Will Hurd

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Will Hurd
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 23
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolJohn Marshall High School
Campaign website
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Will Hurd is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 23rd Congressional District of Texas.[1] Hurd will face incumbent Pete Gallego (D) and Ruben Corvalan (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014. Texas' 23rd Congressional District is a battleground in 2014.


Hurd attended Texas A&M University. He then spent nearly a decade working primarily in the Middle East and South Asia as an undercover officer in the CIA. After leaving the CIA, Hurd joined the Crumpton Group as a partner and helped build the cybersecurity company FusionX.[2]


Campaign themes


Hurd's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Protecting a citizen’s right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
  • Decreasing the regulatory burdens facing those creating and expanding businesses.
  • Protecting our economic future by balancing our budget and simplifying our tax code.
  • Ensuring our ability to be energy independent.
  • Pursuing a foreign policy that is based on clear political and economic goals.
  • Securing our borders by making border security, countering drug traffickers and fighting cyber criminals a national intelligence priority.
  • Reaffirming the Republican Party as the party of all Americans trying to move up the economic ladder.



See also: Texas' 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Texas' 23rd Congressional District is a battleground district in 2014 due to the fact that the seat is currently held by a Democrat, but the district has a slight Republican lean and was won by the Republican presidential candidate in both 2008 and 2012. Incumbent Pete Gallego faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Will Hurd and Francisco Canseco advanced to a runoff election over Robert Lowry. Hurd triumphed over Canseco in the runoff primary on May 27, 2014. Gallego and Hurd will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014, along with Libertarian candidate Ruben Corvalan.[4][5]

U.S. House, Texas District 23 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWill Hurd 41% 10,496
Green check mark transparent.pngFrancisco Canseco 40.3% 10,332
Robert Lowry 18.7% 4,796
Total Votes 25,624
Source: Texas Secretary of State
U.S. House, Texas District 23 Runoff Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWill Hurd 59.5% 8,699
Francisco Canseco 40.5% 5,930
Total Votes 14,629
Source: Texas Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.


Following his defeat in the primary, Robert Lowry threw his support behind Hurd. He said, "Will Hurd has actually fought to protect and defend our Constitution. He will fight for our privacy and our liberty. I know he won't say one thing and go to Washington and do another. I asked my supporters for their input on this important decision and an overwhelming majority thought Will was the best choice. I believe he will stand up to the broken system of DC insider politics, and will represent we the people back here at home, as opposed to just towing the line of the party's leadership."[6]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hurd's reports.

Will Hurd (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[7]July 15, 2013$0.00$116,049.00$(15,065.00)$100,984.00
October Quarterly[8]October 15, 2013$100,984.00$154,789.00$(43,810.64)$211,962.36
Year-End[9]January 31, 2014$211,962$53,985$(62,321)$203,625
Pre-Primary[10]February 20, 2014$203,625$42,587$(129,951)$116,261
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$116,261$79,851$(155,851)$40,260
Pre-Runoff[12]May 15, 2014$40,260$90,848$(59,915)$71,192
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2014$71,192$181,196$(102,199)$150,189
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2014$150,189$424,873$(372,581)$202,481
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