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Adela Garza

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Adela Garza
Adela Garza.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 34
Bachelor'sPan American University, 1987
Date of birthJune 8, 1952
ProfessionSmall business owner
Campaign website
Adela Garza was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 34th Congressional District of Texas.


Campaign themes


Garza's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Education
Excerpt: "Education is the basis for a strong and vibrant economy. The needs and demands of education vary greatly by state and we must respect that. If we want our education system to improve, we must allow the states to determine what the best practices are."
  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "As a small business owner, I understand that it is people – not government – who create jobs. We must empower our local communities to create jobs by supporting policies that promote a favorable business climate."
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "In every household, there are limitations on your budget. If you spend more than you take in for too long, you will begin to pile under debt from which you cannot escape. It is a similar story with our federal government."
  • Pro-Life
Excerpt: "As a practicing Catholic, I firmly believe in the sanctity of human life. It is because of this principle that I believe our federal government should not use tax dollars to fund abortions. I will be a vocal defender of our unborn on Capitol Hill."
  • Commitment to Veterans
Excerpt: "Our brave men and women of the military have earned our eternal gratitude through their many acts of valor. We thank them for their service in defense of our nation, its people, and its values."



See also: Texas' 34th congressional district elections, 2012

Garza ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 34th District. She and Jessica Puente Bradshaw defeated Paul Haring in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. She was then defeated by Bradshaw in the July 31 runoff.[2][3][4]

U.S. House of Representatives Runoff Election, Texas, Congressional District 34 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Puente Bradshaw 55.3% 5,309
Adele Garza 44.7% 4,287
Total Votes 9,596


Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Garza's reports.[6]

Adela Garza (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 14, 2012$0$73,704.51$(17,878.38)$55,826.13
Pre-Primary[8]May 12, 2012$55,826.13$6,807.85$(31,886.05)$30,747.93
July Quarterly[9]July 3, 2012$30,747.93$12,794.03$(23,708.73)$19,833.23
Pre-Runoff[10]July 17, 2012$19,833.23$7,760$(2,451.46)$25,141.77
Running totals


Garza and her husband, Faustino, have four children.[11]

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