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|Texas House of Representatives, District 144|
|Place of birth||Galveston, TX|
|Religion||Body of Jesus Christ|
Pena earned his B.A. in Political Science from Texas Southern University.
Pena's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I know the citizens of District 144 and how their lives are greatly impacted by the high cost of gasoline. You can count on me to work on solutions that will bring that cost down to a more affordable level."
- Excerpt: "I have had enough of Legislators wasting constituents’ hard-earned tax dollars. I will fight to cut wasteful government spending and will always vote to keep your taxes low."
- Excerpt: "I will fight for the rights of unborn children without fail. As a parent of a severely disabled child, the thought of not having the child never crossed my mind. You can count on me to be your pro-life vote, and expect me to stand up and be heard on the sanctity of this delicate issue."
- Excerpt: "I believe that you have the right to personal protection and for that reason, I will always be a second amendment activist."
- Excerpt: "Finding solutions to fund Schools and protecting the tax payers from higher taxes will be a priority."
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. Incumbent Mary Ann Perez was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gilbert Pena was unopposed in the Republican primary. Perez was defeated by Pena in the general election.
|Texas House of Representatives District 144 Republican Primary, 2012|
Pena lost election to Texas House of Representatives District 143. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent Democratic candidate Ana Hernandez in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 143 |
2010 General election results
|Ana Hernandez (D)||7,409||68.30%|
|Gilbert Pena (R)||3,438||31.697%|
Pena and his wife, Cynthia, have four children.
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- Campaign Contributions from Texas State Ethics
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Texas Tribune
- Profile from Imagine Election
- Gilbert Pena on Twitter
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed July 30, 2014
- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2012 Election and Candidate Information," accessed June 12, 2012
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- Official Texas Election Results
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