John Kuempel

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John Kuempel
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Texas House of Representatives, District 44
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
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
High schoolSeguin High School
Master'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
Office website
Campaign website
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.


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


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

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


Kuempel served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:



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 take place 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]


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]


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


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


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.


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.


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

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