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Gary VanDeaver

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Gary VanDeaver
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 1
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Gary VanDeaver, Ed.D. was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 1 of the Texas House of Representatives.


VanDeaver graduated from East Texas State University, now known as Texas A&M University-Commerce. His professional experience includes working as the superintendent of the New Boston Independent School District and as a teacher of vocational agriculture.[1]


Campaign themes


VanDeaver's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

You can trust Gary to:
  • Fight for low taxes and smaller government
  • Oppose Obamacare in Texas and federal intrusion into our lives
  • Protect the Second Amendment
  • Defend the sanctity of human life and traditional marriage
  • Improve roads, infrastructure, and schools to grow our local economy
  • Stand up to the political insiders and champion local control[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took 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 was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Gary VanDeaver defeated incumbent George Lavender in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]


VanDeaver and his wife, Pam, have two daughters. He has been a member of the Bogata Rodeo Association, National Rifle Association, Red River County Fair Association and the Board of Directors of the Texas Future Farmers of America, and the president of the New Boston Lions Club and the New Boston Chamber of Commerce.[1]

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