Charlie Geren

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Charlie Geren
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Texas House of Representatives, District 99
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Charlie Geren is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 99. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Geren is Vice President/Partner of Kelly, Geren and Searcy, and President of Railhead Smokehouse. He has worked as a Deputy in the United States Marshal Service, was President of LGS Godly Ranch Corporation, and a former member of Westside State Bank.

Geren is a member of the Fort Worth Restaurant Association, Fort Worth Zoo, Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, Junior Achievement, Lena Pope Home, Ronald McDonald House, Rotary Club, Texas Association of Realtors, and Texas Restaurant Association.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendars
House Administration, Chair
Licensing & Administrative Procedures
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

Issues

  • HB 477 - Relating to the use of political contributions to pay a civil penalty imposed by the Texas Ethics Commission.
  • HB 1707 - Relating to the required disclosure under the public information law of information pertaining to an employee or trustee of a public employee pension system.
  • HB 2106 - Relating to contracts by governmental entities and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds.
  • HB 3632 - Relating to the authority of the state to acquire, sell, or exchange certain land.[2]

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Charlie Geren was unopposed in the Republican primary. Geren is unopposed in the general election. Cory Houser (L) was removed from the ballot before the election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Geren won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 99. Geren ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Geren Incumbent 66.2% 36,715
     Democratic Michael McClure 30.2% 16,763
     Libertarian Dan Hawkins 3.6% 2,009
Total Votes 55,487

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Geren won re-election in District 99. He defeated Matt Krause in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 99
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charlie Geren (R) 31,931 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Geren won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 99th District, defeating Sheila Ford (D) and Robin Chester (L). Geren received 46,254 votes in the election while Ford received 23,135 votes, and Chester received 1,993 votes.[6] Geren raised $860,801 for his campaign; Ford raised $4,427.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 99
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charlie Geren (R) 46,254 64.79%
Sheila Ford (D) 23,135 32.41%
Robin Chester (L) 1,993 2.79%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Geren is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Geren raised a total of $3,670,753 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[8]

Charlie Geren's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 99 Won $639,556
2010 Texas State House, District 99 Won $704,651
2008 Texas State House, District 99 Won $860,801
2006 Texas State House, District 99 Won $699,429
2004 Texas State House, District 99 Won $285,705
2002 Texas State House, District 99 Won $269,177
2000 Texas State House, District 89 Won $211,434
Grand Total Raised $3,670,753

2012

Geren won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Geren raised a total of $639,556.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charlie Geren's campaign in 2012
Andrews, Barry G$25,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$17,500
Texas Consumer Lenders PAC$15,000
AT&T$11,000
Texas Association For Home Care$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$639,556
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Geren won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Geren raised a total of $704,651.

2008

Geren won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Geren raised a total of $860,801.

2006

Geren won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Geren raised a total of $699,429.

2004

Geren won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Geren raised a total of $285,705.

2002

Geren won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Geren raised a total of $269,177.

2000

Geren won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Geren raised a total of $211,434.

Scorecards

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

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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.[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.
  • 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.[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.

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

2013

Geren received a score of 37 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of C that Geren received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Charlie Geren received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Green and his wife, Toni, have one child.

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