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Stephen Takach
Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 36
High schoolLiberty High School, 1980
Bachelor'sLamar University, 1991, BBA in Accounting
Date of birthApril 18, 1962
Place of birthWeirton, WV
ProfessionFinancial Advisor
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Stephen Takach was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 36th Congressional District of Texas.


Takach earned his BBA in Accounting from Lamar University in May, 1991. Takach has been married to his wife, Holly, since 1990. They have two children, Morgan and Rebecka, aged 13 and 6. Takach worked in a steel mill in Liberty, Texas. He worked his way through college as owner/operator of Takach Amusement Company. After college he worked for Panhandle Eastern for three years in various accounting related capacities. Takach has been a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments since 1994. Some of the accolades he received include:

  • Takach is ranked in the top one percent of all Edward Jones offices nationwide. He has been invited to attend the Edward Jones Managing Partner Conference every year since 2007. This conference is for the top three percent of all Edward Jones Financial Advisors.
  • Named Best Financial Advisor in 2007 in The Baytown Sun’s People’s Choice Award
  • Ranked #1 for Client Service Excellence in Region 190 (2008)


Campaign themes


Fewer Taxes, More Jobs

Stephen wants to limit the burden of government on American families. He knows that businesses are the engine of America and the only way to grow the economy and create jobs. He will encourage investment and job creation right here in America. Stephen believes that Congress should be focused on a pro-growth economic agenda.


As a degreed accountant and financial adviser, Stephen knows how to balance a budget. He understands that Congress does not have a revenue problem, but a spending problem. The American people have to live within their means,why doesn’t the federal government? He is opposed to continuing to raise the debt ceiling without drastic cuts to offset the overspending by Congress. Stephen will go to Congress and use his business principles to work with other members to balance the budget, stop tax increases and eliminate wasteful spending.


Stephen knows that our efforts to fight illegal immigration and control our borders have been disappointing to most Americans. Protection of our borders is of the highest priority, because illegal immigration is a drain on the infrastructure of this country. Not only is it a drain on this country’s resources, but uncontrolled borders allow terrorists, drug dealers and gang members access to our society. Stephen supports putting in place more border patrol agents to secure the border once and for all.



See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2012

Takach ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 36th District. He and Steve Stockman defeated Jerry Doyle, Jim Engstrand, Ky D. Griffin, Mike Jackson, Chuck Meyer, Kim Morrell, Lois Dickson Myers, Keith Casey, Daniel Whitton, and Tim Wintill in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012. He was subsequently defeated by Stockman in the runoff on July 31.[1][2][3][4]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 Runoff Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 55.3% 21,472
Stephen Takach 44.7% 17,378
Total Votes 38,850
U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Takach Incumbent 22.4% 12,208
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 21.8% 11,858
Mike Jackson 19.8% 10,786
Jim Engstrand 9.4% 5,114
Ky D. Griffin 7.4% 4,025
Charles Meyer 4% 2,156
Kim Morrell 3.5% 1,930
Lois Dickson Myers 2.9% 1,558
Jerry Doyle 2.7% 1,479
Keith Casey 2.3% 1,225
Daniel Whitton 2% 1,110
Tim Wintill 1.8% 984
Total Votes 54,433


Takach has been married to his wife, Holly, since 1990. They have two children, Morgan and Rebecka, aged 13 and 6.

Community Involvement

Takach is involved with the following community organizations:

  • Member of Baytown Chamber of Commerce since 1994
    • Former Chamber Ambassador
  • Member of the Baytown Hispanic Chamber of Commerce since 2002
  • Member Baytown Kiwanis 1995-2009
  • Hixon Fellow 1998
  • YMCA Century Club 1998, 2000, 2001

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Takach's reports.[5]

Stephen Takach (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]April 13, 2012$0$54,786$(51,695.96)$3,090.04
Pre-Primary[7]May 16, 2012$3,090.04$292,938$(243,870.67)$52,157.37
July Quarterly[8]July 14, 2012$52,157.37$186,455.82$(172,534)$66,079.19
Pre-Runoff[9]July 16, 2012$66,079.19$12,375$(53,181.48)$25,272.71
Running totals

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