Dennis Paul

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Dennis Paul
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Texas House of Representatives, District 129
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Dennis Paul campaign logo
CandidateVerification
Dennis Paul is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 129. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Paul served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2015
Insurance
Pensions

Issues

Campaign Themes

Paul's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Constitutional Government

  • Excerpt: "We must uphold the Constitution in our schools, our gun stores, our hospitals, our courthouses and our statehouse. This is freedom of the people by the people and it is us, the grassroots, who will defend liberty."

Pro-Life and Sanctity of Marriage

  • Excerpt: "I am a Pro-Life conservative who will defend the rights of the unborn. I believe in the sanctity of traditional marriage (as defined by one man and one woman)."

Illegal Immigration

  • Excerpt: "We must ensure our law enforcement have the tools they need to do the job safely. We must stop the state benefits to those who have broken the law. We are a nation governed by laws and it is time to step-up and enforce the law regarding illegal immigration. "

Property Tax Relief

  • Excerpt: "We need these taxes to be low, fair and transparent. We need to hold these levels of government accountable for spending YOUR money. We also need a reduction in the appraisal cap to provide relief for families in District 129."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Education is critical to raising a generation that is better off than our own. We need to keep quality teachers and stop rewarding schools that fail. We need curriculum that correctly teaches our history and not allow liberal anti-American curriculum to be forced upon our children. Keeping local control of our schools is one of the most important thing we can do and this includes the freedom of school choice."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took 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 was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. John Gay was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sheryl Berg and Dennis Paul defeated Briscoe Cain, Mary Huls, Jeff Larson, Chuck Maricle and Brent Perry in the Republican primary. Paul defeated Berg in the May 27 Republican primary. Paul defeated Gay in the general election.[2][3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 129 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Paul 67.8% 26,415
     Democratic John Gay 32.2% 12,540
Total Votes 38,955

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Davis (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 129
2015–present
Succeeded by
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