Paul Sadler

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Paul Sadler
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Texas
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives
Bachelor'sBaylor University, 1978
J.D.Baylor University, 1979
Date of birthApril 29, 1955
Place of birthFreer, TX
Campaign website
Paul Sadler campaign logo
Paul Sadler was a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Texas. He lost in the general election.[1]


Sadler earned his BBA from Baylor University in 1978. He went on to receive his JD from Baylor in 1979. Sadler previously served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1990 to 2002.[2]


Campaign themes


Sadler's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Returning fierce independence and Texas integrity to the U.S. Senate
Excerpt: "Let’s face it — from Austin to Washington, our political system is broken. The people of Texas deserve a government that works."
  • Creating jobs and rebuilding our economy
Excerpt: "Paul Sadler knows real economic development means growing jobs that provide fair pay for an honest day’s work, and retirement security for middle class families. Our state needs a United States Senator who cares about delivering real results for our economy — not just scoring cheap political points."
  • Supporting Texas public schools
Excerpt: "Paul Sadler served the people of East Texas as a member of the state legislature from 1991 to 2002. He led the Texas House’s Committee on Public Education, and passed legislation to raise teacher pay three times and to create the teacher health insurance program."
  • Achieving energy independence
Excerpt: "Since leaving the legislature, Paul has worked as a bipartisan advocate for clean, affordable and abundant wind energy in Texas and the surrounding states. "
  • Strengthening our national defense and honoring our service members
Excerpt: "The soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines serving our country — many of them Texans — deserve a United States Senator who honors their service and sacrifice. Paul will fight to make sure the United States armed forces remain the best trained and most well-equipped in the world."
  • Protecting access to quality, affordable healthcare
Excerpt: "Paul believes access to quality, affordable healthcare is a fundamental American value. Unlike his Republican opponents, Paul will oppose efforts to allow insurance companies to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions and to drop policy-holders who get sick."



See also: United States Senate elections in Texas, 2012

Sadler ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Texas. He and Grady Yarbrough defeated Sean Hubbard and Addie Dainell Allen in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary. Sadler then defeated Yarbrough in the primary runoff on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5] Republican Ted Cruz won.[1]

Sadler defeated Yarbrough in the Democratic primary runoff election on July 31, 2012.[6]
U.S. Senate Runoff Election, Texas Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Sadler 63% 148,940
Grady Yarbrough 37% 87,365
Total Votes 236,305


Sadler and his wife, Sherri, have five children.[2]

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