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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 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 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.[7]

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.[8] Deshotel raised $103,809 for his campaign.[9]

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.[10]

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.

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

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."[11] 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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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 22
1999–present
Succeeded by
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