John Kuempel

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John Kuempel
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Texas House of Representatives, District 44
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSeguin High School
Master'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
Personal
ProfessionSalesman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Kuempel is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in the December 14, 2010 special election.

Biography

John received a Bachelor′s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He was born and raised in Seguin and was one of the Top-Ten graduates of Seguin High School. He was active in high school sports, playing football and baseball before becoming a walk-on member of the University of Texas football team.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendars
Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
House Administration
Licensing & Administrative Procedures, Vice-chair

2011-2012

Kuempel served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

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 John Kuempel was unopposed in the Republican primary. Robert M. Bohmfalk was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bohmfalk will face Kuempel in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kuempel ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 44. The primary election took place on May 29, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

Kuempel faced 8 opponents in the December 14, 2010 special election to Texas House of Representatives District 44 which occurred due to the death of Representative Edmund Kuempel.

Texas House of Representatives, District 44
2010 Special election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Kuempel (R) 7,245 65.69%
Daniel Rodriguez Andrade (D) 119 1.07%
Ron Avery (R) 79 .71%
Chris Burchell (R) 73 .66%
Tony Gergely (L) 62 .56%
Gary Inmon (R) 1,123 10.18%
Myrna McElroy (R) 1,022 9.26%
Cheryl Dees Patterson (D) 689 6.24%
Robin Walker (D) 544 4.93%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kuempel is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kuempel raised a total of $149,622 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[5]

John Kuempel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 44 Won $149,622
Grand Total Raised $149,622

2012

Kuempel won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kuempel raised a total of $149,622.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Kuempel's campaign in 2012
Texas Association Of Realtors$5,000
Licensed Beverage Distributors$4,000
Associated General Contractors Of Texas$3,500
Texas Package Stores Association$3,000
Rural Friends Of Electric Cooperatives$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$149,622
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.[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.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

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.[7]

  • 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.

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

Kuempel received a score of 52.2 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of C that Kuempel received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

John Kuempel received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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