Steve Salazar

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Steve Salazar
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 33
Campaign website
Steve Salazar was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of Texas.


Campaign themes


Salazar's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Steve is dedicated to rebuilding a strong middle-class and protecting the American Dream. This means supporting well-paying jobs, enacting trade policies with China that level the playing field for the American worker, and eliminating the tax incentives that lead corporations to ship jobs overseas."
  • Tax Fairness for the Middle Class
Excerpt: "Steve will fight to repeal the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, pass the "Buffet Rule," and to ensure that big corporations pay their fair share of taxes."
  • Fighting Special Interests
Excerpt: "Steve is committed to fighting corruption in Wall Street and Washington, ending the misuse of federal funds to benefit big corporations that take jobs overseas while they evade taxes in America."
  • Energy and the Environment
Excerpt: "Steve supports Pres. Obama in his efforts to reduce oil dependency from foreign countries. In Congress, he will push for clean energy and technologies to create green jobs that allow us to be more competitive across the world and energy independent at home."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "The son of a Mexican immigrant, Steve is an avid supporter of the DREAM Act and Comprehensive Immigration Reform and will work to fix our broken immigration system, providing a fair path to citizenship for the millions of potential new Americans that currently live in the shadows."



See also: Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Salazar ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 33rd District. He was defeated by Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.[2][3]

U.S. House, Texas District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 36.8% 6,938
Green check mark transparent.pngDomingo Garcia 25% 4,715
Kathleen Hicks 12.6% 2,372
David Alameel 10.9% 2,064
Manuel Valdez 4.7% 884
Steve Salazar 2.6% 482
Chrysta Castaneda 2.1% 395
Jason E. Roberts 1.8% 342
Carlos Quintanilla 1.5% 286
Kyev Tatum, Sr. 1.1% 201
J. R. Molina 1% 189
Total Votes 18,868

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