Joel Krause

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Joel Krause
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 26
Bachelor'sIowa State University
ProfessionSmall business owner
Campaign website
Joel Krause was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 26th Congressional District of Texas.[1]


Krause graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in engineering. He then worked for Westinghouse in Odessa, Texas. Krause later worked for Honeywell, before starting his own company that provides video software and hardware products to sports teams for teaching purposes.[2]


Campaign themes


Krause's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Deficit and the Economy
Excerpt: "Americans spend over $431 billion a year in income tax preparation and administration costs. The Mercatus Center estimates this cost to be as high as $987 billion. This is 40% of our total revenue in 2012. These dollars could be used for more productive activities to create jobs and revenue."
  • Increasing the Influence of "We the People" in Washington
Excerpt: "Responsive government comes from input from the people. The more informed the people are, the more accountable our representatives are held. Right now, it is a slog to find out what policies are being proposed and the pros and cons of these pieces of legislation."



See also: Texas' 26th Congressional District elections, 2014

Krause ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 26th District. Krause was defeated by incumbent Michael C. Burgess in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 26 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Burgess Incumbent 82.6% 33,909
Joel Krause 15.7% 6,433
Divenchy Watrous 1.7% 698
Total Votes 41,040
Source: Texas Secretary of State

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