|Texas House of Representatives, District 34|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 3.1 Campaign slogan
- 3.2 Reducing Taxes, Promoting Economic Development
- 3.3 Balancing the Budget, Cutting Spending
- 3.4 Improving Transportation
- 3.5 Lowering Healthcare Costs, Increasing Access
- 3.6 Ensuring Good Education
- 3.7 Securing the Border, Protecting Texas Families
- 3.8 Cracking Down on Gang Violence and Crime
- 3.9 Preserving Family Values
- 3.10 Political Courage Test
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Recent news
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Scott co-owned and ran a small pipeline construction company for 10 years.
Connie Scott served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
- Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee
- Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee
- Local & Consent Calendars Committee
On her website, Scott lists her positions on a number of issues:
- "...because Texas needs more common sense."
Reducing Taxes, Promoting Economic Development
- Supports, "lower taxes, less regulation and less litigation."
- Supports, "policies that attract business investment and create more jobs... [such as the] effort to curb lawsuit abuse."
Balancing the Budget, Cutting Spending
- Opposes any, "tax increase to fund the state budget shortfall and instead will demand state agencies reduce spending."
- Supports limiting, "government spending to no more than population growth and inflation."
- "Believes, "government today is too invasive, too big, and too unaccountable."
- Will fight for "our fair share of transportation funding" to ensure a solid infrastructure she believes, "is vital to economic development in the Coastal Bend."
Lowering Healthcare Costs, Increasing Access
- "Supports, "our work with Bay Area Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse helped lead to sensible lawsuit abuse reform that brought more doctors and nurses to our community and increased access to quality health care for everyone."
- Supports Texas Attorney General Abbott's lawsuit against "Obamacare," saying, "The federal government health care takeover violates states’ rights and will cost Texas taxpayers over $20 billion.
Ensuring Good Education
- Opposes, "legislation that takes money away from public schools"
- Supports, "merit-based pay increases for hardworking public school teachers."
Securing the Border, Protecting Texas Families
- Supports enhanced border security to "ensure that our state’s laws make sense and are enforced."
- Supports increasing funding for the Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers, and local law enforcement along the Texas/ Mexico border, "to fight Mexican drug cartel violence that is spilling" into Texas.
Cracking Down on Gang Violence and Crime
- Supports, "stronger penalties for gang violence and increased funding for local law enforcement to battle gang violence."
- Supports, "building more prisons to keep criminals behind bars and alleviate prison overcrowding, rather than reduce prison sentences for inmates who break the law.
Preserving Family Values
- Opposes gay marriage.
Political Courage Test
Scott provided answers to the 2010 Political Courage Test on the subjects of:
- Abortion and reproductive issues
- Budget, spending and tax issues
- Campaign finance and government reform issues
- Crime and public safety issues
- Economic issues
- Education issues
- Environment and energy issues
- Gun issues
- Health issues
- Social issues
Scott declined to provide answers to the 2010 Political Courage Test section on legislative priorities.
The full test can be accessed here.
Scott ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 33. Scott ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by Abel Herrero (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Connie Scott Incumbent||42.8%||19,088|
| Texas House of Representatives, District 34 |
2010 General election results
|Connie Scott (R)||13,892||53.95%|
|Abel Herrero (D)||11,855||46,04%|
Scott raised a total of $748,410 in 2010. Below are Scott's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Associated Republicans of Texas||$175,800|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$173,294|
|Texas Republican Party||$50,000|
|Conservative Republicans of Texas||$35,395|
|Perry, Bob J.||$32,500|
In the 2008 election, Scott raised a total of $314,103, but lost in the general election.
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Republican Party Of Nueces County||$43,040|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$40,615|
|Associated Republicans Of Texas||$10,500|
|Three Donors, Each Donating $10,000||$10,000|
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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 are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Connie Scott received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Scott is married to Mike Scott. Together, they have four children and five grandchildren. They live in Robstown, Texas. Scott is a member of River Hills Baptist Church.
Community Service and Involvement
- Vice chairman of the board of directors of the Regional Transportation Authority. Elected in January 2010.
- Executive director of Bay Area Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. Has served on the board since 2007.
- Board member of the Lexington Museum.
- President of the Corpus Christi State School Volunteer Services Council.
- Texas House member page
- Connie Scott campaign website
- Project Vote Smart - Connie Scott biography
- Project Vote Smart - Connie Scott political courage test results
- Connie Scott's Facebook page
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions to Connie Scott *Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions to Connie Scott
- Connie Scott Issues
- Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 17, 2014
- Official Texas Election Results (timed out)
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
Abel Herrero (D)
|Texas House of Representatives District 34
| Succeeded by|
Abel Herrero (D)