John Amdur

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John Amdur
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 36
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin, 1998
Campaign website
John Amdur campaign logo
John Amdur was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 36th Congressional District of Texas.[1]


Amdur graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He went on to receive a B.A. in Government from UT and a Law Degree from SMU. Following law school, Amdur got a job as a prosecutor in Dallas. He now runs The Amdur Law Firm, PLLC. Politically, Amdur has volunteered on a number of campaigns for Republican candidates and has been a delegate to Republican conventions.[2]


Campaign themes


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

  • Reducing Out of Control Debt
Excerpt: "Career politicians in both parties have taken part in out-of-control spending and driving up our debt. The $17.3 trillion debt that the DC politicians have amassed saddles every U.S. citizen with a debt burden of over $54,000 (and growing!) per person. This is an unacceptable legacy to leave our children and it is time our representatives in Washington get serious about reducing debt and waste."
  • Committed to Our Conservative Values
Excerpt: "Our country was founded on the conservative values that we in District 36 share. It is those values that make our country strong, and it is those values that can get America back on the right track. As your representative, I will always fight hard to protect the sanctity of life, defend our 2nd Amendment rights, and work to slash bureaucratic waste."
  • Obamacare
Excerpt: "Obamacare is bad for the country. Like most of Washington’s top-heavy entitlement programs, it was structured to lose money and force insurance premiums to rise. Additionally, through Obamacare, taxpayers are being forced to help subsidize the cost of abortions, since we have to buy into insurance programs that cover them."
  • Biggert-Waters
Excerpt: "For over a year, I have worked on my city’s Biggert-Waters task force to try to find ways to fight Biggert-Waters and to educate Congress on the harms of this terrible law. I will fight zealously to get this law off the books."
  • Committed to Our Military
Excerpt: "America has the greatest armed forces the world has ever seen. We are blessed to have these dedicated warriors to keep us safe, and we must support our military and make sure the troops fighting for our freedoms overseas are well equipped and well prepared to face our enemies. This includes keeping our promises to our soldiers and veterans."



See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2014

Amdur ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 36th District. Amdur was defeated by Brian Babin and Ben Streusand in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Babin 33.4% 17,194
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Streusand 23.3% 12,024
John Manlove 6.9% 3,556
Doug Centilli 6.8% 3,506
Phil Fitzgerald 6.6% 3,388
Robin Riley 5.1% 2,648
Dave Norman 4.5% 2,325
Chuck Meyer 3.1% 1,574
John Amdur 2.9% 1,470
Kim Morrell 2.8% 1,444
Jim Engstrand 2.5% 1,288
Pat Kasprzak 2.2% 1,116
Total Votes 51,533
Source: Texas Secretary of State

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Amdur's reports.

John Amdur (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[5]January 22, 2014$0$106,100$(0)$106,100
Running totals


Amdur and his wife, Stacey, have two daughters.[2]

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