|Former candidate for|
|Texas House of Representatives, District 11|
|High school||Alto High School|
|Bachelor's||Texas State University|
|Place of birth||Mexico|
Sevilla earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Political Communication from Texas State University. Sevilla interned for Rep. Bob Griggs (R) and Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D) for three legislative sessions. His professional experience includes working on his family's farm; Sevilla is also a futures trader.
Sevilla's website reprised themes from the 2012 campaign.
Sevilla's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- "Should be our guide in making decisions for the welfare of our community and government."
- "Voters within a school district should have the right to vote on whether or not to allow prayer in their public schools."
- "Public schools should have less emphasis on testing and more of a focus on education and discipline."
- "We must get back to the basics of reading, writing, and math. Standardized testing should be used for collecting information and not for determining which schools or teachers should be rewarded or punished."
- "Public school employees should have the same healthcare benefits as state employees."
- "Members on the State Board of Education should be required to have at least 20 years of teaching experience."
- "Tony is not against people wanting to work, pay taxes, learn English, and go through the legal process to be Americans, but he cannot support foreigners who come into our country to take advantage of our programs and disrespect our values."
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. Incumbent Travis Clardy defeated Tony Sevilla in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
|Texas House of Representatives District 11 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Chuck Hopson (advanced to runoff) Incumbent||47.1%||9,253|
|Travis Clardy (advanced to runoff)||46.3%||9,093|
Born in Mexico, Sevilla became a U.S. citizen on September 28, 2011.
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- Official campaign website
- Tony Sevilla on Facebook
- Tony Sevilla on Twitter
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from The Texas Tribune
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed December 2, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Tony Sevilla's Biography," accessed February 18, 2014
- Tony Sevilla Campaign, "About Tony," accessed February 18, 2014
- Tony Sevilla Campaign, "Platform," accessed February 18, 2014
- tony4thepeople.com, "Platform," accessed May 25, 2012 (timed out)
- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2012 Election and Candidate Information," accessed June 12, 2012
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
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