Mark Mansius

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Mark Mansius
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 14
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1977
J.D.University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2007
Personal
Place of birthRichland, WA
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
Mark Mansius was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Texas.

Biography

Mansius earned his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1977. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2007. Mansius has worked as a chemical engineer, patent agent, and technical/operations manager.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Mansius' website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Our Constitution - A Limited Government
Excerpt: "I support and will vigorously defend a view of the Constitution as purposed by the Founding Fathers. I will support the nomination of judges, through influence, that will support the Constitution, and its intent, as written, instead of relying on past case law when making decisions on what is right and wrong."
  • The Economy, National Debt, Free Trade and Energy
Excerpt: "I am fiscally conservative and believe in the free-market and the power of entrepreneurship. It is not the government that creates jobs or wealth. No nation has ever spent its way to prosperity or taxed its way to wealth and full employment. Just the opposite."
  • Foreign Policy and Defense
Excerpt: "Our foreign policy should be based on the foundation of George Washington’s policy of “friends with all, alliance with none.” That would in time include withdrawal from the United Nations and financial support for it."
  • A Nation "Truly" under God
Excerpt: "At the Battle of Fort Duquesne in June of 1755, where two-thirds of the British Army were either killed or wounded including their general, General Braddock, George Washington, a Colonial Officer, would receive four bullets into his clothes, have two horses shot out from under him, but he would remain untouched."
  • Tenth Amendment Issues
Excerpt: "Life is a sacred gift. The Declaration of Independence declares that God gave us inalienable right that among those are Life. Abortion is a state issue and needs to be determined in each state just how and when life exists, and how the state will protect it."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Mansius ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 14th District. He was defeated by Felicia Harris and Randy Weber in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[3][4]

U.S. House, Texas District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Weber 27.6% 12,088
Green check mark transparent.pngFelicia Harris 18.9% 8,287
Michael Truncale 14.2% 6,212
Jay Old 14% 6,143
Robert Gonzalez 9.8% 4,305
Bill Sargent 7.6% 3,328
John Gay 4.7% 2,075
George Harper 1.9% 813
Mark Mansius 1.3% 554
Total Votes 43,805

Campaign donors

As of May 9, 2012, Mansius raised $13,533 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $13,242, leaving him with $272 cash on hand. Of that, 85 percent came from candidate self-financing, while 15 percent came from individual contributions.[5]

Personal

Mansius and his wife, Lois, have five children.[1]

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