|Texas House of Representatives, District 98|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Controversies
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Capriglione served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Efficiency & Reform|
|• International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs|
Capriglione's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Strengthening Texas’ Economy – Pro-Job/Pro-Growth Strategy
- Excerpt:"Giovanni will focus on issues critical to businesses, employees, taxpayers and families. The best way to increase overall revenue and employment opportunities in Texas is to radically improve the business climate in Texas."
Taxes – No increase in the tax rate, no new fees
- Excerpt:"Mr. Capriglione . . . has signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer’s Protection Pledge – committing to never raise taxes."
Promoting Pro-Life Policies – Champion Life
- Excerpt:"Giovanni will push to stop ALL taxpayer money from reaching Planned Parenthood or similar organizations."
Promoting Quality Education
- Excerpt:"Giovanni would like to see more local control handed to the school districts – this means the removal of unfunded state mandates, more community involvement and less money sent to the State for redistribution."
Increasing Transparency of Government
- Excerpt:"Transparency is key to keeping our State Government accountable to the voters. Giovanni will fight against any piece of legislation which builds a wall between voters and information about their tax dollars."
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 Giovanni Capriglione was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.
Capriglione won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 98. Capriglione defeated incumbent Vicki Truitt in the May 29 primary election and defeated Michael Goolsby (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 98, General Election, 2012|
|Texas House of Representatives District 98 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Vicki Truitt Incumbent||44.4%||6,392|
Comprehensive donor information for Capriglione is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Capriglione raised a total of $164,084 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.
|Giovanni Capriglione's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 98||$162,934|
|2010||Texas State House, District 98||$1,150|
|Grand Total Raised||$164,084|
2012Capriglione won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Capriglione raised a total of $162,934.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Giovanni Capriglione's campaign in 2012|
|Sandefer, Jeff Davis||$6,000|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$4,040|
|Total Raised in 2012||$162,934|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Capriglione lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Capriglione raised a total of $1,150.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Giovanni Capriglione's campaign in 2010|
|Total Raised in 2010||$1,150|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Payment for special session
After State Senator Wendy Davis (D) prevented the Republican State Senate from passing a bill that restricts abortion by filibustering the measure for nearly 11 hours, Capriglione suggested that she was the cause of a subsequent special session that cost taxpayers $800,000. Capriglione noted that Davis had benefited from the filibuster politically, and that she collected a significant amount in campaign donations from across the nation after her filibuster. He suggested that Davis personally repay the state for the cost of the extra sessions. Davis and her Democratic allies responded by noting that the agendas for the sessions were set by the Republican leadership, and that Governor Rick Perry (R) had called the sessions.
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." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.
Capriglione received a score of 94.4 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Capriglione and his wife, Elisa, have three children.
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- Texas House of Representatives Office Website
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Giovanni Capriglione on Facebook
- Giovanni Capriglione on Twitter
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010
- votegiovanni.com, "Issues," accessed February 13, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Fort Worth Star Telegram "Vicki Truitt's re-election bid falls short," May 29, 2012
- Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- Follow the Money, "Capriglione, Giovanni," accessed August 15, 2013
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "Two special sessions likely cost Texans more than $1.6 million," July 30, 2013
- MSNBC, "Texas Republican wants Wendy Davis to pay for special sessions," August 1, 2013
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
Vicki Truitt (R)
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