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Dave Garrison
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 25
ProfessionCo-Founder, Faith Based Business Department, Ohio Christian University
Campaign website
Dave Garrison was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 25th Congressional District of Texas.[1]


Campaign themes


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

  • Abolishing Earmarks
Excerpt: "I oppose the use of earmarks. In the current system there is no accountability for taxpayer money used under earmarks, which corrupt the political process and prevent the best use of budgeted funds. Money should only be spent on projects that make sense and bring in dollars to our economy."
  • Border Security
Excerpt: "Texas is on the front lines of a war. Our border has become a crossing point for drug smugglers, terrorists and human trafficking. Illegal immigration has become a problem that is straining our social system and programs. Our hospitals, schools and local government are paying the cost for the education and health care of illegal immigrants."
  • Education Reform
Excerpt: "Education is the responsibility of state and local officials, not the federal government. I support closing the Department of Education and returning that responsibility to the states where it belongs."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "The United States must develop a comprehensive energy strategy that will bring down prices for electricity and gasoline and stop our need to send billions of dollars overseas to foreign countries for our oil needs."
  • Entitlement Reform
Excerpt: "Over the years we have promised hundreds of millions of Americans that they would have Social Security and healthcare when they retire. I support reforming both the Medicare and Social Security systems so that we can protect our senior citizens and ensure that we have the money to continue to provide for our country’s most vulnerable citizens."
  • Family Values
Excerpt: Today traditional families and values are under attack. Hard work, strong families and respect for life are ideas that are rapidly losing their significance in our society. We have forgotten the importance of individual responsibility and holding people accountable for their actions.""



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

Garrison 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, Garrison raised $844,923 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $226,732, leaving him with $618,191 cash on hand. Of that, 96 percent came from candidate self-financing, while 4 percent came from individual contributions.[5]


Garrison and his wife, Rachel, have four children.[6]

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