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|Texas House of Representatives, District 107|
|2007 - Present|
|January 11, 2013|
|Per diem||$150 per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
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.
On his website Vaught lists his priority issues and his positions:
- 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."
- Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Texas House
- Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee, Texas House (Vice Chair)
- 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.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 107 |
2010 General election results
|Kenneth Sheets (R)||16,226||51.36%|
|Allen Vaught (D)||14,638||46.48%|
|Brandon Parsons (L)||678||2.14%|
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). He raised $634,373 for his campaign; Keffer raised $581,937.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 107|
|Allen Vaught (D)||25,374||50.44%|
|Bill Keffer (R)||23,616||46.95%|
|Brandon Parsons (L)||1,309||2.60%|
Vaughn raised $531,354 for his campaign while Keffer raised $303,865 and Jones raised $0.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 12 (2006)|
|Allen Vaught (D)||16,254|
|Bill Keffer (R)||15,145|
|Chris Jones (L)||1,038|
His five largest contributors in 2010 are:
|Blackridge Consulting LLP||$5,211|
|Texans for Economic Development||$5,000|
|Texas Values in Action Coalition||$2,500|
|Texas Medical Association||$2,022|
In the 2008 election, Vaught raised a total of $634,373.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|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|
In the 2006 election, Vaught raised a total of $531,354.
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Texans for Insurance Reform||$244,074|
|Franklin Cardwell & Jones||$77,032|
|Texas State Teachers Association||$18,139|
|House Democratic Campaign CMTE of Texas||$10,000|
- Allen Vaught's campaign website site
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Vaught (dead link)
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Follow The Money, Campaign Contributions: 2010 2008, 2006
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 107 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile (timed out)
- Texas 20/20 PAC profile
- Allen Vaught on Facebook
- Allen Vaught on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Vaught
- Allen Vaught Issues
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Vaught
- Official Texas Election Results (timed out)
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 24, 2014
- District 107 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Texas House official election results for 2006
- District 12 Texas House candidate funds, 2006
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions to Allen Vaught
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2006 Campaign contributions," accessed December 31, 2014
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