Greg Bonnen

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Greg Bonnen
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Texas House of Representatives, District 24
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Greg Bonnen is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Insurance

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Bonnen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Promote Quality Education
Excerpt: "Eliminate unfunded mandates"
  • Secure the Texas Border
Excerpt: "End sanctuary city policies"
  • Enhance Texas' Economic Growth
Excerpt: "Keep taxes low to retain and attract jobs"
  • Improve our Healthcare System
Excerpt: "Fight Obamacare and the federal government takeover of healthcare"

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took 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 was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Greg Bonnen was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bonnen ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 24. Bonnen advanced to the June 31 runoff primary where he defeated Ryan Sitton. Bonnen defeated H.C. Cates (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Bonnen 73.3% 48,177
     Democratic H.C. Cates 26.7% 17,565
Total Votes 65,742
Texas House of Representatives District 24 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Bonnen (advanced to runoff) 45.1% 6,951
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Sitton (advanced to runoff) 32.6% 5,035
Heidi Thiess 22.3% 3,440
Total Votes 15,426

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bonnen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bonnen raised a total of $967,603 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[5]

Greg Bonnen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 24 Won $967,603
Grand Total Raised $967,603

2012

Bonnen won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bonnen raised a total of $967,603.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Greg Bonnen's campaign in 2012
Bonnen, Greg$425,000
Texas Medical Association$93,408
Webster Surgical Specialty Hospital$50,000
Greg Bonnen Campaign$41,163
Butt, Charles$27,500
Total Raised in 2012$967,603
Source:Follow the Money

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.[6] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[7]

  • 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.

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

Bonnen received a score of 82 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Taylor (R)
Texas House District 24
2013–present
Succeeded by
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