Bob Deuell

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Bob Deuell
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Texas State Senate, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorge Mason University
M.D.Medical College of Virginia
Personal
BirthdayMarch 11, 1950
ProfessionPhysician
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bob Deuell (b. March 11, 1950) is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Deuell graduated with a B.S. from George Mason University and also graduated with an M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia.

In addition to being a senator, Deuell is a family physician and medical director for the Hunt-Greenville County Department of Health. Prior to his position in the state senate, he also obtained the position of partner for the Primary Care Associates of Greenville.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development, Chair
Finance
Health & Human Services, Vice-chair
Natural Resources
State Affairs, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Deuell served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Deuell served on the following Texas Senate committees:

Issues

2009-2010 (81st Legislature)

Campaign themes

2014

Deuell's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

  • HEALTH CARE
Excerpt: "Throughout my legislative career, including four sessions serving on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, I have worked to make health care more accessible and affordable. I believe the best way to do that is to engage the free market and empower consumers. At the same time, we must hold insurance companies accountable for abuses to the system."
  • JOBS/ECONOMY
Excerpt: "By mainting a commitment to smaller, limited government, I believe Texas will continue to be the kind of state where investors and job creators will want to do business."

2012

Deuell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Deuell opposes eminent domain powers that allow the government to seize private property.

Senator Deuell introduces an article to the Senate

Elections

2014

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 15 of the 31 seats in the Texas State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Bob Deuell and Bob Hall advanced to a primary runoff, defeating Mark Thompson in the Republican primary. Hall defeated Deuell in the May 27 runoff election. Don Bates is running as a Libertarian candidate.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Deuell ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 2. Deuell ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

2010

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2010

Deuell ran for re-election to the 2nd District seat in 2010. He defeated Sharon Russell in the GOP primary on March 3, 2010. Deuell received 38,086 votes while Russell received 15,588.[7] Kathleen Maria Shaw ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.

Shaw defeated Democratic opponent Kathleen Maria Shaw in the 2010 general election.[7]

Texas State Senate, District 2
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Deuell (R) 105,779 66.38%
Kathleen Maria Shaw (D) 53,566 33.61%

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Deuell won re-election to the 2nd District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponent Dennis Kaptain (L).[7]

Deuell raised $703,918 while Kaptain raised $0.[8]

Texas State Senate, District 2 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Deuell (R) 92,431 78.68%
Dennis Kaptain (L) 25,043 21.31%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Deuell is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Deuell raised a total of $5,273,864 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[9]

Bob Deuell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 2 Won $576,747
2010 Texas State Senate, District 2 Won $745,413
2008 Texas State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $331,013
2006 Texas State Senate, District 2 Won $703,918
2004 Texas State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $352,148
2002 Texas State Senate, District 2 Won $1,006,174
2000 Texas State Senate, District 2 Defeated $1,558,451
Grand Total Raised $5,273,864

2012

Deuell won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Deuell raised a total of $576,747.
Texas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Deuell's campaign in 2012
Texas Medical Association$60,010
Border Health$20,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$17,500
Perry, Bob J$15,000
Time Warner$11,000
Total Raised in 2012$576,747
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Deuell won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Deuell raised a total of $745,413.

2008

Deuell was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Deuell raised a total of $331,013.

2006

Deuell won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Deuell raised a total of $703,918.

2004

Deuell was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Deuell raised a total of $352,148.

2002

Deuell won election to the Texas State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Deuell raised a total of $1,006,174.

2000

Deuell lost the election for the Texas State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Deuell raised a total of $1,558,451.

Scorecards

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

2013

Deuell received a score of 53.1 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Bob Deuell received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Deuell's endorsements include the following:[11]

  • Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
  • Dallas Police Officers Association
  • Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
  • Manufacturers Association of Texas
  • National Rifle Association
  • Texans for Lawsuit Reform
  • Texas Alliance for Life
  • Texas Association of Business (BAC-PAC)

  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • Texas Farm Bureau
  • Texas Hospital Association (HOSPAC)
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Municipal Police Association
  • Texas State Association of Fire Fighters
  • Texas State Rifle Association
  • Texas State Teachers Association

Personal

Deull and his wife, Marilyn, have three children: Paul, Brian and Jennifer.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Cain
Texas Senate District 2
2003-present
Succeeded by
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