Ana Hernandez Luna

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Ana Hernandez Luna
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Texas House of Representatives, District 143
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 8, 2005
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayAugust 25, 1978
Place of birthReynosa, Mexico
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ana Hernandez Luna is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 143. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on November 8, 2005.

Biography

Hernandez Luna is an attorney with the Mostyn Law Firm. She has worked as an attorney for ConocoPhilips, staffer of Texas State Representative Joe E. Moreno, and Chief of Staff for Texas State Representative Jessica Farrar.

Hernandez Luna is founder of Latinas on the Rise, sits on the Board of Directors of the Houston Hispanic Bar Association, and is a member of the Precinct Together Board, State Bar of Texas, Tejano Democrats, Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents, Texas Young Lawyers Association, and Latinas on the Rise.[1]

In August 2012, she was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Luna served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
County Affairs
Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hernandez Luna served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hernandez Luna served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 557 - Relating to the establishment of an air pollutant watch list and associated reports for the purpose of controlling the emissions of air contaminants under the Texas Clean Air Act.
  • HB 558 - Relating to law enforcement and judicial procedures for, and the prosecution of, children who engage in conduct constituting public intoxication.
  • HB 634 - Relating to establishing a carbon dioxide "cap and trade" program to enable participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
  • HB 769 - Relating to standards for measuring the emission of air contaminants under the Texas Clean Air Act; providing a penalty.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Ana Hernandez Luna was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hernandez Luna ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 143. Hernandez Luna ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Doug Weiskopf (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 143, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAna Hernandez Luna Incumbent 72.9% 21,869
     Republican Doug Weiskopf 27.1% 8,112
Total Votes 29,981

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hernandez Luna won re-election in District 143. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Gilbert Pena in the November 2 general election.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 143
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ana Hernandez Luna (D) 7,409 68.30%
Gilbert Pena (R) 3,438 31.697%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hernandez Luna won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 143rd District, defeating Republican Dorothy Olmos and Libertarian Joe O. Marcom. Hernandez Luna received 11,881 votes, ahead of Olmos (4,647) and Marcom (278).[7] She raised $116,979 for her campaign; Olmos raised $17,309, and Marcom raised $17.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 143
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ana Hernandez Luna (D) 11,881 70.69%
Dorothy Olmos (R) 4,647 27.65%
Joe O. Marcom (L) 278 1.65%

2006

In November 2006, Hernandez Luna won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 143rd District, defeating Dorothy Olmos (R) and Joe Marcom (L).[7]

Hernandez Luna raised $280,791 for her campaign while Olmos raised 44,844 and Marcom raised $0.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 143 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ana Hernandez Luna (D) 6,026
Dorthy Olmos 6,026
Joe Marcom 286

2005 Special Election

On November 8, 2005, Hernandez Luna won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 143rd District in a special election, defeating a number of Democratic candidates.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hernandez Luna is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Hernandez Luna raised a total of $643,296 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 20, 2013.[10]

Ana Hernandez Luna's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 143 Won $135,981
2010 Texas State House, District 143 Won $109,545
2008 Texas State House, District 143 Won $116,979
2006 Texas State House, District 143 Won $280,791
Grand Total Raised $643,296

2012

Hernandez Luna won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hernandez Luna raised a total of $135,981.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ana Hernandez Luna's campaign in 2012
Border Health$7,500
Houston Fire Fighters$5,000
Connelly, Serena Simmons$3,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
CWA - Cope PCC PAC$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$135,981
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hernandez Luna won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hernandez Luna raised a total of $109,545.

2008

Hernandez Luna won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hernandez Luna raised a total of $116,979.

2006

Hernandez Luna won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hernandez Luna raised a total of $280,791.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2013

In 2013, the Texas State Legislature was in its 83rd legislative session from January 8 through May 27. Thirty minutes after the regular session ended, Governor Rick Perry called legislators back for a special session starting that evening.[11] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[12]

  • Legislators are scored on bills which relate to economic freedom, the size and scope of government, and individual liberty.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions, and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
  • Legislators are assigned grades reflecting votes on LGBT issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to taxes and property rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on issues critical to businesses, taxpayers and families.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • The 2013 TLCV scorecard covers a range of votes and issues, including: water, global warming, environmental regulation, clean energy, clean air, good government, oil and gas regulation, and energy efficiency.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature was in its 82nd legislative session from January 11 through May 30. A special session was called for May 31 through June 29.[12]

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions, and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on social issues, economic issues and other issues.
  • The Humane Scorecard assesses support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored based on 56 House votes and 38 Senate votes that offer clear public policy choice.

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[13] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Luna received a score of 15.3 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Ana Hernandez Luna received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Hernandez Luna and her husband, Greg, have one child.

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