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John Raney
John Raney.jpg
Texas State House, District 14
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
Date of birth04/04/1947
Place of birthHuntsville, TX
ProfessionFounder/Owner, Texas Aggieland Bookstore
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
Campaign website
John Raney is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 14. He was first elected in the the November 8, 2011 special election. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Fred Brown (R) retired after more than 12 years in the legislature.[1]

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.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Raney served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education
House Administration



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Raney Incumbent 60.2% 24,269
     Democratic Judy Le Unes 36.2% 14,614
     Libertarian Joshua Baker 3.6% 1,463
Total Votes 40,346
Texas House of Representatives District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Raney Incumbent 81.5% 6,695
Hal Hawkins 18.5% 1,522
Total Votes 8,217


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

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.[5][6][7]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


John Raney campaign ad.

Campaign issues

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."

Recent news

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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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Brown
Texas House District 14
2011 – present
Succeeded by