Chris Paddie

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Chris Paddie
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Texas House of Representatives, District 9
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Chris Paddie is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy Resources
Land & Resource Management

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Paddie's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Protect the Right to Bear Arms

  • Excerpt: "Chris believes that in order to preserve our liberty, we must defend the right to bear arms. Chris will fight any effort by government to take away this right granted to us by the Constitution."

Defend Private Property Rights

  • Excerpt: "For most of us, buying land or a home is the largest investment we’ll ever make in our lives. As our State Representative, Chris will do whatever it takes to protect our private property rights from eminent domain abuse."

Create Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Chris understands that government doesn’t create jobs, the private sector does. And he will fight to reduce regulations and cut taxes that prevent employers from keeping East Texans on the job."

Stop Illegal Immigration

  • Excerpt: "Chris supports requiring business to verify the immigration status of their employees and greater penalties for companies that knowingly employ illegal immigrants. And he will vote to eliminate “in-state” tuition for illegal immigrants at Texas colleges and universities."

Protect Life

  • Excerpt: "as our State Representative, Chris will always be on the side of pro-life advocates because he believes we must do everything we can to protect our most precious gifts from God."

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 Chris Paddie was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Paddie won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 9. Paddie defeated incumbent Wayne Christian in the May 29 primary election and defeated write-in candidate John McIntyre in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Paddie 73% 35,996
     Independent John McIntyre 27% 13,339
Total Votes 49,335
Texas House of Representatives District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Paddie 52.2% 9,335
Wayne Christian Incumbent 47.8% 8,558
Total Votes 17,893

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Paddie is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Paddie raised a total of $360,301 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[5]

Chris Paddie's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 9 Won $360,301
Grand Total Raised $360,301

2012

Paddie won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Paddie raised a total of $360,301.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Paddie's campaign in 2012
Texas Association Of Realtors$35,173
Perry, Bob J$20,000
Kevin Eltife Campaign$15,000
Texas Parent PAC$13,000
Davis Chemical Services LLC$12,500
Total Raised in 2012$360,301
Source:Follow the Money

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.[6] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[7]

  • 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.

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

Paddie received a score of 55.5 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wayne Christian (R)
Texas House District 9
2013–present
Succeeded by
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