Eddie Lucio, III

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Eddie Lucio III
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Texas House of Representatives, District 38
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas, Austin
J.D.University of Texas School of Law
Personal
Place of birthBrownsville, Texas
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Eddie Lucio, III is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Lucio III received a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and later received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in 2005.

Lucio is an Attorney with Rodriguez and Nicolas, and has previously worked for Clark, Thomas and Winters.

He is a volunteer with a number of organizations, including the Brownsville Independent School District, Brownsville "Just Say No" Program, Good Neighbor Settlement House, Help One Student to Succeed Program, Meals on Wheels, Optimist Club, and Survivors of Domestic Violence Program.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendars, Vice-chair
Natural Resources
Special Purpose Districts

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lucio served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 65 - Relating to establishing a health science center and medical school in South Texas.
  • HB 432 - Relating to the acquisition by state agencies of low-emissions vehicles and vehicles using alternative fuels.
  • HB 435 - Relating to the penalty for theft of a pet.
  • HB 438 - Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.[2]

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 Eddie Lucio, III was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lucio won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 38. Lucio ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Lucio III Incumbent 70.8% 22,408
     Republican Alex Torres 25.2% 7,984
     Libertarian Nancy Mishou 4% 1,274
Total Votes 31,666

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lucio won re-election in District 38. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 38
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eddie Lucio III (D) 12,466 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lucio won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 38th District. Lucio ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 25,476 votes.[6] Lucio raised $416,732 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lucio is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Lucio raised a total of $1,607,637 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[8]

Eddie Lucio, III's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 38 Won $387,471
2010 Texas State House, District 38 Won $351,666
2008 Texas State House, District 38 Won $416,732
2006 Texas State House, District 38 Won $451,768
Grand Total Raised $1,607,637

2012

Lucio won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lucio raised a total of $387,471.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eddie Lucio, III's campaign in 2012
Perry, Bob J$55,000
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$30,000
Texans For Economic Development$7,500
Texas Consumer Lenders PAC$5,200
Border Health$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$387,471
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lucio won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Lucio raised a total of $351,666.

2008

Lucio won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Lucio raised a total of $416,732.

2006

Lucio won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Lucio raised a total of $451,768.

Scorecards

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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.[9] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[10]

  • 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.[10]

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

2013

Lucio received a score of 17.7 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Eddie Lucio III received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Lucio and his wife, Jaime Barrera Lucio of Brownsville, have a daughter, Olivia Rose, who was born in August of 2009. They live in Brownsville, where Lucio was born and raised. Lucio, III is an attorney and the son of State Senator & Mrs. Eddie Lucio, Jr.

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Texas House District 38
2007–present
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