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Bobby Vickery
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 8
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birthTyler, Texas
ProfessionSmall business owner
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bobby Vickery is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 8 of the Texas House of Representatives. Vickery was a 2012 candidate for District 8 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Biography

Vickery's professional experience includes owning Texas Environmental Training & Compliance, a company that trains landfill operators, and working as general manager of Republic Waste Services.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Vickery's campaign weblog highlights the following campaign issues:[2]

Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "Pass an E-verify bill and a Sanctuary City bill. This is a start. We need to establish a simple, prudent Guest Worker program. The guest worker must pay taxes and must obey the laws of our nation and our state."

Education
Excerpt: "The Federal Government has to get out of the way of teaching our kids. We rely too much on the Federal funds and therefore, they are in control of how our education system works. We need more money going to the classroom, not to “other non-education” activities. No Child Left Behind has been taken off course from its original intent. We need to have two paths for our kids; Academia (College Bound) or Vocational (Trade School). Not all kids are college bound.... I will propose a bill that eliminates the School Property taxes, by increasing the Sales (Consumption) Tax rates."

Entitlements
Excerpt: "It was not the intent of our Founding Fathers to provide the general welfare, but to promote the general welfare. This means limited government. Giving something to someone who does not earn it means taking it from someone who did earn it. Proverbs says, “A lazy man will not eat”. I will propose a bill that requires anyone on an entitlement payment must take a drug test. Be perfectly clear, a benefit is earned; an entitlement is not earned."

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Byron Cook defeated Bobby Vickery and Charles Morgan in the Republican primary. Cook will face John Wilford (L) in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Vickery ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 8. Vickery was defeated by incumbent Byron Cook in the May 29 primary election.[6][7][8]

Texas House of Representatives District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngByron Cook Incumbent 62% 9,600
Bobby Vickery 38% 5,885
Total Votes 15,485

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Vickery's endorsements included the following:

  • Young Conservatives of Texas[9]

Personal

Vickery and his wife, Milly, have two children. Vickery is a former county Republican precinct chair and district school board member.[1]

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