|Texas House of Representatives District 134|
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Cohen is President/Chief Executive Officer of the Houston Area Women's Center, and Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee.
She is a Board Member of the American Leadership Forum, President of the Association of Executive Directors of the United Way, member of Boards of Congregation Beth Israel, President of HCA Medical Center Hospital Board, and founder of Reach to Recovery of Canada.
On her website Cohen lists five main issues and her positions:
- Excellence in Education - "Our schools should strike the proper balance between accountability for student achievement and respect for the professionalism of our teachers."
- Accessible & Innovative Healthcare - "We must get the most out of every healthcare dollar in order to meet the challenges of our region's growing population. As a cancer survivor, I will fight for funding to ensure we continue to be a global leader in medical research and development."
- Environment - "Texas must pass common sense standards to reduce the dangerous chemical concentrations found in Houston's air. Economic growth and environmental conscience are not on opposite ends of the political spectrum. Efficiency and conservation will reduce both costs to businesses and the demand for resources."
- Personal Life Decisions - "Personal life decisions should be made by individuals, not the government." "We must respect individuals with the dignity each of us deserves. We do not want the government to tell us when life begins, how it should end, or with whom we should spend it."
- Public Safety - "I believe that the penalties on the books need to be enforced so that predators and pedophiles stay behind bars and off our streets, and that protecting our children should be the first priority."
- Fiscal Responsibility - "I believe a 5% cap for residential properties will help control rising appraisals. Homestead exemptions, which take part of the value of a homeowners' property off the tax rolls, can better target tax relief than rate reductions alone."
- Appropriations Committee, Texas House
- Appropriations-S/C on Health & Human Services
- Appropriations-S/C on Hurricane
- Higher Education Committee, Texas House
- 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.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 134 |
2010 General election results
|Sarah Davis (R)||25,955||50.68%|
|Ellen Cohen (D)||25,254||49.31%|
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). She raised $516,367 for her campaign; Agris raised $17,427.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 134|
|Ellen Cohen (D)||37,892||55.46%|
|Joe Agris (R)||28,843||42.21%|
|Mhair S. Dekmezian (L)||1,585||2.31%|
Cohen raised $1,009,303 for her campaign while Wong raised $832,449 and Dekmezian raised $3,025.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 132 (2006)|
|Ellen Cohen (D)||25,219|
|Marth Wong (R)||20,005|
|Mhair Dekmezian (L)||1,018|
Her four largest contributors in 2010 are:
|Perry, Bob J||$10,000|
|5 Donors, Each Donating $5,000||$5,000|
|4 Donors, Each Donating $2,500||$2,500|
In the 2008 election, Cohen raised a total of $516,367.
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Oconnor, Maconda B||$50,000|
|Third Thursday Group||$10,000|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$7,500|
In the 2006 election, Cohen raised a total of $1,009,303.
Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|3rd Thursday Group||$124,184|
|Texans for Insurance Reform||$62,417|
|Planned Parenthood of Houston & Southeast Texas||$39,481|
- Ellen Cohen's campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Cohen
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Follow The Money, Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 134 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile (timed out)
- Ellen Cohen on Facebook
- Ellen Cohen on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Cohen
- Ellen Cohen Issues
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Cohen
- Official Texas Election Results (timed out)
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 24, 2014
- District 134 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Texas House official election results for 2006
- District 132 Texas House candidate funds, 2006
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions to Ellen Cohen
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
|Texas House District 134
| Succeeded by|
Sarah Davis (R)
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