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David Swinford

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David Swinford
Texas House of Representatives District 87
Former Member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Marketing Manager
David Swinford was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 87 from 1991 to 2010. Swinford resigned from office August 30, 2010. [1] Prior to his election to the House he served as Vice President for the Dumas Independent School District Board of Trustees from 1985-1990, and President of the Moore County School Board of Trustees from 1980-1985.

Swinford is a Marketing Manager with Dumas Coop Elevation. He has also worked as President/General Manager of the Moore County Grain Handling Company, a certified teacher in Vocational Education, and an agricultural consultant.

Swinford is a member of the Century Club - Texas Tech University, Lions Club, National Grain and Feed Association, Panhandle Grain and Feed Association, Texas Conservative Coalition, Texas Future Farmers of America Alumni, and Texas Grain and Feed Association.[2]

Issue positions

  • HB 957 - Relating to the eligibility of certain public officers to the legislature and prohibiting legislators from other public employment.
  • HB 2151 - Relating to the creation of a fuel ethanol and biodiesel producer loan guarantee program.
  • HB 2366 - Relating to the creation of the Texas bioenergy fund.
  • HB 2812 - Relating to the curriculum, funding, promotion, and economic impact of career and technology education in public educational institutions.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Swinford did not run for re-election in District 87. Democrat Abel Bosquez, Republican Four Price, and Libertarian James Hudspeth ran for this seat in the November 2 general election.


On November 4, 2008, Swinford won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 87th District, defeating L. Blake Bailey (L). Swinford received 28,546 votes in the election while Bailey received 5,115 votes.[4] Swinford raised $246,602 for his campaign.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 87
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png David Swinford (R) 28,546 84.80%
L. Blake Bailey (L) 5,115 15.19%

Campaign donors

Below are Swinford's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Steve W Sterquell $10,000
Texas Cattle Feeders Assoc $7,500
Union Pacific Railroad $6,500
Texas Assoc of Realtors $5,031
TXU Corp $5,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 87
Succeeded by
Four Price (R)