Kyle Kacal

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Kyle Kacal
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Texas House of Representatives, District 12
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University, 1992
Place of birthPearland, TX
Office website
Campaign website
Kyle Kacal is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Kacal earned his B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 1992. Kacal's professional experience includes working as a rancher.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Livestock
Environmental Regulation


Campaign themes


Kacal's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • "Protect Our Private Property"
  • "Secure our Border with Mexico"
  • "Keep Taxes Low and Control Government Spending"
  • "Enhance Our Roads and Highways"
  • "Defend Our 2nd Amendment Rights"
  • "Uphold Traditional Family Values"
  • "Improve Our Children’s Education"



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Kyle Kacal defeated Timothy Delasandro in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kacal won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 12. Kacal advanced to the June 31 primary runoff where he defeated Tucker Anderson. Kacal defeated Robert Stem (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKyle Kacal 56.9% 28,762
     Democratic Robert Stem 43.1% 21,793
Total Votes 50,555
Texas House of Representatives District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTucker Anderson (advanced to runoff) 29.5% 3,524
Green check mark transparent.pngKyle J. Kacal (advanced to runoff) 23.8% 2,834
Chris Scotti 23.3% 2,775
Timothy Delasandro 12.3% 1,462
Josh Tetens 11.2% 1,334
Total Votes 11,929

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kacal is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kacal raised a total of $204,901 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[7]

Kyle Kacal's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 12 Won $204,901
Grand Total Raised $204,901


Kacal won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kacal raised a total of $204,901.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kyle Kacal's campaign in 2012
Texas Farm Bureau$38,339
Matthews, Ashton T$5,000
Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association$4,000
Kacal, Jerry$3,500
Carroll, James$2,700
Total Raised in 2012$204,901
Source:Follow the Money


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[8] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.


Kacal received a score of 33.6 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James White (R)
Texas House District 12
Succeeded by