Joe Deshotel

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Joe Deshotel
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Texas House of Representatives, District 22
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joe Deshotel is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

Deshotel has been an attorney, a businessman, and a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserves.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Land & Resource Management, Chair
Public Education

2011-2012

Deshotel served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 159 - Relating to unstructured activity requirements for public elementary school students.
  • HB 1777 - Relating to a loan program to encourage the use of cleaner hydrogen fuel; providing for the issuance of bonds.
  • HB 2461 - Relating to publishing certain images of private property on the Internet; providing a criminal penalty.
  • HB 3449 - Relating to establishment of a pilot program to provide financial incentives to students in academically unacceptable public school campuses.[2]

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 Joe Deshotel was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Deshotel ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 22. Deshotel ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Deshotel won re-election unopposed to the 22nd District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the March 2nd primary, and he had no opponent in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 22
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Deshotel (D) 16,552 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Deshotel won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 22nd District, defeating Dean Tucker (L). Deshotel received 31,169 votes in the election while Tucker received 1,827 votes.[6] Deshotel raised $103,809 for his campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 22
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Deshotel (D) 31,169 94.46%
Dean Tucker (L) 1,827 5.53%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Deshotel is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Deshotel raised a total of $670,920 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[8]

Joe Deshotel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 22 Won $159,560
2010 Texas State House, District 22 Won $127,802
2008 Texas State House, District 22 Won $103,809
2006 Texas State House, District 22 Won $77,881
2004 Texas State House, District 22 Won $69,866
2002 Texas State House, District 22 Won $49,414
2000 Texas State House, District 22 Won $53,413
1998 Texas State House, District 22 Won $29,175
Grand Total Raised $670,920

2012

Deshotel won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Deshotel raised a total of $159,560.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Deshotel's campaign in 2012
Texas Association Of Realtors$20,000
Turquoise Council Of Americans & Eurasians TCAE$9,300
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Entergy$5,000
Texas Credit Union League$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$159,560
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Deshotel won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Deshotel raised a total of $127,802.

2008

Deshotel won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Deshotel raised a total of $103,809.

2006

Deshotel won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Deshotel raised a total of $77,881.

2004

Deshotel won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Deshotel raised a total of $69,866.

2002

Deshotel won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Deshotel raised a total of $49,414.

2000

Deshotel won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Deshotel raised a total of $53,413.

1998

Deshotel won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Deshotel raised a total of $29,175.

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.[9] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[10]

  • 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.

2011

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature was in its 82nd legislative session from January 11 through May 30. A special session was called for May 31 through June 29.[10]

  • 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 on social issues, economic issues and other issues.
  • The Humane Scorecard assesses support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to environment and conservation issues.
  • 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 based on 56 House votes and 38 Senate votes that offer clear public policy choice.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Legislators are scored based on consumer-related bills.

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.

2013

Deshotel received a score of 26.9 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Joe Deshotel received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Deshotel has been involved with a number of organizations, including IEA "Ben's Kids," Youth Intervention Program Board of Directors, American Legislative Exchange Council, National Conference of State Legislators, Agriculture Law Committee - State Bar of Texas, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Baptist Hospital System Board of Advisors, and the Conference Planning Committee for the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

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Preceded by
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Texas House District 22
1999–present
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