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Abel Bosquez

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Texas House of Representatives, District 87
PartyDemocratic
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ProfessionProduction Technician
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Abel Bosquez is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 87 of the Texas House of Representatives. Bosquez was a 2012 candidate for District 87 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Union Leadership and Administration, National Labor College
  • Associates of Science in Speech Communications, Amarillo College [1]

Professional Experience

  • Employed by B&W Pantex as a Production Tech since 1982
  • United States Marine Corps active duty from 1976 to 1980
  • United States Marine Corps reserves until 1985[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

Bosquez focused on two main issues on his campaign website:

Education Excerpt:"We need to work on a better educational system and we have the teaching staff to accomplish this feat. We need to address the high school dropout rates and high teenage pregnancies in our school systems. The educational system needs to keep the interest of the students on school excellence. We can do this by bringing back vocational courses that will teach students a trade interest they can use after high school. Not all students are college bound because of lack of funds or the high cost of tuitions but they can learn a trade and will be able to start on a career and be productive citizens in the panhandle. College courses can come later at one’s own pace at local Community Colleges."

Jobs Excerpt: "We need employment opportunities that will keep our graduating high school and college students in the Panhandle. These jobs need to have decent and fair living wages, vacation, sick leave and good health care benefits. The interest in local jobs comes from trades and classes learned in school. Current businesses and corporations will always need blue and white collar workers to design and build additions to current buildings, do electrical, plumbing and cleaning upkeep of these buildings. We can manufacture, erect and maintain the wind turbines going up locally and we can build the roads leading to all these employment opportunities."[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take 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 will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Four Price was unopposed in the Republican primary, and Abel Bosquez was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bosquez will face Price in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bosquez ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 87. Bosquez ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by incumbent Four Price (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFour Price Incumbent 77.3% 32,564
     Democratic Abel Bosquez 22.7% 9,567
Total Votes 42,131

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bosquez ran for election to Texas House of Representatives District 87. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and then defeated by Republican candidate Four Price in the November 2 general election.

Texas House of Representatives, District 87
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Four Price (R) 16,979 77.32%
Abel Bosquez (D) 4,148 18.89%
James Hudspeth (L) 830 3.78%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Bosquez raised $19,554 in campaign donations.[8] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

His five largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Machinists & Aerospace Workers $5,350
Soliz, Joe $2,500
Texas Democratic Party $1,400
Texas Working Families PAC $1,000
Hicks, Roberta $1,000

Organizational Involvement

Community Organizations

  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and has served as District One District Director, Deputy, District Director, District Treasurer, District Chaplain, Council President, Vice President, *Treasurer, and Parliamentarian
  • Served as Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary of Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member of 79107 YES Neighborhood Program
  • Board Member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Advisory School Board
  • Served as Secretary and Board Member High Plain Food Bank
  • Member of American Legion

Union Organizations

  • Member of Teamsters
  • International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers and holds the offices of
  • Local Lodge 1255 Trustee and Legislative Chair
  • Holds the office of Delegate from Local Lodge 1255 and Trusteeon Metal Trades Council
  • Vice-President of Central Labor Council, Delegate from Local Lodge 1255
  • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Member from Local Lodge 1255

Political Organizations

  • Potter County Democratic Chairman, also Potter County Precinct 223 Chairman
  • Texas Democratic County Chairs Association representing Potter County
  • Potter/Randall Democratic Club, member and past President
  • Potter/Randall Democratic Headquarters, Board Member[1]

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