Randy Rives

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Randy Rives
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Candidate for
Texas State Senate, District 31
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Randy Rives was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 31 of the Texas State Senate.


Campaign themes

Rives' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"While serving on the Ector County School Board, Randy worked to give teachers a raise and approve a multimillion dollar project to improve technology without raising taxes."


  • Excerpt:"Randy believes funding should be used in the classroom to teach kids skills needed to be competitive in the job marketplace with focus on back-to-basics math, phonics, grammar, spelling, writing, and science. He believes in the accuracy of U.S. History that honors our American founders' traditions and values."


  • Excerpt:"The oil industry has been instrumental in creating jobs and stimulating our sluggish economy. Randy will work to prevent excessive regulations on the oil industry so that Texas can continue to enjoy our resources and a thriving economy."


  • Excerpt:"Randy supports the Arizona bill passed as their effort to crack down on illegal immigration. Randy would support similar legislation inTexas. Randy supports immigrants who come to America and applauds their effort to improve their quality of life, but believes illegal immigration imposes a significant and unfair drain on taxpayers due to the financial demand placed on our legal citizens who contribute in having to provide free services such as health care, education, and other government services for those who are here illegally."


  • Excerpt:"Randy supports the citizen’s right to bear arms and supports “Conceal and Carry” legislation for college campuses."



See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Rives ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 31. Rives was defeated by Kel Seliger in the May 29 primary election.[2][3]

Texas State Senate District 31 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKel Seliger Incumbent 75.9% 49,966
Randy Rives 24.1% 15,874
Total Votes 65,840

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