Wade Brown

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Wade Brown
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 11
High schoolJack C. Hays High School
Bachelor'sSouthwest Texas State University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Coast Guard Reserves
Service branchU.S. Marine Corps
Date of birthFebruary 11, 1970
Place of birthBig Lake, Texas
Campaign website
Wade Brown campaign logo
Wade Brown (b. February 11, 1970, in Big Lake, TX) was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 11th Congressional District of Texas. He previously ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2012.[1]


Brown earned his bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University. He has served in the military for over 20 years, first in the United States Coast Guard Reserves, then in the Marines as an Active Duty Officer and currently in the Marine Corps Reserve.[2]


Campaign themes


Brown's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Federal Spending and the National Debt
Excerpt: "As of December 2013, we have a national debt of over $17 trillion; we have over $126 trillion in unfunded liabilities. Mike Conaway has directly supported this massive, big-government spending. Wade Brown has a plan of action, and not just more empty words."
  • Border Security
Excerpt: "Illegal immigration is a national security issue and requires urgent action. Wade supports a stand-alone bill establishing a 100% standard of control of people and goods entering our country."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Controlled, legal immigration, where the economic needs of our nation are the priorities, is healthy and essential; it is a vital aspect of our history and culture. Illegal immigration is a crime and should be punished, not with imprisonment, but with federally-imposed minimum fines and waiting periods."
  • The Economy
Excerpt: "Our economy is affected by many interrelated factors. At the root of the issue is a basic ideological struggle between two opposing philosophies. One side wants more government intervention in the economy, the other side wants less."
  • Taxation, the Fair Tax, and the First and Fourth Amendments
Excerpt: "The Fair Tax is not "one option" for tax reform - it is "THE solution" that Wade Brown supports. The income tax violates our First and Fourth Amendment rights and was only made possible by the passage of the 16th Amendment. The Fair Tax is the only plan that protects our liberties and adequately funds our government."



See also: Texas' 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Brown ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 11th District. Brown was defeated by incumbent Mike Conaway (Texas) in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.[4][5]

U.S. House, Texas District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Conaway Incumbent 73.7% 53,272
Wade Brown 26.3% 19,010
Total Votes 72,282
Source: Texas Secretary of State


See also: Texas' 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Brown ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 11th District. He was defeated by incumbent Mike Conaway (Texas) in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[6][7]


Brown currently resides in May, Texas, with his wife, Sarah, and their four children.[2]

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