R.W. Bray

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R.W. Bray
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Candidate for
Texas State Senate, District 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 26, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
(dead link) Campaign website
R.W. Bray was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 6 of the Texas State Senate.[1]

Bray was also a 2012 Republican candidate for District 6 of the Texas State Senate.


Bray served in the United States Air Force.[2]


Campaign themes

Bray's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]


  • "Supports responsible offshore drilling"
  • "Supports small business development"
  • "Opposes unnecessary government spending"


  • "Supports pay increase for teachers"
  • "Supports private sector funded education"
  • "Opposes unrealistic increases in college tuition"


  • "Supports transportation reform"
  • "Supports more local control of transportation projects"


  • "Supports the 10th Amendment"
  • "Supports the 2nd Amendment"
  • "Supports Property Rights"



See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Bray ran for election in the special election for Texas State Senate District 6. The seat was vacant following Mario Gallegos's death in October 2012. Bray lost facing Carol Alvarado (D), Sylvia Garcia (D), Susan Delgado (D), Rodolfo M. Reyes (D), Joaquin Martinez (R), Dorothy Marie Olmos (R) and Maria Selva (G) in the special election on January 26, 2013. The top two vote-getters, Alvarado and Garcia, went to a runoff.[3][1][4][5][6][7]

Texas State Senate, District 6, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSylvia Garcia 45.4% 7,424
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Alvarado 41.6% 6,813
     Democratic Susan Delgado 0.3% 53
     Democratic Joaquin Martinez 2.5% 405
     Democratic Rodolfo M. Reyes 0.8% 125
     Republican R.W. Bray 6.2% 1,015
     Republican Dorothy Olmos 2.8% 461
     Green Maria Selva 0.4% 73
Total Votes 16,369


See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Bray ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 6. Bray ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. Although incumbent Mario Gallegos died in October 2012, his name remained on the ballot, with votes exceeding those of Bray. A special election to fill the seat was set for January 26, 2013.[8]

Texas State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMario Gallegos Incumbent 70.9% 93,289
     Republican R.W. Bray 29.1% 38,201
Total Votes 131,490


Bray is affiliated with the following organizations:[2]

  • Vice President of Houstons Young Republicans
  • Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals
  • Frederick Douglass Foundation
  • Booker T. Washington Society

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