Armando Martinez

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Armando Martinez
Armando Martinez.jpg
Texas House of Representatives, District 39
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 4, 2014
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas Pan American, 1998
Personal
ProfessionFirefighter and paramedic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Armando "Mando" Martinez is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Martinez earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg in 1998. Martinez is a licensed paramedic and firefighter with the City of Weslaco Fire Department EMS. He works as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic for Valley Aircare.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education
Local & Consent Calendars
Transportation, Vice-chair

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Martinez served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 83 - Relating to establishing a health science center and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.
  • HB 91 - Relating to the establishment by The University of Texas System of a law school in the Rio Grande Valley.
  • HB 839 - Relating to the sale or delivery of salvia divinorum to a child; providing a penalty.
  • HB 845 - Relating to the restoration of the medically needy program under the state Medicaid program.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took 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 was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Armando Martinez was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Martinez won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 39. Martinez defeated Joseph Campos in the May 29 primary election and defeated Joel De Los Santos (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngArmando Martinez Incumbent 77.6% 23,909
     Republican Joel De Los Santos 22.4% 6,886
Total Votes 30,795
Texas House of Representatives District 39 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngArmando Martinez Incumbent 83.9% 11,561
Joseph Campos 16.1% 2,221
Total Votes 13,782

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Martinez won re-election in District 39. He defeated Joel De Los Santos in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Martinez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 39th District. Martinez ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 23,879 votes.[6] Martinez raised $128,135 for his campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 39
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Armando Martinez (D) 23,879 100.00%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Martinez is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Martinez raised a total of $822,110 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[8]

Armando Martinez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 39 Won $244,845
2010 Texas State House, District 39 Won $233,399
2008 Texas State House, District 39 Won $128,135
2006 Texas State House, District 39 Won $157,145
2004 Texas State House, District 39 Won $58,586
Grand Total Raised $822,110

2012

Martinez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $244,845.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Armando Martinez's campaign in 2012
Martinez, Armando (Mando)$52,154
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$18,000
Texans For Insurance Reform$10,000
Border Health$10,000
Texans For Economic Development$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$244,845
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Martinez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $233,399.

2008

Martinez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $128,135.

2006

Martinez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $157,145.

2004

Martinez won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $58,586.

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.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Texas scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

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.[9] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[10]

  • 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.
  • Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Concerned Women for America of Texas: Legislative Scorecard for the 83rd session.

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.[10]

  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Legislators are scored based on consumer-related bills.

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." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Martinez received a score of 21.3 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Armando Martinez received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Armando + Martinez + Texas + House

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

Armando Martinez News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
'
Texas House District 39
2005–present
Succeeded by
NA