Joe Chow

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Joe Chow
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 6
Master'sSoutheastern Oklahoma State University, 1980
Date of birthNovember 17, 1955
Campaign website
Joe Chow was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 6th Congressional District of Texas.[1]


Chow earned his MBA from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1980. He formerly served as a member of the Town of Addison City Council from 2002 to 2005 and as its Mayor from 2005 to 2011.[2]


Campaign website


Chow's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • The Constitution
Excerpt: "We need to return to the solid ground on which our Founding Fathers helped to establish America. To bring foundational strength back to our great land, it is essential that we limit the size of government, not expand it through the nationalization of banks."
  • Jobs, Jobs, and More Jobs
Excerpt: "The President’s latest plan to stimulate the economy will not work because it does not deal with the core economic situation we are facing. The problem stems from the fact that Americans are not spending."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Having immigrated to America and gone through the naturalization process, I understand what it’s like to come from another country to this great land of ours. I share a deep appreciation for the freedom and opportunities we have in the United States."
  • Defending Life
Excerpt: "According to the Association of Pro Life Physicians, “human life begins at conception, and it is always wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human being. The unborn child’s right to life and liberty is given by his or her Creator, not by his or her parents or by the state."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Education begins and ends with the parents! Education is a family and local issue. The federal government should not be involved! The creation of the Department of Education by Congress in 1979 is one of the most glaring examples of the abuse of the Equal Protection Clause."
  • Right to Bear Arms
Excerpt: "The right to bear arms is afforded by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. I will defend this constitutional right."
  • Stop ObamaCare
Excerpt: "No citizen should be forced by the government to buy any product or service! It is clear that 80% of Americans do not want the government telling them they have to buy health insurance. This type of control has never been forced on the American people!"



See also: Texas' 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Chow ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 6th District. He was defeated by incumbent Joe Barton in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[4][5]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton Incumbent 63.2% 26,192
Joe Chow 19.7% 8,154
Frank Kuchar 11.4% 4,725
Itamar Gelbman 5.7% 2,356
Total Votes 41,427


Chow and his wife, Chi Chi, have seven children.[2]

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