Eric Klingemann

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Eric Klingemann
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 31
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolGeorgetown High School
Bachelor'sWest Point Military Academy
Master'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
Military service
Service/branchArmy
Personal
BirthdayDecember 22, 1972
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
Eric Klingemann was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 31st Congressional District of Texas.

Biography

Eric Klingemann is a lifelong resident of Williamson County, 5th generation Texan, and candidate for District 31. With the exception of college and time served in the military, Eric has lived in the district.

After graduating from Georgetown High School, Eric attended college at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a degree in Aerospace Engineering. As an officer in the United States Army, Eric was stationed at Fort Hood, in Killeen, with deployments to Germany, Bosnia, and Kuwait. He volunteers with the West Point Society of Central Texas in community programs.

After an honorable discharge from the military Eric worked for a high tech firm, Applied Materials in Austin. Leaving Applied Materials he went to graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin where he received a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

For the last 8 years Eric has been an owner of KC Commercial, a small LLC construction company based out of Georgetown. The firm manages construction of water plants, electrical improvements, and communication sites. In addition, the firm works on special alternative energy projects including custom solar arrays and rural generator installation and support.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Klingemann's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • U.S. Constitution
Excerpt: "The single greatest shining example of our “American Experience” is this document. Over the generations, it has provided us a roadmap to success. I am very disappointed to see our leaders routinely ignore it."
  • Spending
Excerpt: "“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the Republic”, Benjamin Franklin. While our elected representatives ignore parts of the constitution, there is one they cannot. All expenditures and tax increases must originate in the US House of Representatives."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "LEGAL immigration is part of the solution. We must streamline the process. Bring to America those who will start businesses, hire workers, pay taxes, file patents, trademark ideas, and spur our economy. Let us not have them languishing in our broken system."
  • Border Security
Excerpt: "This we must defend. Our borders are less secure than our enemies’ borders. We have tens of thousands cross daily into the US, but 3 hikers can’t walk near Iran without causing an international incident. Our border security is an embarrassment."
  • Reduce and Simplify Taxes
Excerpt: "The FAIR Tax has been published, reviewed, and vetted. CPAs, Accountants, Small Business Organizations, and even Unions have endorsed it. What it lacks is a Congressman of character, motivated by what is best for American, and his/her District to drive it to the floor for approval."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 31st congressional district elections, 2012

Klingemann ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 31st District. He was defeated by incumbent John Carter in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary.[2][3]

Personal

Klingemann and his wife, Michelle, have two children.[4]

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