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Kenneth Sanders
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 6
High schoolDunbar High School
Bachelor'sSouthern University, 1999
Date of birthOctober 18, 1973
Place of birthFort Worth, TX
ProfessionManufacturing management and procurement
Campaign website
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Kenneth Sanders was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Texas.

Sanders was defeated by Republican incumbent Joe Barton on November 6, 2012.[1]


Sanders earned his bachelor's degree from Southern University in 1999. He has worked in manufacturing management and procurement for the last ten years.[2]


Campaign themes


Sanders' campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "For years before the economic crisis, middle-class security had been slipping away. Wages are stagnate while the cost of living increases. Once elected, my top priority in Congress is job creation."
  • Education
Excerpt: "America has to out-educate the rest of the world to be competitive in the global economy; education will be a national priority. Higher education cannot be a luxury, it is an economic necessity."
  • Affordable Healthcare
Excerpt: "I will continue the work started by Democratic colleagues in Congress that passed the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The historic reform expands access to affordable care and establishes patient protections—because no one should ever go broke because they get sick."



See also: Texas' 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Sanders ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 6th District. He defeated Brianna Hinojosa-Flores and Don Jaquess in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012. He ran against incumbent Joe Barton (R), Hugh Chauvin (L) and Brandon Parmer (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton Incumbent 58% 145,019
     Democratic Kenneth Sanders 39.2% 98,053
     Libertarian Hugh Chauvin 1.9% 4,847
     Green Brandon Parmer 0.8% 2,017
Total Votes 249,936
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


File:Kenneth Sanders 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG
Breakdown of the source of Sanders' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

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