Michael Truncale

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Michael Truncale
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 14
Bachelor'sLamar University
Master'sUniversity of North Texas
J.D.Southern Methodist University
Place of birthJefferson County, TX
Campaign website
Michael Truncale was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 14th Congressional District of Texas.[1]


Truncale earned his BBA in Economics from Lamar University. He went on to receive his M.B.A. from the University of North Texas. He later earned a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.[2]


Campaign themes


Truncale's campaign website listed the following things which he is in favor of or opposed to:[3]

  • Michael FAVORS:
"A Federal Balanced Budget Amendment, Strong Pro-Life and Pro-Family Values, Less Government; Lower Taxes, Economic Reform for Private Sector Job Creation, Border Security and Immigration Reform, Defending our Constitution, Protecting Individual Freedoms, Protecting State’s Rights, Defending 2nd Amendment Rights, Strong National Defense & Military, Clean Environment Standards Based on Energy Independence, Fewer Governmental Regulations."
  • Michael OPPOSES:
"Tax Increases, Liberalism and Socialism, Obamacare, Amnesty, Runaway National Debt, Unfunded Federal Mandates, Federal Government Intrusion Into Our Daily Lives and Federal Government Expansion."



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

Truncale ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 14th District. He was defeated by Felicia Harris and Randy Weber in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[4][5]

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, Truncale raised $434,934 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $276,536, leaving him with $158,397 cash on hand. Of that, 89 percent came from individual contributions, while eight percent came from candidate self-financing. Another two percent came from PAC contributions.[6]


Truncale and his wife, Denise, have two children.[2]

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