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|name=Lance Carter Gooden
 
|name=Lance Carter Gooden
|office=Texas State Representative<br>for District 4<br>(Kaufman and Henderson counties)
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|office=[[U.S. Representative]]-elect for [[Texas]] District 5
|term_start=January 2011
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|term_start=January 3, 2019
|term_end=January 2015
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|term_end=
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|preceded=Jeb Hensarling
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|office2=Texas State Representative<br>for District 4<br>(Kaufman and Henderson counties)
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|term_start2=January 2011
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|term_end2=January 2015
 
|term_start2=January 2017  
 
|term_start2=January 2017  
|term_end2=January 2019
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|term_end2=January 3, 2019
|preceded=Betty J. Brown
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|preceded2=Betty J. Brown
|succeeded=Stuart Spitzer
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|succeeded2=Stuart Spitzer
|preceded2=Stuart Spitzer
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|preceded3=Stuart Spitzer
|succeeded2=Pending
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|succeeded3=Keith Bell
|office3=Republican nominee in 2018 for Texas' 5th congressional district
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|birth_date=December 1, 1982
 
|birth_date=December 1, 1982
 
|birth_place=Terrell, Kaufman County<br>[[Texas]]
 
|birth_place=Terrell, Kaufman County<br>[[Texas]]
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|party=[[Republican Party|Republican]]
 
|party=[[Republican Party|Republican]]
 
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'''Lance Carter Gooden''' (born December 1, 1982) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] departing member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 4, which encompasses Kaufman and Henderson counties to the east of [[Dallas]], [[Texas]]. Instead, he is party's nominee for the District 5 seat in the [[United States House of Representatives]] in the November 6, 2018, general election, to succeed the retiring Republican Jeb Hensarling. He faces the [[Democratic Party|Democrat]] Dan Wood, an [[attorney]] in Terrell, a small city east of Dallas, who had drawn 16,923 votes in an unopposed bid for his party's nomination on March 6. According to supporters, Wood would "look out for the little guy" and seek to curb the power of high finance in American government.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://votedanwood.com/index.html|title=Texas' Fifth Congressional District: Dan Wood|publisher=Votedanwood.com|accessdate=May 23, 2018}}</ref>
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'''Lance Carter Gooden''' (born December 1, 1982) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] [[U.S. Representative]]-elect for [[Texas]]'s 5th congressional district. He is also a departing member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 4, which encompasses Kaufman and Henderson counties to the east of [[Dallas]]. In the [[general election]] held on NOvember 6, 2018, he defeated the [[Democratic Party|Democrat]] Dan Wood, an [[attorney]] in Terrell, a small city east of Dallas, who had drawn 16,923 votes in an unopposed bid for his party's nomination on March 6. According to supporters, Wood would "look out for the little guy" and seek to curb the power of high finance in American government.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://votedanwood.com/index.html|title=Texas' Fifth Congressional District: Dan Wood|publisher=Votedanwood.com|accessdate=May 23, 2018}}</ref>Gooden finished with 130,404 votes (62.4 percent); Wood trailed with 78,394 (37.5 percent).<ref>{{cite web|url=https://enrpages.sos.state.tx.us/public/nov06_331_state.htm?x=0&y=0&id=545|title=Election Returns|date=November 6, 2018|publisher=Texas Secretary of State|accessdate=November 7, 2018}}</ref>
  
 
A native of Terrell, Gooden, who is adopted, graduated from the [[University of Texas]] at [[Austin]], from which he received both a [[Bachelor of Arts]] in government and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
 
A native of Terrell, Gooden, who is adopted, graduated from the [[University of Texas]] at [[Austin]], from which he received both a [[Bachelor of Arts]] in government and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
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Upon taking office early in 2011, Gooden worked on the state budget in an attempt to eliminate wasteful spending. He serves on these House committees: Appropriations, County Affairs, and House Administration, the latter of which handles employment by the House.  
 
Upon taking office early in 2011, Gooden worked on the state budget in an attempt to eliminate wasteful spending. He serves on these House committees: Appropriations, County Affairs, and House Administration, the latter of which handles employment by the House.  
  
In 2010, Gooden had no [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] opponent in his heavily Republican district.<ref>[http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20100104-Tough-fights-for-Texas-House-shape-8632.ece ''Dallas News'']</ref><ref>[http://www.kaufmanherald.com/articles/2010/03/04/news/doc4b8fdf3519325787303344.txt '' Kaufmann Herald'']</ref> He then won renomination to a second term in the Republican primary held on May 29, 2012. He polled 6,385 votes (53.5 percent) to 5,545 (46.5 percent) for his more [[conservative]] opponent, the physician Stuart Spitzer.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_160_state.htm|title=Republican primary election returns, May 29, 2012|publisher=enr.sos.state.tx.us|accessdate=May 30, 2012}}</ref> In 2014, Spitzer unseated Gooden in the Republican primary, but Gooden returned in triumph in the Republican primary held on March 1, 2016. In the primary held on March 6, 2018, when Gooden did not seek a fourth non-consecutive term in the state House, Spitzer ran once again and polled nearly 46 percent of the ballots cast.<ref name=ereturns/> He then lost the runoff contest to intra-party rival Keith Bell to choose a nominee to succeed Gooden.<ref name=runoffresults/> Bell faces the Democrat Eston Williams in the upcoming general election.
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In 2010, Gooden had no Democrat opponent in his heavily Republican state House district.<ref>[http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20100104-Tough-fights-for-Texas-House-shape-8632.ece ''Dallas News'']</ref><ref>[http://www.kaufmanherald.com/articles/2010/03/04/news/doc4b8fdf3519325787303344.txt '' Kaufmann Herald'']</ref> He then won renomination to a second term in the Republican primary held on May 29, 2012. He polled 6,385 votes (53.5 percent) to 5,545 (46.5 percent) for his more [[conservative]] opponent, the physician Stuart Spitzer.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_160_state.htm|title=Republican primary election returns, May 29, 2012|publisher=enr.sos.state.tx.us|accessdate=May 30, 2012}}</ref> In 2014, Spitzer unseated Gooden in the Republican primary, but Gooden returned in triumph in the Republican primary held on March 1, 2016. In the primary held on March 6, 2018, when Gooden did not seek a fourth non-consecutive term in the state House, Spitzer ran once again and polled nearly 46 percent of the ballots cast.<ref name=ereturns/> He then lost the runoff contest to intra-party rival Keith Bell to choose a nominee to succeed Gooden.<ref name=runoffresults/> Bell faces the Democrat Eston Williams in the upcoming general election.
  
In the 2018 primary, Gooden led an eight-candidate field for Texas' 5th congressional district seat. With 17,501 votes (29.9 percent), he was placed in a runoff contest with Bunni Nicole Pounds (born August 17, 1974), a former campaign manager for Representative Hensarling. The preferred choice of Hensarling, Pounds finished the primary with 12,895 votes (22 percent). The six other candidates held the remaining 48.1 percent of the ballots cast.<ref name=ereturns>{{cite web|url=https://enrpages.sos.state.tx.us/public/mar06_325_state.htm?x=0&y=1394&id=142|title=Election Returns|date=March 6, 2018|publisher=Texas Secretary of State|accessdate=March 7, 2018}}</ref> Returns were slow to report on the outcome of the Gooden-Pounds race, but Gooden led throughout the first hours after the polls closed. Final results showed Gooden with 23,294 votes (53.1 percent) to Pounds' 20,542 (46.9 percent).<ref name=runoffresults>{{cite web|url=https://enrpages.sos.state.tx.us/public/may22_326_race3.htm|title=Republican Primary Runoff Election Returns for Congressional District 5|publisher=Texas Secretary of State|date=May 22, 2018|accessdate=May 23, 2018}}</ref>  
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In the 2018 primary, Gooden led an eight-candidate field for Texas' 5th congressional district seat. With 17,501 votes (29.9 percent), he was placed in a runoff contest with Bunni Nicole Pounds (born August 17, 1974), a former campaign manager for retiring Representative Jeb Hensarling. The preferred choice of Hensarling, Pounds finished the primary with 12,895 votes (22 percent). The six other candidates held the remaining 48.1 percent of the ballots cast.<ref name=ereturns>{{cite web|url=https://enrpages.sos.state.tx.us/public/mar06_325_state.htm?x=0&y=1394&id=142|title=Election Returns|date=March 6, 2018|publisher=Texas Secretary of State|accessdate=March 7, 2018}}</ref> Returns were slow to report on the outcome of the Gooden-Pounds race, but Gooden led throughout the first hours after the polls closed. Final results showed Gooden with 23,294 votes (53.1 percent) to Pounds' 20,542 (46.9 percent).<ref name=runoffresults>{{cite web|url=https://enrpages.sos.state.tx.us/public/may22_326_race3.htm|title=Republican Primary Runoff Election Returns for Congressional District 5|publisher=Texas Secretary of State|date=May 22, 2018|accessdate=May 23, 2018}}</ref>  
  
 
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Revision as of 18:40, 7 November 2018

Lance Carter Gooden

U.S. Representative-elect for Texas District 5
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Jeb Hensarling

Texas State Representative
for District 4
(Kaufman and Henderson counties)
In office
January 2017 – January 3, 2019
Preceded by Betty J. Brown
Succeeded by Stuart Spitzer
Preceded by Stuart Spitzer
Succeeded by Keith Bell

Born December 1, 1982
Terrell, Kaufman County
Texas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Alexa Calligas Gooden (married 2016)

One son

Religion Church of Christ

Lance Carter Gooden (born December 1, 1982) is a Republican U.S. Representative-elect for Texas's 5th congressional district. He is also a departing member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 4, which encompasses Kaufman and Henderson counties to the east of Dallas. In the general election held on NOvember 6, 2018, he defeated the Democrat Dan Wood, an attorney in Terrell, a small city east of Dallas, who had drawn 16,923 votes in an unopposed bid for his party's nomination on March 6. According to supporters, Wood would "look out for the little guy" and seek to curb the power of high finance in American government.[1]Gooden finished with 130,404 votes (62.4 percent); Wood trailed with 78,394 (37.5 percent).[2]

A native of Terrell, Gooden, who is adopted, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, from which he received both a Bachelor of Arts in government and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

In his first primary campaign in 2010, Gooden narrowly upset the six-term incumbent Republican Representative, Betty J. Brown (born 1939), with 50.5 percent of the vote.[3] Gooden had five major contributors to his 2010 campaign, including the interest groups, the Texas Oil and Gas Association and Texans for Insurance Reform. He raised more than $277,000 in his first political campaign.

Upon taking office early in 2011, Gooden worked on the state budget in an attempt to eliminate wasteful spending. He serves on these House committees: Appropriations, County Affairs, and House Administration, the latter of which handles employment by the House.

In 2010, Gooden had no Democrat opponent in his heavily Republican state House district.[4][5] He then won renomination to a second term in the Republican primary held on May 29, 2012. He polled 6,385 votes (53.5 percent) to 5,545 (46.5 percent) for his more conservative opponent, the physician Stuart Spitzer.[6] In 2014, Spitzer unseated Gooden in the Republican primary, but Gooden returned in triumph in the Republican primary held on March 1, 2016. In the primary held on March 6, 2018, when Gooden did not seek a fourth non-consecutive term in the state House, Spitzer ran once again and polled nearly 46 percent of the ballots cast.[7] He then lost the runoff contest to intra-party rival Keith Bell to choose a nominee to succeed Gooden.[8] Bell faces the Democrat Eston Williams in the upcoming general election.

In the 2018 primary, Gooden led an eight-candidate field for Texas' 5th congressional district seat. With 17,501 votes (29.9 percent), he was placed in a runoff contest with Bunni Nicole Pounds (born August 17, 1974), a former campaign manager for retiring Representative Jeb Hensarling. The preferred choice of Hensarling, Pounds finished the primary with 12,895 votes (22 percent). The six other candidates held the remaining 48.1 percent of the ballots cast.[7] Returns were slow to report on the outcome of the Gooden-Pounds race, but Gooden led throughout the first hours after the polls closed. Final results showed Gooden with 23,294 votes (53.1 percent) to Pounds' 20,542 (46.9 percent).[8]

References

  1. Texas' Fifth Congressional District: Dan Wood. Votedanwood.com. Retrieved on May 23, 2018.
  2. Election Returns. Texas Secretary of State (November 6, 2018). Retrieved on November 7, 2018.
  3. "Gooden upsets Brown" Athens Review March 3, 2010
  4. Dallas News
  5. Kaufmann Herald
  6. Republican primary election returns, May 29, 2012. enr.sos.state.tx.us. Retrieved on May 30, 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Election Returns. Texas Secretary of State (March 6, 2018). Retrieved on March 7, 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Republican Primary Runoff Election Returns for Congressional District 5. Texas Secretary of State (May 22, 2018). Retrieved on May 23, 2018.