|Texas State House, District 14|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Texas A&M University|
|Place of birth||Huntsville, TX|
|Profession||Founder/Owner, Texas Aggieland Bookstore|
Raney graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in marketing. In 1969, while still enrolled at Texas A&M, he founded Texas Aggieland Bookstore. Raney is a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Texas Leadership Council. He is also chairman of the Private Stores Committee of the National Association of College Stores. He is also an member of the Texas Retailers Association, Executive Committee. He is married to his wife, Elizabeth. They have two children.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Raney served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education|
|• House Administration|
Raney won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 14. Raney defeated Hal Hawkins in the May 29 primary election and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John Raney Incumbent||60.2%||24,269|
|Democratic||Judy Le Unes||36.2%||14,614|
|Texas House of Representatives District 14 Republican Primary, 2012|
|John Raney Incumbent||81.5%||6,695|
On November 8, Raney faced fellow Republicans Bob Yancy and Rebecca Boenigk. He also faced Libertarian Joshua Baker and Democrat Judy Webb LeUnes. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote on November 8, the top two vote getters--Yancy and Raney--proceeded to a run-off election on December 13, 2011. Raney defeated Yancy by a 3,901 to 2,834 margin.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
John Raney campaign ad.
Raney's 2011 campaign site discussed his qualifications:
- "John Raney is conservative to the core, and will represent our values in Austin. He wants to be a voice for the people of District 14. We need a leader who knows our area like the back of his hand, and has been a part of building a better community. That leader is John Raney."
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- On October 18, candidates for District 14 participated in a debate sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Video of the debate can be found here. (See video player in upper right)
- On October 25, candidates for District 14 participated in a second debate sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Audio of the debate can be found here.
- The Eagle, "Boenigk, Yancy clash at District 14 debate," October 25, 2011
- The Eagle, "John Raney is the solid choice for District 14," October 20, 2011
- The Eagle, "District 14 field split on school vouchers," October 19, 2011
- The Eagle, "District 14 hopeful Paula Hand out of race over bounced check," October 1, 2011
- ABC 13, "Nov. 8 special election to replace lawmaker Brown," July 21, 2011
- "Raney for State Representative, Texas House District 14," Campaign site, Accessed November 1, 2011
- Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- WTAW, "Raney Defeats Yancy in TX 14 Runoff," December 13, 2011
- Satellite Spotlight, "District 14 hopeful Paula Hand out of race over bounced check," October 01, 2011
- Texas Secretary of State, Special Election State Representative, District 14, November 8, 2011
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