurance broker.[3]


Campaign themes


Wieder stated the following about his political philosophy in a bio submission to Ballotpedia:[3]

"Stop Abortion, Free the innocent in Jail, Smaller Government (but with saftey net for individuals, not corporations), Fair Tax (includes no tax option), Prayer back in School, Solve immigration(includes required seminars to teach american living, leaving the barrio behind, ect), Cut foreign aid, get out of the wars(including United Nations), Responsive to all, Liberty and Justice for all, One nation, under GOD.... "



See also: Texas' 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Wieder ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 14th District. Wieder won the Libertarian Party nomination at the state convention in April 2014.[4] He was defeated by incumbent Randy Weber (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 14 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Weber Incumbent 61.9% 90,116
     Democratic Donald Brown 36.1% 52,545
     Libertarian John Wieder 2.1% 3,037
Total Votes 145,698
Source: Texas Secretary of State


See also: Texas' 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Wieder ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 9th District. He ran as a Libertarian candidate. He ran against Steve Mueller (R), incumbent Al Green (D), and Vanessa Foster (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Texas District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAl Green Incumbent 78.5% 144,075
     Republican Steve Mueller 19.7% 36,139
     Green Vanessa Foster 0.9% 1,743
     Libertarian John Wieder 0.9% 1,609
Total Votes 183,566
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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