Dwayne Bohac

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Dwayne Bohac
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Texas House of Representatives, District 138
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 4, 1966
Place of birthHouston, TX
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dwayne Bohac is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 138. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Bohac has worked as an intern for Congressman Bill Archer in 1989, and Congressman Tom DeLay in 1987. He is a small business owner.

Bohac is a member of the Sign Committee of the Candlelight Woods and Estates Civic Club, Heights Chamber of Commerce, Justice for All, Second Baptist Church in Houston, Spring Branch Revitalization Association, and White Oak Bayou Association.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Business & Industry, Vice-chair
Local & Consent Calendars
Ways & Means

2011-2012

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

Issues

  • HB 1253 - Relating to repeal of authority for the establishment and operation of the Trans-Texas Corridor.
  • HB 1414 - Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification.
  • HB 1423 - Relating to the establishment of a pilot program in certain counties to require health and human services providers to provide screening to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
  • HB 1720 - Relating to the use of public funds by a political subdivision for political advertising or communications that contain false information relating to a ballot measure; providing a criminal penalty.[2]

Campaign themes

2014

Bohac's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3] Bohac says he is for:

  • "Capping Property Tax Appraisals at 5% or Less"
  • "Requiring a Texas Photo ID to Vote"
  • "Public School Classroom Excellence & Fair Teacher Pay"
  • "Lower Taxes & Reduced Government Spending to Encourage Economic Growth & Job Creation"
  • "Aggressive Flood Control Efforts Through Increasing the Use of Retention Ponds"
  • "Legislation that is Tough on Crime and Supports Local Law Enforcement"
  • "Increased Border Security"
  • "Giving Municipalities Greater Authority to Enforce Apartment Standards"

And is against:

  • "Obamacare"
  • "Tolling Existing Free Roads "
  • "Amnesty "

2012

Bohac's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4] Bohac said he is for:

  • "Capping Property Appraisal Increases at 5% or less"
  • "Excellence in Education by Returning to Basics, Restoring Discipline in the Classroom, Rewarding Teachers and Encouraging Parental Responsibility"
  • "Lower Taxes to Encourage Economic Growth and Job Creation"
  • "Strong Action to Secure Our Borders"
  • "Aggressive Flood Control Eforts Through the Use of Retention Ponds"
  • "Legislation that is Tough on Crime and Supports Local Law Enforcement"
  • "Smaller, More Effcient Government"

And he is against:

  • State Income Tax
  • Trans-Texas Corridor
  • Foreign Company Ownership of Texas Roads

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Dwayne Bohac was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fred Vernon was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Vernon, Bohac and Frank Cansella (L) will face off in the general election.[5][6][7]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bohac ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 138. Bohac defeated Whet Smith in the May 29 primary election and defeated Lee Coughran (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 138, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDwayne Bohac Incumbent 80.5% 29,645
     Libertarian Lee Coughran 19.5% 7,202
Total Votes 36,847
Texas House of Representatives District 138 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDwayne Bohac Incumbent 72.5% 5,861
Whet Smith 27.5% 2,222
Total Votes 8,083

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bohac won re-election in District 138. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Kendra Camarena and Libertarian Wesley Hamner in the November 2 general election.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 138
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Dwayne Bohac (R) 17,002 62.55%
Kendra Camarena (D) 9,646 35.48%
Wesley Hamner (L) 532 1.95%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bohac won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 138th District, receiving 21,666 votes ahead of Democrat Virginia Stogner McDavid (15,052).[10] He raised $450,675 for his campaign; McDavid raised $180,065.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 138
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Dwayne Bohac (R) 21,666 59.00%
Virginia "Ginny" Stogner McDavid (D) 15,052 40.99%

2006

On November 4, 2006 Bohac won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 138th District, defeating Mark McDavid (D) and Mike Craig (L).[12]

Bohac raised $222,591 for his campaign while McDavid raised $28,724 and Craig raised $0.[13]

Texas House of Representatives, District 138 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Dwayne Bohac (R) 12,504
Mark McDavid (D) 8,286
Mike Craig (L) 610

2004

On November 4, 2004 Bohac won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 138th District, defeating Fred Ashmead (D).[14]

Bohac raised $209,035 for his campaign while Ashmead raised $1,250.[15]

Texas House of Representatives, District 138 (2004)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Dwayne Bohac (R) 23,217
Fred Ashmead (D) 13,201

2002

On November 4, 2002 Bohac won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 138th District, defeating incumbent Ken Yarbrough (D).[16]

Bohac raised $322,584 for his campaign while Yarbrough raised $117,252.[17]

Texas House of Representatives, District 138 (2002)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Dwayne Bohac (R) 14,682
Ken Yarbrough (D) 10,026

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bohac is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Bohac raised a total of $2,449,620 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[18]

Dwayne Bohac's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 138 Won $233,670
2010 Texas State House, District 138 Won $759,029
2008 Texas State House, District 138 Won $450,675
2006 Texas State House, District 138 Won $222,591
2004 Texas State House, District 138 Won $209,035
2002 Texas State House, District 138 Won $322,584
1998 Texas State House, District 138 Defeated $252,036
Grand Total Raised $2,449,620

2012

Bohac won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bohac raised a total of $233,670.

2010

Bohac won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bohac raised a total of $759,029.

2008

Bohac won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Bohac raised a total of $450,675.

2006

Bohac won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Bohac raised a total of $222,591.

2004

Bohac won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Bohac raised a total of $209,035.

2002

Bohac won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Bohac raised a total of $322,584.

1998

Bohac lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Bohac raised a total of $252,036.

Scorecards

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

2013

Bohac received a score of 74.9 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of B that Bohac received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Dwayne Bohac received a grade of B on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Bohac 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."[20]

Personal

Bohac and his wife, Dawn, have four children.

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