|Texas House of Representatives, District 115|
|January 13, 2015|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas|
Ratliff earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ratliff served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Education|
Ratliff's website highlights the following stances:
- Balanced State & Federal Government Budgets
- Pro-Life & Pro-Family Values
- Local Control of Public Schools
- Better Traffic Mobility
- Less Government Regulation
Ratliff's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- "Balanced State & Federal Government Budgets"
- "Pro-Life & Pro-Family Values"
- "Local Control of Public Schools"
- "Better Traffic Mobility"
- "Less Government Regulation"
- "Higher Taxes"
- "Abusive Eminent Domain"
- "Unfunded Mandates"
- "Foreign Ownership of Texas Roads"
Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Matt Rinaldi defeated incumbent Bennett Ratliff in the Republican primary. Paul Stafford was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Kim Kelley is running as a Libertarian.
Ratliff won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 115. Ratliff advanced to the June 31 primary runoff where he defeated Steve Nguyen. Ratliff defeated Mary Clare Fabishak (D) and Preston Poulter (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 115, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Mary Clare Fabishak||40.1%||29,082|
Comprehensive donor information for Ratliff is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ratliff raised a total of $388,731 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.
|Bennett Ratliff's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 115||$388,731|
|Grand Total Raised||$388,731|
2012Ratliff won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ratliff raised a total of $388,731.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bennett Ratliff's campaign in 2012|
|Texas Medical Association||$29,308|
|Ratliff, Bennett & Beccy||$25,000|
|Bill Ratliff For State Senate||$20,000|
|Eye-Pac Of The Texas Opthalmological Accociation||$15,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$388,731|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
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.
Ratliff received a score of 41.6 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Ratliff and his wife, Beccy, have three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Bennett + Ratliff + Texas + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Contested races within GOP reflect broader rift - 88.9 KETR
- Texas business group helps 32 lawmakers in push back against tea party fiscal ... - Dallas Morning News (blog)
- Texas: Where the Constitution protects our guns but not our women - CultureMap Austin
- Texas House of Representatives Office Website
- Official campaign website
- Bennett Ratliff on Facebook
- Bennett Ratliff on Twitter
- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- Report Card from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility
- bennettratliff.com, "About Bennett," accessed February 12, 2014
- bennettratliff.com, "Issues," accessed February 12, 2014
- bennettratliff.com - Issues
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Ratliff, Bennett," accessed August 15, 2013
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
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