Barbara Carrasco

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Barbara Carrasco
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 16
Bachelor'sNew Mexico State University
Place of birthNew Mexico
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Campaign website
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Barbara Carrasco was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 16th Congressional District of Texas. She faces Corey Roen in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.

Carrasco was defeated by Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke on November 6, 2012.[1]


Carrasco earned her Bachelor's of business administration in finance from New Mexico State University. She is currently employed as a small business owner.


Campaign themes


Carrasco's campaign website listed the following issues: [2]

  • Job Creation And The Economy
Excerpt: "I am a businesswomen who knows that the federal government cannot create jobs, but must create an environment which encourages private sector jobs if we are to ever get our citizens working again."
  • Fort Bliss
Excerpt: "Fort Bliss is an economic engine and population boon which provides economic benefits to El Paso. I will carry the torch for Fort Bliss to ensure that the expansion of Fort Bliss and the economic benefits which El Paso enjoys, continue."
  • Immigration Reform And Border Security
Excerpt: "I will be a strong advocate for real solutions for controlling the borders and will not accept reform made in a piecemeal fashion."
  • International Bridges
Excerpt: "The inefficiency at the border is having a direct, negative effect on our economy, workforce and manufacturing as well as on our sister city, Juarez."
  • Government Spending & Accountability
Excerpt: "The time has come to take a hard look at government spending and accountability in Washington. D.C. and ensure that the policies, programs and people are working in the best interest of Americans."
  • Medicare And Social Security
Excerpt: "I support efforts to reform Medicare and Social Security in a responsible and meaningful way."
  • Overreaching Policies By The Obama Administration
Excerpt: "I will work in Congress to repeal Obama Care and things such as ATM card fees as a result of Dodd Frank, as well as work to protect Texas businesses from over regulation and replace these policies with solutions, which empower the individual American and remove government from our everyday lives."
  • Protecting The Second Amendment
Excerpt: "I am a strong believer in the right to bear arms and I will vote in Congress to protect our 2nd Amendment rights."
  • Protection Of The Sanctity Of Life And Marriage
Excerpt: "I am pro-life and I support traditional marriage and believe that government policies should work to protect the lives of the innocent."



See also: Texas' 16th congressional district elections, 2012

Carrasco ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 16th District. She defeated Corey Roen in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012. She ran against Beto O'Rourke (D) and Junart Sodoy (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[3][4]

U.S. House, Texas District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeto O'Rourke 65.4% 101,403
     Republican Barbara Carrasco 32.9% 51,043
     Libertarian Junart Sodoy 1.7% 2,559
Total Votes 155,005
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Carrasco's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Carrasco did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Carrasco's campaign committee raised a total of $132,479 and spent $132,575.[5]

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Carrasco is married and has two children and one grandchild.

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