Connie Scott

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Connie Scott
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Texas House of Representatives, District 34
Former Officeholder
In office
2011 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
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Connie Scott (born November 10, 1961 in Lulling, Texas) is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 34th District from 2011 to 2013.


Biography

Scott co-owned and ran a small pipeline construction company for 10 years.

Committee assignments

Connie Scott served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

On her website, Scott lists her positions on a number of issues[1]:

Campaign slogan

  • "...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."

Improving Transportation

  • 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

  • Pro-life.
  • 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.

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2][3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAbel Herrero 57.2% 25,482
     Republican Connie Scott Incumbent 42.8% 19,088
Total Votes 44,570

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Scott won election in District 34. She defeated Vicente Carranza in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Democratic incumbent Abel Herrero in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 34
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Connie Scott (R) 13,892 53.95%
Abel Herrero (D) 11,855 46,04%

Campaign donors

2010

Scott raised a total of $748,410 in 2010. Below are Scott's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[5]

Contributor 2010 total
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

2008

In the 2008 election, Scott raised a total of $314,103, but lost in the general election.[6]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Republican Party Of Nueces County $43,040
Texans For Lawsuit Reform $40,615
Scott, Mike $15,022
Associated Republicans Of Texas $10,500
Three Donors, Each Donating $10,000 $10,000

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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."[7] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Connie Scott received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Abel Herrero (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 34
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Abel Herrero (D)