Dan Huberty

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Dan Huberty
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Texas House of Representatives, District 127
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCleveland State University, 1991
Master'sUniversity of Phoenix, 1998
Personal
Birthday06/21/1968
Place of birthParma, OH
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dan Huberty (b. June 21, 1968) is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 127. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Huberty earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Cleveland State University in 1991. He then earned an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix in 1998.

Huberty has been the vice president of Clean Energy Fuels since 2009. He previously served as vice president of Ampco Systems Parking from 2000 to 2006. He has been a Trustee of Humble Independent School District since 2006, serving as President from 2009 to 2010. Huberty has also been an associate member of the Kingwood Area Republican Women and the Lake Houston Shores Republican Women.

Huberty was given the "Rookie of the Year" award by Texas Monthly Magazine for his performance in the 82nd Legislative Session. Remarking on Huberty's notable record during his first session, Humble Independent School District Superintendent Dr Guy Sconzo said “This was the largest class of freshman legislators in Texas ever." Sconzo also noted that Huberty “passed more legislation than any other freshman legislators.”[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Education
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Huberty's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "Every government program, no matter how many people it helps, has a cost to taxpayers. Tools like zero based budgeting and revenue caps can help enforce fiscal discipline."

Controlling the Border

  • Excerpt: "If the federal government won’t control the border, then Texans will. The state can take steps to cease cities from adopting sanctuary policies. We must continue to send aid to border sheriffs and provide state DPS resources to the area. Passage of a strict voter ID law should be a priority."

Lowering Property Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Previous efforts to lower property taxes have been erased by increased appraisals. We need meaningful property appraisal caps or true statewide revenue caps for all levels of government."

Improving Public Education

  • Excerpt: "Limiting administration and bureaucracy, letting classroom teachers teach, and rewarding excellence are key tools. Federal and State governments approach of providing less money and more mandates – needs to change. One size doesn’t fit all in public education, and locally elected school boards, principals, teachers and parents are in the best situation to make decisions affecting our students."

Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Texas continues to prosper because we have relatively low taxes, sensible regulation, and an environment that rewards innovation and hard work. We must be vigilant. Competition will be keen as the rest of the country and the world weathers tough economic times."

2012

Huberty's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Supports tools such as, “zero based budgeting and revenue caps [to] help enforce fiscal discipline.”

Controlling the Border

  • Supports Texans controlling the border in the absence of federal willingness.
  • Opposes cities adopting sanctuary policies.
  • Supports sending aid to border sheriffs and providing state DPS resources to the area.
  • Supports passage of a strict voter ID law.

Lowering Property Taxes

  • Supports, “meaningful property appraisal caps or true statewide revenue caps for all levels of government.”

Improving Public Education

  • Supports high standards and accountability to those standards as, “the hallmark of a good public school.”
  • Supports, “limiting administration and bureaucracy, letting classroom teachers teach and rewarding excellence.”
  • Believes locally-elected school boards, principals, teachers and parents are in the best situation to make decisions affecting our students.”

Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs

  • Supports, “relatively low taxes and sensible regulation” as keys to Texas’ economic successes.

Accountability for State and Local Government

  • Supports high standards of political accountability, beginning with real ethics reforms.

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 Dan Huberty was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Huberty won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 127. Huberty defeated Bobby Jordan in the May 29 primary election and defeated Cody Pogue (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 127, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Huberty Incumbent 70.2% 45,813
     Democratic Cody Pogue 29.8% 19,435
Total Votes 65,248
Texas House of Representatives District 127 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Huberty Incumbent 90.3% 11,117
Bobby Jordan 9.7% 1,200
Total Votes 12,317

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Huberty won election to Texas House of Representatives District 127. He defeated Susan Curling in the April 13 Republican primary runoff. He went on to defeat incumbent Democratic candidate Joe Montemayor in the November 2 general election.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 127
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Huberty (R) 37,725 75.25%
Joe Montemayor (D) 12,406 24.74%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Huberty is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Huberty raised a total of $800,383 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[7]

Dan Huberty's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 127 Won $346,099
2010 Texas State House, District 127 Won $454,284
Grand Total Raised $800,383

2012

Huberty won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Huberty raised a total of $346,099.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Huberty's campaign in 2012
Perry, Bob J$11,000
Thompson & Horton$10,000
Houston Fire Fighters$7,500
Time Warner Cable$7,500
Texas Association Of Realtors$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$346,099
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Huberty won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Huberty raised a total of $454,284.

Scorecards

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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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.[8] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[9]

  • 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.
  • Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Concerned Women for America of Texas: Legislative Scorecard for the 83rd session.

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.[9]

  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Legislators are scored based on consumer-related bills.

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

2013

Huberty received a score of 49.4 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of B that Huberty received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Dan Huberty received a grade of B on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Huberty was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."

Personal

Huberty and his wife, Janet, have three children. They currently live in Walden on Lake Houston. They are members of Saint Martha's Catholic Church.

Community service and involvement

Huberty has served as a board member for the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and the Be An Angel Foundation. He is also a member of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce, the Kingwood Chamber of Commerce, and the Knights of Columbus.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Crabb (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 127
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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