Bill Sargent

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Bill Sargent
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 14
PartyRepublican
Education
Associate'sFoothil College
Bachelor'sSan Jose State University
Master'sUniversity of Hawaii
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Personal
ProfessionWeb Developer
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
Bill Sargent was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 14th Congressional District of Texas.

Biography

Sargent earned his AA from Foothill College. He went on to receive his B.S. in Business Administration from San Jose State University. He then earned his M.A. in Speech-Communication from the University of Hawaii.

Sargent worked as a realtor and broker for ten years. He has been a web developer since 2001.

Sargent has served on the staff of two members of the U.S. House and one member of the U.S. Senate. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce for 30 years, of which, 17 years were spent handling international trade legislation. From 2011 to 2012, he was chief deputy clerk for elections for the Office of the County Clerk of Galveston Texas.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Sargent stated the following in a biography submission to Ballotpedia:[1]

"I am a constitutional conservative. When I joined the Navy as a Seaman Recruit in 1961 I took an oath of office to support and defend the U.S. Constitution. All of it! When I retired over twenty years later as a Lieutenant Commander that oath did not retire with me! I will live up to that oath for as long as I live.

I am also a Goldwater/Reagan Republican. The first campaign I worked on was for Goldwater in 1964. His policies were for a strong military, support for the free market economy, and individual liberty. Years later Reagan implemented these very policies. I believe in a strong military, letting we, "the people", make our own decisions within the framework of a free market place, and I oppose efforts to stifle the free market economy and our individual freedoms.

I am not a big-money, establishment candidate. I am the only candidate in this race who brings a Congressional background, legislative/executive experience at the Federal, State, and local levels, and who lives in the 14th Congressional District."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Sargent ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 14th District. He was defeated by Felicia Harris and Randy Weber in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[2][3]

U.S. House, Texas District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Weber 27.6% 12,088
Green check mark transparent.pngFelicia Harris 18.9% 8,287
Michael Truncale 14.2% 6,212
Jay Old 14% 6,143
Robert Gonzalez 9.8% 4,305
Bill Sargent 7.6% 3,328
John Gay 4.7% 2,075
George Harper 1.9% 813
Mark Mansius 1.3% 554
Total Votes 43,805

Campaign donors

As of May 9, 2012, Sargent raised $17,815 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $14,312, leaving him with $3,503 cash on hand. Of that, 81 percent came from individual contributions, while 19 percent came from candidate self-financing.[4]

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