2014 Texas State House District 15 Race

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2014 Texas State House District 15 Race
State House District 15 is in southern Montgomery County and is highlighted in yellow.
Republican Primary March 4, 2014
General Election November 4, 2014

There will be an election for Texas State House District 15 on November 4, 2014. The incumbent, Steve Toth, is running in the 2014 Texas State Senate District 4 Race.

MCTP Endorses - Mark Keough - Keough is a pastor with a strong referral from a respected elected representative. He has strong pro-God, pro-life, and pro-Constitution convictions. His pro-small business leadership experience, evident in his opposition to crony-capitalistic "improvement districts" (an example of taxation without representation), will serve him well in the high-pressure state legislature. See Vetting Summary below for more analysis.

MCTP endorses Mark Keough


Description of the Office

The Texas State House is the lower house of the state legislature. It consists of 150 seats, with each seat representing roughly 150,000 people. The legislature meets for 140 days in odd-numbered years and may be called back for special sessions as needed.



Democrat (none)


  • Mo. County Eagle Forum, Candidate Forum - House District 15 Race- Shenandoah,TX - Jan. 9, 2014

Answers to MCTP Questionnaire

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Candidate Forum


MCTP has endorsed Mark J. Keough in this race. An MCTP endorsement requires at least 75% of the Vetting Committee voting to endorse the candidate. In this race, all eight Vetting Committee members voted for Keough, with 7 of the 8 voting to endorse him.

Major Issues

  • Civil liberties
  • Abortion
  • State debt
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Education

Vetting Summary

Keough's solid awareness of issues like Agenda 21, CSCOPE, and American Laws for American Courts (ALAC), as well as support of all Tea Party values, earned him our endorsement.

Keough's only opponent, Bruce Tough, while doing a respectable job as Chairman of The Woodlands Township, is emblematic of the "moderate" establishment "status quo" types who have contributed to the unsustainable debt levels we are currently experiencing. Tough supports tax incentives for (connected) businesses and has consistently (financially) supported moderate establishment Republicans over true conservatives.