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John Ratcliffe

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John Ratcliffe
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 4
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Mayor, Heath, Texas
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Campaign website
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John Ratcliffe is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Biography

Ratcliffe served eight years as Mayor of Heath, Texas. He also served as a U.S. Attorney from 2007 to 2008 and as Chief of Anti-Terrorism and National Security for the Eastern District of Texas from 2004 to 2007.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

  • Limited Government
Excerpt: " John is a limited government conservative with a proven record of balancing budgets and not raising taxes."
  • Cut Spending and Balance the Budget
Excerpt: "Reckless government spending endangers our country’s financial stability while threatening the prosperity of future generations. With record deficits and $17 trillion of national debt, Congress still offers million dollar solutions to trillion dollar problems."
  • Obamacare
Excerpt: "From the second President Obama forced through a 2,300 page law that no one read, Obamacare has proved to be government at its worst – intrusive, expensive and ineffective."
  • Border Security and Immigration
Excerpt: "As U.S. Attorney, John arrested over 300 illegal immigrants on a single day. As a former terrorism prosecutor, he knows the threats an unsecured border can bring to our national security."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "The proud holder of a Texas Concealed Handgun License, John has spent much of his career defending the Constitution under the Second Amendment."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Ratcliffe is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 4th District. Ratcliffe is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on March 4, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Personal

Ratcliffe and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters and live in Heath, Texas.[2]

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