Katrina Pierson

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Katrina Pierson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 32
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Dallas
Websites
Campaign website
Katrina Pierson campaign logo
Katrina Pierson was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 32nd Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Biography

Pierson earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her professional work has been in the health care industry. Politically, Pierson has worked as an activist. She is the founder of the Garland Tea Party and also a member of the Texas Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Pierson's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Healthcare & ObamaCare
Excerpt: "There is perhaps no single government program that poses a greater threat to our life, liberty and prosperity than the “Affordable Care Act,” generally referred to as “ObamaCare.” The more the American people learn about ObamaCare, the less they like it—and with good reason."
  • Corruption & Transparency
Excerpt: "On the campaign trail in 2008, Barack Obama promised us “the most transparent administration in history.” And yet, the reality has been anything but. He promised that the negotiations over ObamaCare would be broadcast on C-SPAN, but they weren’t. He promised an end to revolving door politics, where staffers become lobbyists and lobbyists become staffers. This didn’t happen."
  • Immigration & Border Security
Excerpt: "There is nothing more patriotic than a secure border and ensuring that the path to citizenship – i.e. becoming a legal citizen of the United States of America — means something. Being a citizen means opportunity, freedom, a better life and being a part of the real American dream. Our national security simply cannot exist without a secure border."
  • Jobs & Economy
Excerpt: "In history, there are only two models for how goods and services are produced and traded , thereby creating or not creating prosperity. The first model is from the primitive dawn of time wherein transactions between people take place by force, regulation or rule, causing one person to win what another person loses. It is referred to as a “zero sum game”, or “redistribution.” It creates no new wealth or prosperity, merely moves prosperity to the most powerful or influential."
  • Spending & Taxes
Excerpt: "We’re now over $17,000,000,000,000 in debt — a number that exceeds our Gross Domestic Product. For the first time in history, the federal government’s bond ratings have been downgraded. Year after year, the Treasury Department has been telling us our fiscal path is “unsustainable”—and yet, Congress continues to spend and spend. We the people have had enough."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 32nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Pierson ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 32nd District. Pierson was defeated by incumbent Pete Sessions in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 32 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPete Sessions Incumbent 63.6% 28,981
Katrina Pierson 36.4% 16,574
Total Votes 45,555
Source: Texas Secretary of State

Endorsements

Pierson was endorsed by FreedomWorks for America, the political arm of the nonprofit group FreedomWorks. In a statement, the PAC's president, Matt Kibbe, said, "Katrina Pierson has led the fight to elect principled conservatives across the state of Texas for years. While incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions seems more concerned with keeping his seat at the leadership table, Katrina understands the importance of connecting to the grassroots at home and sticking to your guns in Washington."

Pierson was also endorsed by Rafael Cruz, Senator Ted Cruz's father. He said, "She’s a strict constitutionalist. She’s a strong conservative and she wants to do what’s right."[5]

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Pierson's reports.

Katrina Pierson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[6]October 17, 2013$0$36,543$(3,070)$33,472
Year-End[7]January 29, 2014$33,472$39,655$(22,878)$50,248
Running totals
$76,198$(25,948)

Personal

Pierson and her son, Christopher, live in Garland, Texas.[2]

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