Bill Burch

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Bill Burch
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 25
PartyRepublican
Personal
BirthdayOctober 5, 1951
Place of birthFort Worth, TX
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionChurch of Christ
Websites
Campaign website
Bill Burch was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 25th Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Economy & Jobs
Excerpt: "Bill Burch believes our country is unique in that we have the ability to recover more so than any other country. Now more than ever, Washington needs someone who has the experience and know-how to continue to bring about real economic recovery and promote a business environment which helps create jobs."
  • Foreign Policy
Excerpt: "The United States is the greatest country in the world today and we must protect our freedom by reducing our spending on foreign aid to others who may not use it wisely. By doing so, we immediately place jobs directly back into our economy all throughout the country."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "The problem of illegal immigration creates substantial burdens on our nation’s economy, healthcare system, law enforcement, and education system. As a diverse state and nation, we welcome a diverse population and exercise the freedom for individuals only to legally and properly become citizens of the United States."
  • Religious & Foreign Laws in America
Excerpt: "Bill Burch will never support Shariah Law, the International Court, or any other law from anti-American sources being legally used in the United States."
  • Right to Life
Excerpt: "As a father of three children and three grandchildren, Bill Burch strongly supports protecting the right to life of our unborn children. Bill proudly wrote and sponsored Texas HB 1109, which would eliminate abortions in Texas by defining life as the splitting of cells."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 25th Congressional District elections, 2012

Burch ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 25th District. He was defeated by Wes Riddle and Roger Williams in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[3][4]

U.S. House, Texas District 25 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Williams 25.1% 12,894
Green check mark transparent.pngWes Riddle 14.6% 7,481
Justin Hewlett 12% 6,178
Dave Garrison 11.9% 6,133
Michael Williams 10.5% 5,392
Dianne Costa 9.4% 4,810
Brian Matthews 3.6% 1,824
Charlie Holcomb 3.3% 1,690
Chad Wilbanks 3.1% 1,593
Bill Burch 3.1% 1,575
James Dillon 2.3% 1,174
Ernie Beltz, Jr. 1.2% 596
Total Votes 51,340

Campaign donors

As of May 9, 2012, Burch raised $123,350 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $109,919, leaving him with $13,431 cash on hand. Of that, 67 percent came from candidate self-financing, while 30 percent came from individual contributions. Three percent came form other funding sources.[5]

Personal

Burch and his wife, Jane, have three children.[6]

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