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Revision as of 19:51, 21 February 2014

Tony Sevilla
Tony Sevilla.png
Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 11
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolAlto High School
Bachelor'sTexas State University
Place of birthMexico
ProfessionFarmer/investment trader
Campaign website
Tony Sevilla was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 11 of the Texas House of Representatives.


Sevilla earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Political Communication from Texas State University. Sevilla interned for Rep. Bob Griggs (R) and Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D) for three legislative sessions. His professional experience includes working on his family's farm; Sevilla is also a futures trader.[1][2]


Campaign themes


Sevilla's website reprised themes from the 2012 campaign.[3]


Sevilla's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]


  • "Should be our guide in making decisions for the welfare of our community and government."

Legislative Proposal

  • "Voters within a school district should have the right to vote on whether or not to allow prayer in their public schools."

Public Education

  • "Public schools should have less emphasis on testing and more of a focus on education and discipline."

Legislative Proposals

  • "We must get back to the basics of reading, writing, and math. Standardized testing should be used for collecting information and not for determining which schools or teachers should be rewarded or punished."
  • "Public school employees should have the same healthcare benefits as state employees."
  • "Members on the State Board of Education should be required to have at least 20 years of teaching experience."


  • "Tony is not against people wanting to work, pay taxes, learn English, and go through the legal process to be Americans, but he cannot support foreigners who come into our country to take advantage of our programs and disrespect our values."



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took 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 was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Travis Clardy defeated Tony Sevilla in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[5][6][7]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sevilla ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 11. Sevilla was defeated by Travis Clardy and incumbent Chuck Hopson in the May 29 primary election.[8][9]

Texas House of Representatives District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Hopson (advanced to runoff) Incumbent 47.1% 9,253
Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Clardy (advanced to runoff) 46.3% 9,093
Tony Sevilla 6.6% 1,291
Total Votes 19,637


Born in Mexico, Sevilla became a U.S. citizen on September 28, 2011.[2]

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