Chris Younts

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Chris Younts
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 11
Date of birthApril 20, 1963
Place of birthTemple, TX
ProfessionBusiness owner
Campaign website
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Chris Younts was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 11th Congressional District of Texas.[1]


Campaign themes


Younts' campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Budget/Spending
Excerpt: "There is no bud­get, be it that of a sin­gle mom liv­ing on a fixed income or the gov­ern­ment of a world power, which can bear relent­less deficit spend­ing. The recent deci­sion of House Repub­li­cans to allow the Obama admin­is­tra­tion to bor­row another 2.4T was the antithe­sis of what the Amer­i­can peo­ple voted for in Nov. 2010."
  • Economy/Taxes
Excerpt: "I believe that you are a bet­ter stew­ard of your money than a bureau­crat in Wash­ing­ton The worst thing that could hap­pen to the econ­omy now would be ANY increase in taxes. Extend the cur­rent Bush tax rates indef­i­nitely and start the move to either a flat tax or FAIR tax model."
  • Health Care Reform
Excerpt: "The need to repeal or defund the leg­is­la­tion known as Oba­macare is imper­a­tive to save the sys­tem that offers the great­est health­care in the world. There are prob­lems which need to be addressed such as acces­si­bil­ity for those with pre-existing con­di­tions."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "First, get out of the way of our oil/gas indus­try and let them sup­ply us with the fos­sil fuel the econ­omy needs right now. With the advent of new tech­nol­ogy, increased domes­tic oil/gas pro­duc­tion can be accom­plished in an envi­ron­men­tally sound way."
  • Border Security/Immigration
Excerpt: "It is sim­ply unrea­son­able to assume that we can con­tinue to allow mil­lions of indi­vid­u­als to vio­late our laws and then expect us to sup­port them. This is an eco­nomic as well as a national secu­rity threat. We must employ every rea­son­able mea­sure, includ­ing phys­i­cal bar­ri­ers and use of our mil­i­tary, to stop ille­gal immi­gra­tion at the source."
  • Defense
Excerpt: "This is, and always has been, the first respon­si­bil­ity of our fed­eral gov­ern­ment. We can­not afford to fund unnec­es­sary pro­grams, espe­cially ones which are devised in vio­la­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tion, at the expense of main­tain­ing the strongest and most effec­tive mil­i­tary in the world."
  • 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "For my stance on the 2nd Amend­ment you can read the last four­teen words "the right of the peo­ple to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."



See also: Texas' 11th congressional district elections, 2012

Younts ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 11th District. He was defeated by incumbent Mike Conaway in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary.[3][4]


Younts and his wife, Tara, have two children.

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