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Stuart Spitzer
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Texas House of Representatives, District 4
In office
January 13, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolAthens High School, 1986
Associate'sTrinity Valley Community College, 1987
Bachelor'sBaylor University, 1989
M.D.University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1993
Place of birthAthens, Texas
Office website
Campaign website
Stuart Spitzer is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Spitzer earned his B.A. in Chemistry from Baylor University in 1989 and his M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1993. His professional experience includes working as a surgeon.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Spitzer served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2015
County Affairs
Human Services


Campaign themes


Spitzer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "The less regulation and taxes we have, the better private business will be. Business should succeed or fail based on the business model, financial model and the ability to succeed in an open marketplace."


  • Excerpt: "At a minimum the state should stop all inducements to come here illegally. Elimination of sanctuary cities, bilingual education and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants would be a good start. Even these common sense measures have not been passed despite 101 Republicans being in the Texas House last session. I would support these measures."


  • Excerpt: "I am against abortion, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research. I support and will defend traditional East Texas values."

Government Size

  • Excerpt: "Any increase in government transfers our money and our freedom to Austin. I believe in a smaller, more efficient, and more open form of government."



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Stuart Spitzer defeated incumbent Lance Gooden in the Republican primary. Spitzer defeated Frederick Stralow (L) in the general election.[3][4][5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStuart Spitzer 89.1% 26,660
     Libertarian Rick Stralow 10.9% 3,253
Total Votes 29,913


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Spitzer ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 4. Spitzer was defeated by incumbent Lance Gooden in the May 29 primary election.[6][7]

Texas House of Representatives District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLance Gooden Incumbent 54.4% 8,159
Stuart Spitzer 45.6% 6,827
Total Votes 14,986


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Spitzer and his wife, Shari, have two children.[8]

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Preceded by
Lance Gooden (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 4
Succeeded by