|U.S. House, Texas, District 4|
|Birthday||December 29, 1949|
Gigliotti attended American University. He then earned his teaching certificate and his BA in Mathematics from Alfred University. Gigliotti is a former teacher and boxer. He is currently the owner of LG Motorsports Incorporated.
Gigliotti's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Government spending is out of control. Neither party has the will to stop this. Since 1980, our national debt has risen from $1 Trillion to $15 Trillion in 2011. Career politicians are not willing to cut anything meaningful."
- Immigration and Border Control
- Excerpt: "Border Control is necessary for the orderly immigration of new citizens into America. The USA was built on orderly, legal immigration — not what is going on today."
- Excerpt: "How much is enough? There has to be a fair tax or sales tax to replace our current income tax system. Legitimate functions of government that do not exceed 18% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are sustainable and justified."
- Second Amendment Gun Rights
- Excerpt: "This right should not even be in question, but that is why we need new strong representatives who understand and abide by the Constitution. Our current crop of Representatives is soft in many areas. They are more interested in “working across the aisle” than working within the Constitution."
- Energy, Oil, Gas, Coal
- Excerpt: "Why would a government get in the way of America’s greatest natural assets? The Energy department has gotten in the way of harvesting our natural resources (as does the EPA). The bureaucratic nonsense must stop and the government must get out of the way."
- Excerpt: "I am pro-life. How is it that a Florida sea turtle egg is more important to the federal government than a human fetus? If you break a sea turtle egg, you are committing a crime, but if you perform an abortion, you get a check from the government via Planned Parenthood?"
- Term Limits
- Excerpt: "I pledge to introduce a term limit bill immediately that will limit a Congressman to 6 years (3 terms) and a Senator to 12 years (2 terms). This will stop the lifetime legislators who are the root of our Washington, DC problems."
Gigliotti ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 4th District. Gigliotti was defeated by incumbent Ralph Hall and John Ratcliffe in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Texas District 4 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Ralph Hall Incumbent||45.4%||29,815|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State, Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.|
After being defeated in the primary election, Gigliotti endorsed incumbent Ralph Hall in his upcoming primary runoff battle with John Ratcliffe. Gigliotti said, "If it’s not me then it’s gotta be Ralph. He’ll do a good job for another two years. I can tell you this: it was a chore to get voters in this district to vote for anyone but Ralph."
|Lou Gigliotti (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 14, 2013||$1,694||$0||$(0)||$1,694|
|July Quarterly||July 12, 2013||$1,694||$300||$(0)||$1,994|
|October Quarterly||October 14, 2013||$1,994||$7,892||$(4,967)||$4,919|
|Year-End||January 10, 2014||$4,919||$80,457||$(5,719)||$79,656|
Gigliotti and his wife, Karen, have two children.
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- United States House of Representatives
- Texas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Texas' 4th Congressional District
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website, "Action Plan," accessed January 17, 2014
- The Texas Tribune, "Primary 2014 Election Results," March 4, 2014
- Texas GOP, "Republican candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "Unofficial Republican primary results," May 29, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Lou Gigliotti April Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Lou Gigliotti July Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Lou Gigliotti October Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Lou Gigliotti Year-End," accessed February 13, 2014
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