Jason Villalba

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Jason Villalba
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Texas House of Representatives, District 114
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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBaylor University
J.D.University of Texas
Personal
Birthday03/26/1971
Place of birthDallas, TX
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jason Villalba (b. March 26, 1971) is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 114. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Villalba earned his B.S. in Economics/Finance from Baylor University at his J.D. from the University of Texas.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Business & Industry
Environmental Regulation

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Villalba's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Creating Jobs & Supporting Businesses

  • Excerpt: "Jason understands that the singularly most important issue to all Texans is the economy. Without a thriving and robust economy, families will struggle to pay their bills, send their kids to college, save for their future, or even feed their children."

Improving Schools for Our Future

  • Excerpt: "Jason is a strong advocate supporting and improving the public education system through a variety of impactful initiatives that will create an educated workforce for our future."

Reining in Government

  • Excerpt: "Jason understands that one of the most challenging issues that he will face as a State Representative in the next legislative session is how to reduce and cut government spending. As a Reagan-styled conservative, he believes that reducing the size of government by reducing wasteful and unnecessary spending is the path to a stronger economy and a stronger Texas."

Conservative Leadership We Can Trust

  • Excerpt: "He believes in the power of economic freedom, the importance of personal liberty, the strength of free enterprise, the wisdom of limited government, and the sanctity of life and the family."

2012

Villalba's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Creating Jobs & Supporting Businesses

  • "keeping taxes low for businesses and family owned proprietorships"
  • "maintaining a fair and efficient civil justice system that keeps the trial lawyers at bay and reduces non-meritorious lawsuits against businesses"
  • "creating incentives for businesses to relocate to or stay in Texas"

Improving Schools for Our Future

  • "broadening and expanding the charter schools programs throughout the state"
  • "providing for increased local control of Texas’ independent school districts"
  • "expanding intra-district public-to-public school choice programs"

Reining in Government

  • Excerpt: "Jason understands that one of the most challenging issues that he will face as a State Representative in the next legislative session is how to reduce and cut government spending. As a Reagan-styled conservative, he believes that reducing the size of government by reducing wasteful and unnecessary spending is the path to a stronger economy and a stronger Texas."

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 Jason Villalba was unopposed in the Republican primary. Villalba will face Thomas Griffing (L) in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Villalba won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 114. Villalba advanced to the June 31 primary runoff where he defeated Bill Keffer. Villalba defeated Carol Kent (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Villalba 54.2% 33,970
     Democratic Carol Kent 45.8% 28,762
Total Votes 62,732
Texas House of Representatives District 114 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Keffer (advanced to runoff) 47.5% 4,745
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Villalba (advanced to runoff) 41.2% 4,114
David Boone 11.4% 1,138
Total Votes 9,997

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Villalba is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Villalba raised a total of $364,494 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[6]

Jason Villalba's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 114 Won $364,494
Grand Total Raised $364,494

2012

Villalba won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Villalba raised a total of $364,494.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Villalba's campaign in 2012
Perry, Bob J$60,000
Hispanic Republicans Of Texas$28,000
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$24,349
Nau III, John L$20,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$20,000
Total Raised in 2012$364,494
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

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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.[7] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[8]

  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

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

2013

Villalba received a score of 48.1 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Villalba and his wife, Brooke, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Will Ford Hartnett (R)
Texas House District 114
2013–present
Succeeded by
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