Ellen Cohen

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Ellen Cohen
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Houston City Council, District C
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
2016
Years in position 2
PartyNonpartisan
Elections and appointments
Last election2013
First elected2011
Term limits6 years (3 terms)
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives
District 134
2007-2010
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ellen Cohen is a member of the Houston, Texas City Council, representing District C. She was elected to the council in 2011.

Cohen was previously a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 134 from 2007-2010.[1]

Committee assignments

  • HB 2070 - Relating to the fee based on admissions to certain sexually oriented businesses.
  • HB 4476 - Relating to eligibility requirements for the tuition equalization grant program.
  • HB 4722 - Relating to the creation of the Harris County Improvement District No. 11; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.[2]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cohen lost re-election in 2010. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican Sarah Davis in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Texas House of Representatives, District 134
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sarah Davis (R) 25,955 50.68%
Ellen Cohen (D) 25,254 49.31%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Cohen raised $183,504 for her re-election campaign.[3] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

Her four largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Oconnor, Maconda $25,000
Perry, Bob J $10,000
5 Donors, Each Donating $5,000[3] $5,000
4 Donors, Each Donating $2,500[3] $2,500

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cohen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 134th District, receiving 37,892 votes ahead of Republican Joe Agris (28,843) and Libertarian Mhair Dekmezian (1,585).[4] She raised $516,367 for her campaign; Agris raised $17,427.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 134
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ellen Cohen (D) 37,892 55.46%
Joe Agris (R) 28,843 42.21%
Mhair S. Dekmezian (L) 1,585 2.31%

2006

On November 4, 2006, Cohen won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 134th District, defeating Incumbent Martha Wong (R) and Mhair Dekmezian (L).[6]

Cohen raised $1,009,303 for her campaign while Wong raised $832,449 and Dekmezian raised $3,025.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 132 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ellen Cohen (D) 25,219
Marth Wong (R) 20,005
Mhair Dekmezian (L) 1,018

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Houston City Council, District C
2012-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Texas House District 134
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Sarah Davis (R)