|U.S. House, Texas, District 23|
|January 3, 2015 - Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Pete Gallego (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$25.02 in 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|High school||John Marshall High School|
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.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Hurd's academic, professional and political career:
- 2015-Present: U.S. Representative from Texas' 23rd Congressional District
- 2000-2009: Central Intelligence Agency
- 2000: Graduated from Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University with a B.S.
Hurd serves on the following committees:
- Homeland Security Committee
- Oversight and Government Reform Committee
- Small Business Committee
Hurd's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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.
Texas' 23rd Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014 due to the fact that the seat was held by a Democrat, but the district had 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. Hurd ultimately defeated incumbent Gallego and Libertarian candidate Ruben Corvalan in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Texas District 23 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Pete Gallego Incumbent||47.7%||55,037|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State|
|U.S. House, Texas District 23 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State|
|U.S. House, Texas District 23 Runoff Republican Primary, 2014|
|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."
Comprehensive donor history
Comprehensive donor information for Hurd is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Hurd raised a total of $1,515,959 during that time period. This information was last updated on February 3, 2015.
|Will Hurd's Campaign Contribution History|
|2014||U.S. House (Texas, District 23)||$1,515,959|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,515,959|
Hurd won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Hurd's campaign committee raised a total of $1,515,959 and spent $1,437,693. This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.
Cost per vote
Hurd spent $25.02 per general election vote received in 2014.
|U.S. House, Texas District 23, 2014 - Will Hurd Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$2,671,626|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$2,677,652|
|Top contributors to Will Hurd's campaign committee|
|US Dept of State||$10,700|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$112,173|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
Below are Hurd's FEC reports.
|Will Hurd (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0.00||$116,049.00||$(15,065.00)||$100,984.00|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$100,984.00||$154,789.00||$(43,810.64)||$211,962.36|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$211,962||$53,985||$(62,321)||$203,625|
|Pre-Primary||February 20, 2014||$203,625||$42,587||$(129,951)||$116,261|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$116,261||$79,851||$(155,851)||$40,260|
|Pre-Runoff||May 15, 2014||$40,260||$90,848||$(59,915)||$71,192|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2014||$71,192||$181,196||$(102,199)||$150,189|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2014||$150,189||$424,873||$(372,581)||$202,481|
|Pre-General||October 23, 2014||$202,481||$117,016||$(207,398)||$112,099|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Will + Hurd + Texas + Congress"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- United States House of Representatives
- Texas' 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014
- Texas' 23rd Congressional District
- My San Antonio, "Republican Hurd to challenge Gallego in District 23," June 3, 2013
- The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
- Campaign website, "About Will," accessed January 27, 2014
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "HURD, William Ballard, (1977 - )," accessed January 21, 2015
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015
- Campaign website, "Issues," accessed January 27, 2014
- The Texas Tribune, "Primary 2014 Election Results," March 4, 2014
- Associated Press, "Election Results May 27, 2014," accessed May 27, 2014
- Burnt Orange Report, "CD-23, Third Place Finisher Dr. Robert Lowry Endorses Will Hurd Over Fmr. Rep. Quico Canseco," April 8, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Will Hurd," accessed February 3, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Will Hurd 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 1, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 1, 2015
- Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd Pre-Primary," accessed May 2, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd April Quarterly," accessed May 2, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd Pre-Runoff," accessed July 25, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Will Hurd Pre-General," accessed November 24, 2014
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