Lou Gigliotti

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Lou Gigliotti
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 4
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sAlfred University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 29, 1949
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Campaign website
Lou Gigliotti campaign logo
Lou Gigliotti was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Texas. He previously ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2012.

Biography

Gigliotti attended American University. He then earned his teaching certificate and his B.A. in Mathematics from Alfred University. Gigliotti is a former teacher and boxer. He is currently the owner of LG Motorsports Incorporated.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Gigliotti's campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • Spending
Excerpt: "Government spending is out of control. Neither party has the will to stop this. Since 1980, our national debt has risen from $1 Trillion to $15 Trillion in 2011. Career politicians are not willing to cut anything meaningful."
  • Immigration and Border Control
Excerpt: "Border Control is necessary for the orderly immigration of new citizens into America. The USA was built on orderly, legal immigration — not what is going on today."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "How much is enough? There has to be a fair tax or sales tax to replace our current income tax system. Legitimate functions of government that do not exceed 18% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are sustainable and justified."
  • Second Amendment Gun Rights
Excerpt: "This right should not even be in question, but that is why we need new strong representatives who understand and abide by the Constitution. Our current crop of Representatives is soft in many areas. They are more interested in “working across the aisle” than working within the Constitution."
  • Energy, Oil, Gas, Coal
Excerpt: "Why would a government get in the way of America’s greatest natural assets? The Energy department has gotten in the way of harvesting our natural resources (as does the EPA). The bureaucratic nonsense must stop and the government must get out of the way."
  • Abortion
Excerpt: "I am pro-life. How is it that a Florida sea turtle egg is more important to the federal government than a human fetus? If you break a sea turtle egg, you are committing a crime, but if you perform an abortion, you get a check from the government via Planned Parenthood?"
  • Term Limits
Excerpt: "I pledge to introduce a term limit bill immediately that will limit a Congressman to 6 years (3 terms) and a Senator to 12 years (2 terms). This will stop the lifetime legislators who are the root of our Washington, DC problems."

Elections

2014

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

Gigliotti ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 4th District. Gigliotti was defeated by incumbent Ralph Hall and John Ratcliffe in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall Incumbent 45.4% 29,848
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Ratcliffe 28.8% 18,917
Lou Gigliotti 16.1% 10,601
John Stacy 4.3% 2,812
Brent Lawson 3.5% 2,290
Tony Arterburn 1.9% 1,252
Total Votes 65,720
Source: Texas Secretary of State

Endorsements

After being defeated in the primary election, Gigliotti endorsed incumbent Ralph Hall in his upcoming primary runoff battle with John Ratcliffe. Gigliotti said, "If it’s not me then it’s gotta be Ralph. He’ll do a good job for another two years. I can tell you this: it was a chore to get voters in this district to vote for anyone but Ralph."

2012

See also: Texas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Gigliotti ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 4th District. He was defeated by incumbent Ralph Hall in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[4][5]

Campaign donors

2014

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

Lou Gigliotti (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]April 14, 2013$1,694$0$(0)$1,694
July Quarterly[7]July 12, 2013$1,694$300$(0)$1,994
October Quarterly[8]October 14, 2013$1,994$7,892$(4,967)$4,919
Year-End[9]January 10, 2014$4,919$80,457$(5,719)$79,656
Running totals
$88,649$(10,686)

Personal

Gigliotti and his wife, Karen, have two children.[1]

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