|Texas House of Representatives, District 97|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Goldman served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Land & Resource Management|
|• Special Purpose Districts|
Goldman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "As a small businessman Craig knows the best way to encourage more growth in any economy is to keep taxes low and implement pro-growth policies to create a climate for individuals to prosper and thrive. Texas is a leader in promoting small business, contributing 1 out of every 4 new jobs nationwide."
- Excerpt: "We should encourage more education options that promote innovation, safe schools and give parents choices, including charter schools. Taxpayers fund $50 billion to public education every two years. There should be more transparency so we know how our taxpayer money is being spent."
Wasteful Government Spending
- Excerpt: "We must remove regulations and unnecessary programs that are costing Texans billions of dollars. Eliminating this wasteful spending will encourage economic growth."
- Excerpt: "Craig knows that we can no longer wait for President Obama to secure our border and do his job. Texas must take the lead by supplying our border sheriffs and DPS with more boots on the ground and more surveillance technology to stop the flow of illegal immigrants from crossing our border."
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 Craig Goldman is unopposed in the Republican primary. Goldman will face Rod Wingo (L) in the general election.
Goldman won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 97. Goldman defeated Susan Todd and Chris Hatch in the May 29 primary election and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012|
|Texas House of Representatives District 97 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Goldman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Goldman raised a total of $284,231 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.
|Craig Goldman's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 97||$284,231|
|Grand Total Raised||$284,231|
2012Goldman won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Goldman raised a total of $284,231.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Craig Goldman's campaign in 2012|
|Sandefer, Jeff Davis||$6,000|
|Shapiro, Florence D||$5,000|
|Gramm, Hon & S Phil||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$284,231|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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 were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.
Goldman received a score of 93.5 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Goldman has a wife, Auryn.
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- Profile from Open States
- Craig Goldman on Facebook
- Craig Goldman on Twitter
- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County," accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Goldman, Craig," accessed August 15, 2013
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
Mark Shelton (R)
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