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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:[2]

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 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 Jason Villalba was unopposed in the Republican primary. Villalba will face Thomas Griffing (L) in the general election.[3][4][5]

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.[6][7][8]

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.[9]

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.

Scorecards

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."[10] 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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