Manuel Valdez

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Manuel Valdez
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 33
PartyDemocratic
Websites
Campaign website
Manuel Valdez was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of Texas.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Valdez's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Our community needs good jobs. While our economy is recovering, we must to do more in all of our communities that comprise the 33rd Congressional District. We need to continue to invest in workforce development and partner with our local community colleges and employers so our citizens can have the skills set for good paying jobs."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Our public schools are the foundation of our country’s future. I was blessed to receive an outstanding education and want that same outstanding education provided to our children and grandchildren. We must improve our nation’s schools if we are to continue to be a leader in the world marketplace."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "No one should have to die because they don’t have access to health care. We need to ensure that insurance companies do not deny coverage to any American based on pre‐existing conditions and do not drop them from coverage when health issues arise."
  • Energy And The Environment
Excerpt: "Our nation’s reliance on foreign oil is a threat to our economy, our national security, and our environment. We need to break our dependence on both foreign and domestic oil and promote the next generation of “green” technology."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "As a veteran, I know firsthand how important is that we honor the men and women who serve our country by developing policy that ensures a smooth transition from military to civilian life and provides benefits to honor our veterans’ service."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Valdez ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 33rd District. He was defeated by Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.[2][3]

U.S. House, Texas District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 36.8% 6,938
Green check mark transparent.pngDomingo Garcia 25% 4,715
Kathleen Hicks 12.6% 2,372
David Alameel 10.9% 2,064
Manuel Valdez 4.7% 884
Steve Salazar 2.6% 482
Chrysta Castaneda 2.1% 395
Jason E. Roberts 1.8% 342
Carlos Quintanilla 1.5% 286
Kyev Tatum, Sr. 1.1% 201
J. R. Molina 1% 189
Total Votes 18,868

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