Sean Seibert

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Sean Seibert
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 18
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next primaryMarch 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Websites
Campaign website
Sean Seibert campaign logo
Sean Seibert is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 18th Congressional District of Texas. He previously ran unsuccessfully for election to the seat in 2012.

Biography

Seibert began his military career at age 19 by enlisting in the Army. He was deployed numerous times, including in Guatemala, Bosnia, Persian Gulf and Afghanistan. Seibert earned a BA in Criminal Justice and later received a master's degree in Organizational Management.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

  • Champion Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Congress is the steward of our country’s money. Our government is taking in $5 billion per day, but spending $9 billion per day. I will work to reduce our spending and create a balanced budget."
  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "I have the experience working with government and business to improve economic growth. My leadership in Afghanistan has demonstrated the synergy that can occur between business and government, resulting in economic growth."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Our current tax system is over-complicated and favors a few. I believe that the system needs to be overhauled, and replaced with a simpler and fairer tax system."
  • Strong National Defense
Excerpt: "Our National defense is vital to our security and our way of life. Having served on the front lines, I know the hardship that is created when we send our sons and daughters into harm’s way. The use of armed action is the final option of diplomacy and committing our forces must be prudent and in our national interest."
  • Border Security
Excerpt: "I spent 13 months working with the Afghan and Pakistan police to secure their border, and improve customs and immigration. I have seen firsthand what works and what does not. Some of the same technology that the Army successfully employed in that part of the world can also be used on our US border."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

Seibert is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 18th District. Seibert won the Republican nomination in the primary on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. He will face incumbent Sheila Jackson Lee (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[3]

2012

See also: Texas' 18th Congressional District elections, 2012

Seibert ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 18th District. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012. He was defeated by incumbent Sheila Jackson Lee (D) in the general election n November 6, 2012.[4][5]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee Incumbent 75% 146,223
     Republican Sean Seibert 22.6% 44,015
     Libertarian Christopher Barber 2.4% 4,694
Total Votes 194,932
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2014

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

Sean Seibert (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]April 10, 2013$3,930$250$(390)$3,790
July Quarterly[7]July 12, 2013$3,790$295$(3,039)$1,045
October Quarterly[8]October 15, 2013$1,045$25$(53)$1,017
Year-End[9]January 31, 2014$1,017$415$(61)$1,370
Pre-Primary[10]February 20, 2014$1,370$1,200$(297)$2,272
April Quarterly[11]April 14, 2014$2,272$855$(224)$2,902
July Quarterly[12]July 3, 2014$2,902$263$(1,783)$1,382
Running totals
$3,303$(5,847)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Seibert's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Seibert did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Seibert's campaign committee raised a total of $46,945 and spent $43,013.[13]

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