|Texas House of Representatives, District 14|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Texas A&M University|
|Place of birth||Huntsville, TX|
|Profession||Founder/Owner, Texas Aggieland Bookstore|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Issues
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Raney graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in marketing. In 1969, while still enrolled at Texas A&M, he founded Texas Aggieland Bookstore. Raney is a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Texas Leadership Council. He is also chairman of the Private Stores Committee of the National Association of College Stores. He is also an member of the Texas Retailers Association, Executive Committee. He is married to his wife, Elizabeth. They have two children.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Raney served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education|
|• House Administration|
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 John Raney was unopposed in the Republican primary. Andrew Metscher was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Metscher, Raney and Bruce Pugh (L) will face off in the general election.
Raney won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 14. Raney defeated Hal Hawkins in the May 29 primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John Raney Incumbent||60.2%||24,269|
|Democratic||Judy Le Unes||36.2%||14,614|
|Texas House of Representatives District 14 Republican Primary, 2012|
|John Raney Incumbent||81.5%||6,695|
On November 8, Raney faced fellow Republicans Bob Yancy and Rebecca Boenigk. He also faced Libertarian Joshua Baker and Democrat Judy Webb LeUnes. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote on November 8, the top two vote getters--Yancy and Raney--proceeded to a runoff election on December 13, 2011. Raney defeated Yancy by a 3,901 to 2,834 margin.
Comprehensive donor information for Raney is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Raney raised a total of $278,761 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.
|John Raney's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 14||$189,362|
|2010||Texas State House, District 14||$89,399|
|Grand Total Raised||$278,761|
2012Raney won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Raney raised a total of $189,362.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Raney's campaign in 2012|
|Texas Oil & Gas Association||$5,000|
|Steve Ogden Campaign||$5,000|
|Texas House Leadership Fund||$5,000|
|Texans For Economic Development||$5,000|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$189,362|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2011 special electionRaney won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2011. During that election cycle, Raney raised a total of $89,399.
|Texas House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Raney's campaign in 2011|
|National Federation Of Independent Business||$130|
|NFIB Texas Safe Trust||$130|
|Total Raised in 2011||$89,399|
|Source:Follow the Money|
John Raney campaign ad.
Raney's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- "John Raney is conservative to the core, and will represent our values in Austin. He wants to be a voice for the people of District 14. We need a leader who knows our area like the back of his hand, and has been a part of building a better community. That leader is John Raney."
- On October 18, candidates for District 14 participated in a debate sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Video of the debate can be found here. (See video player in upper right)
- On October 25, candidates for District 14 participated in a second debate sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Audio of the debate can be found here.
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.
Raney received a score of 36.3 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term John + Raney + Texas + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Texas House of Representatives Official Website
- John Raney, Campaign page
- Profile from Open States
- The Eagle, "Boenigk, Yancy clash at District 14 debate," October 25, 2011 (Archived)
- The Eagle, "District 14 field split on school vouchers," October 19, 2011 (Archived)
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2011
- ABC 13, "Nov. 8 special election to replace lawmaker Brown," July 21, 2011
- "Raney for State Representative, Texas House District 14," Campaign site, Accessed November 1, 2011
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 24, 2014
- WTAW, "Raney Defeats Yancy in TX 14 Runoff," December 13, 2011
- Satellite Spotlight, "District 14 hopeful Paula Hand out of race over bounced check," October 01, 2011
- Texas Secretary of State, Special Election State Representative, District 14, November 8, 2011
- Follow the Money, "Raney, John," accessed July 19, 2013
- Election John Raney
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
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