Matt Beebe

for Texas House District 121


Matt Beebe


2012 Election Info Archives

Matt Beebe lost his race to incumbent Joe Straus

(Unofficial Election Results)

State Representative District 121
Matt Beebe REP 3,690 36.29% 6,108 37.08%
Joe Straus - Incumbent REP 6,477 63.70% 10,362 62.91%
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Race Total 10,167 16,470
Precincts Reported 71 of 71 Precincts 100.00% Founder Endorses Matt Beebe for Texas House District 121 in the 2012 Elections

Matt Beebe for Texas House - District 121Matt Beebe
Republican Candidate for Texas House District 121

March 19, 2012

In a surprise announcement today,’s founder, Michael Kinzie, announced his personal endorsement of Matt Beebe for the Texas House of Representatives in District 121 in the San Antonio area. Prior to today’s announcement, Kinzie had never before personally endorsed any candidate since his involvement in the TEA Party dating back to April 15, 2009.

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When asked why the break from his tradition of not endorsing candidates, Kinzie stated, “You have a unique situation in this particular race. In many races across Texas, voters normally have to hold their nose and vote for the lesser of two evils. Not so in this race. I envy the voters in HD 121 because they have the opportunity to vote against Joe Straus and for Matt Beebe with equal enthusiasm. Beebe is the only conservative in the race and has the credentials to prove it. Straus only claims to be conservative however his deeds do not support those claims.”

Beebe vs. Straus in the race for the Republican nomination as the Representative for the Texas House in District 121 is the perfect example of “David vs. Goliath.” Straus has amassed a huge campaign war chest largely from donations outside of the district and many donations from outside of the state which is unusual for a state representative. A large portion of the out-of-state donations come from the gaming industry.

Beebe on the other hand, while outmatched in dollars, has overwhelming grassroots support across the state. TEA Party, 912, We the People, Grassroots America, and many other conservative groups in Texas have been sending volunteers to San Antonio to assist in door-to-door campaigning in support of Beebe. Volunteers for the Beebe campaign have been coming in from Tyler, Longview, Dallas, Fort Worth, and across the state at their own expense to assist in campaigning for Matt Beebe.

Kinzie concludes his statement with, “This is probably THE most important race in the state. The fate of Texas may well be determined by the voters of HD 121, not only for the next two years but for generations.”


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Meet Matt Beebe


Matt Beebe, is the true conservative running to represent District 121 in the Texas House of Representatives. Matt is running in the Republican Primary to defeat the incumbent, Joe Straus.

Matt has a passion for conservative values. He believes strongly in limited government, fiscal responsibility, the rule of law, and having a respect for life. For Matt these are more than just talking points they are a part of who he is in everyday life.

Tradition of Service
Matt is the third generation of his family to serve overseas in a time of conflict, and has always understood the importance of service. He and his family have repeatedly shown a willingness to answer the call.

As an Air Force Veteran, he also has a profound respect for the importance of a properly constrained government. Matt loves America, and loves Texas, and believes we are an exceptional people destined by God for great things.

Republican Roots
Matt is a sixth generation Republican and proudly walks in the tradition of his Great-Great-Great Grandfather Abdon Burke (at right) who was a delegate at the Republican Convention of 1860 that nominated Abraham Lincoln.

Matt's mom also served as an alternate delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention, and he has served as a delegate to the County convention in addition to being a passionate grass-roots advocate. He also believes that Republicans should support the platform – the entire platform.

Proven Leader
As a small business owner, Matt understands the impact a weak economy and an overly assertive government can have on Texas families. Matt has succeeded as a leader in the Air Force as a Communications Officer and Cyber-Security Countermeasures Engineer, in large business as a Program Manager, Business Development Director, and Senior Line of Business Manager, as well as serving as President of the small business he founded with his wife that currently employs nearly a dozen people. Matt prides himself on his proven track record of understanding and solving complex problems for a diverse base of customers.

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Interesting Quotes


"Matt Beebe has more integrity in his little finger than Joe Straus does in his whole body." ~ Ray Myers, Kaufman County TEA Party


"We need pro-life leaders like Matt Beebe in the Texas House who are willing to be a strong voice for the voiceless unborn baby boys and girls whose lives hang in the balance." ~ Pro Life Champion, Carol Everett


"Rarely are we given an opportunity to hold such a powerful establishment politician accountable. We have the opportunity to replace the moderate Joe Straus with Matt Beebe, a solid, principled conservative." ~ Tony McDonald, YCT (Young Conservatives of Texas) Senior Vice Chairman


"Joe Straus endorsed moderate Mitt Romney for President today. In doing so, Straus has given his own voters front row seats to watch the well-funded moderate inevitability narrative fail in Texas. Straus is relying on the same narrative to carry him to victory against conservative primary challenger Matt Beebe." ~ Weston Hicks,


"TeaApproved" ~ NTTP (North Texas Tea Party)


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