Sam Houston

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Sam Houston
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Former candidate for
Attorney General of Texas
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
J.D.Baylor University
Place of birthColorado City, Texas
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Sam Houston (b. Colorado City, Texas) was a Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Texas in the 2014 elections. Sam Houston lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Following his graduation from law school, Houston joined the firm of Andrews & Kurth. He is currently a partner at Shepherd, Scott, Clawater & Houston, L.L.P.[1]


  • Bachelor's, University of Texas in Austin
  • J.D., Baylor Law School



See also: Texas attorney general election, 2014

Houston ran for election to the office of Attorney General of Texas. Houston won the Democratic nomination in the unopposed primary on March 4, 2014.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


General election
Attorney General of Texas, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Paxton 58.8% 2,742,646
     Democrat Sam Houston 38% 1,773,108
     Libertarian Jamie Balagia 2.5% 118,186
     Green Jamar Osborne 0.6% 29,590
Total Votes 4,663,530
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.


Sam Houston was a 2008 Democratic candidate for the Texas Supreme Court, challenging Republican Justice J. Dale Wainwright for Place 7 on November 4, 2008 ballot.

Wainwright was re-elected to the court in 2008.[3]

Candidate IncumbentSeatPartyElection %
Dale Wainwright ApprovedA YesPlace 7Republican51%
Sam Houston NoPlace 7Democratic45.8%
David Smith NoPlace 7Libertarian3%

On why he ran for office

From a questionnaire featured in The Houston Chronicle:

I am a Democrat and a trial lawyer. It has been my impression and many others (including noted professors at the major law schools here in the state) that our Supreme Court frequently disregards jury verdicts and too often sides with defendants and corporations. I believe that it is time to balance our court, which will best happen by electing a trial lawyer with experience who is also a Democrat. [4]

Off the Kuff, (2008) [5]

At Texas's Democratic Convention

Houston addressed Texas delegates at Texas's 2008 Democratic Convention:

Excerpt: "Our civil justice system is under attack....Our Supreme Court has forgotten several things....They've forgotten that our civil justice system is for everyone. The [Texas] Supreme Court...has become an activist court...the cases decided by our court today will effect you, your children, and your children's children....I've got a great ballot name, but there's got to be more."

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