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Allen Vaught

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Allen Vaught
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Texas House of Representatives, District 107
Former member
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200
Per diem$150 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Allen Vaught is a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. He represented District 107 from 2007 to January 2011.

Vaught is an Attorney with Franklin, Cardwell, and Jones, Professional Corporation, and served as a Captain in the United States Army from 2003-2004.

He is a member of Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, Chapter 31- Special Forces Association, and Post 6796 - Veterans of Foreign Wars.[1]

Issue positions

On his website Vaught lists his priority issues and his positions:[2]

  • Provide Quality Education - "increase funding for public schools and opposed vouchers," "increase teacher salaries and retirement benefits," "replace TAKS with end of course exams," and "establish the Texas Tomorrow Fund II to make college more affordable."
  • Deliver Pocketbook Relief - "ensure homeowners received property tax relief," "require neighboring counties to share in the costs of Parkland Hospital," and "restore funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program."
  • Improve Public Safety - "Joint-authored Jessica’s Law which will protect our children from repeat sex offenders," and "strengthen the laws governing auto burglaries."
  • Protect Air & Water Quality - "stop almost all of TXU’s coal-fired power plants," and "improve water conservation and address the state’s future water needs."
  • Immigration - "I support any effective measure that will: Secure our border, Enforce our laws, Stop illegal immigrants from cutting in line ahead of people who are following the legal process, Protect businesses and our economy by pursuing reform that’s grounded in practical reality, not political theatrics."

Committee assignments

  • HB 528 - Relating to the offense of failing to secure a child passenger in a motor vehicle and to fines for the offense.
  • HB 1353 - Relating to permitting certain military attorneys to represent military personnel and their dependents in civil proceedings before the courts of this state.
  • HB 2370 - Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to United States attorneys and assistant United States attorneys and to the authority of United States attorneys and assistant United States attorneys to carry certain weapons.
  • HB 2932 - Relating to including in the law enforcement information system information indicating that criminal defendants have committed certain additional offenses.[3]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Vaught lost re-election in District 107. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican Kenneth Sheets in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 107
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Sheets (R) 16,226 51.36%
Allen Vaught (D) 14,638 46.48%
Brandon Parsons (L) 678 2.14%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Vaught won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 107th District, receiving 25,374 votes ahead of Republican Bill Keffer (23,616) and Libertarian Brandon Parsons (1,309).[5] He raised $634,373 for his campaign; Keffer raised $581,937.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 107
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Allen Vaught (D) 25,374 50.44%
Bill Keffer (R) 23,616 46.95%
Brandon Parsons (L) 1,309 2.60%

2006

On November 4, 2006 McReynolds won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 107th District, defeating incumbent Bill Keffer (R) and Chris Jones (L).[7]

Vaughn raised $531,354 for his campaign while Keffer raised $303,865 and Jones raised $0.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 12 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Allen Vaught (D) 16,254
Bill Keffer (R) 15,145
Chris Jones (L) 1,038

Campaign donors

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Vaught has raised $43,737 for his 2010 election campaign.[9] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

His five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Blackridge Consulting LLP $5,211
Texans for Economic Development $5,000
Peisen, Val $2,500
Texas Values in Action Coalition $2,500
Texas Medical Association $2,022

2008

In the 2008 election, Vaught raised a total of $634,373.[10]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for Insurance Reform $114,395
House Democratic Campaign CMTE $55,500
Texas Parent PAC $55,000
Butt, Charles C $27,500
Franklin Cardwell & Jones $25,000

2006

In the 2006 election, Vaught raised a total of $531,354.[11]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for Insurance Reform $244,074
Franklin Cardwell & Jones $77,032
Jones, Greg $26,500
Texas State Teachers Association $18,139
House Democratic Campaign CMTE of Texas $10,000

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