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Justin Hewlett

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Justin Hewlett
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 25
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Mayor, Cleburne
Education
Bachelor'sTexas Agricultural & Mechanical University, 1981
Personal
Place of birthCleburne, TX
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionChurch of Christ
Websites
Campaign website
Justin Hewlett was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 25th Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Grow America’s economy and spur new job growth.
Excerpt: "I’ve spent the last 28 years in the private sector building and growing small businesses— a skill set that’s desperately needed in Washington. I’ll use my experience to ensure our federal government operates more like a business and much less like a bureaucracy."
  • Our economy also is hindered by a federal tax code that is in desperate need of reform.
Excerpt: "It’s unfair, inefficient and complex, as well as a burden on many small businesses. And with almost half the population not paying taxes, it places an unfair burden on those of us who do."
  • Cut wasteful spending to reduce our national debt.
Excerpt: "More national debt has been accumulated during President Barack Obama’s administration than the other 43 presidents combined, with a jaw-dropping $3 million added every minute."
  • Put an end to ObamaCare.
Excerpt: "When President Obama’s national heath care scheme was signed into law, the program’s cost was expected to be approximately $940 billion. Today, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the cost is actually somewhere around $1.76 trillion."
  • Oppose any tax increase on working families.
Excerpt: "For far too long, hardworking families in Central Texas have subsidized the free-spending ways of Washington. I’m committed to making sure the federal government doesn’t take any more from your pockets than it already does."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 25th Congressional District elections, 2012

Hewlett ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 25th District. He was defeated by Wes Riddle and Roger Williams in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[3][4]

U.S. House, Texas District 25 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Williams 25.1% 12,894
Green check mark transparent.pngWes Riddle 14.6% 7,481
Justin Hewlett 12% 6,178
Dave Garrison 11.9% 6,133
Michael Williams 10.5% 5,392
Dianne Costa 9.4% 4,810
Brian Matthews 3.6% 1,824
Charlie Holcomb 3.3% 1,690
Chad Wilbanks 3.1% 1,593
Bill Burch 3.1% 1,575
James Dillon 2.3% 1,174
Ernie Beltz, Jr. 1.2% 596
Total Votes 51,340

Campaign donors

As of May 9, 2012, Hewlett raised $207,930 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $155,954, leaving him with $51,977 cash on hand. Of that, 74 percent came from candidate self-financing, while 26 percent came from individual contributions.[5]

Personal

Hewlett and his wife, Sydney, have four children.[6]

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