|Texas House of Representatives, District 92|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Birdville High School|
|Profession||Oil and Gas Consultant|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stickland served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• County Affairs|
|• Special Purpose Districts|
Stickland issued the following statement highlighting his campaign themes to the Star-Telegram:
"Jobs and the Economy, Protecting Life, Protecting 2nd Amendment rights, cut spending and lowering tax burdens"
Stickland's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "I believe that if we allow the free market to regulate itself by keeping government out of the economy as much as possible it will lead to unprecedented growth and job opportunities. In Austin, I will be a voice fighting to unleash the full potential of this state and our economy by pulling government out of the way of small business and entrepreneurs who are the true job and wealth creators."
- Excerpt: "Abortion must be stopped and I will have a 100% pro-life voting record as your State Representative. I believe marriage is between a man, a woman and God. These are fundamental principles and are essential in maintaining strong families in our state."
- Excerpt: "Republicans we must draw a line in the sand and say no more. Now is the time to push back the liberal agenda and work to shrink government and the budget. I intend to go to Austin to fight for limited government and a return to the constitutional role of governance."
Wallace Hall impeachment
After he was appointed in 2011, University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall began looking into what he believed to be clout scandals within the University of Texas system. Hall investigated the university's forgivable-loans program and admissions policies and preferential treatment to politically-connected individuals. Hall, as an individual citizen, filed FOIA requests with the University system after his inquiries via his role as a Regent were rebuffed. According to his accusers, Hall filed requests of more than 800,000 pages, which some Texas administrators called an unnecessary burden. However, a letter from University chancellor Francisco Cigarroa in February 2014 said that Hall requested closer to 100,000 pages. In addition, Cigarroa wrote: "During testimony before the Select Committee, some early witnesses implied that the U.T. System has not protected the privacy rights of students, staff, and patients. This is simply not true."
An effort was begun in June 2013 to try and impeach Hall from his position as regent. Some legislators justifyed the impeachment on the grounds that Hall did not disclose several lawsuits that he was involved in when he originally completed his Regent background check. Hall updated Governor Rick Perry's office in April 2013 with the full list. The lack of lawsuit disclosure by Hall is not unique -- more than 9,000 lawsuits were not disclosed by other appointed Texas officials. No unelected official in Texas has ever been successfully impeached or removed from office. Governor of Texas Rick Perry's spokesperson said the investigations send a "chilling message" to gubernatorial appointees. He added that the investigation was "extraordinary political theater." Texas state legislators have never previously tried to remove an appointed official. Only two elected officials in the history of Texas have ever been successfully impeached.
Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took 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 was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Jonathan Stickland defeated Andy Cargile in the Republican primary. Tina Penney was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Strickland defeated Penney in the general election.
Stickland won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 92. Stickland defeated Roger Fisher in the May 29 primary election and defeated Sean Fatzinger (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 92, General Election, 2012|
|Texas House of Representatives District 92 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Stickland is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Stickland raised a total of $165,080 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.
|Jonathan Stickland's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 92||$165,080|
|Grand Total Raised||$165,080|
2012Stickland won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stickland raised a total of $165,080.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jonathan Stickland's campaign in 2012|
|Jeff Cason For State Rep 92 Campaign||$7,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$165,080|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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. Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.
- American's for Prosperity Texas - Texas Legislative Report Card 2013
- Legislators are scored on bills which relate to economic freedom, the size and scope of government and individual liberty.
- Conservative Roundtable - 2013 Conservative Solutions Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
- Empower Texans - 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
- Environment Texas - 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- 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.
- Texans Uniting for Reform & Freedom - 2013 Session Report Card
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to taxes and property rights.
- Texas Association of Business - For the Record 2013
- Legislators are scored based on issues critical to businesses, taxpayers and families.
- Texas Eagle Forum - 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
- Texas League of Conservation Voters - 2013 Scorecard
- 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.
- Texas Right to Life - 2013 Legislative Scores
- Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
- Texas Tribune Guest Column: Mark P. Jones - The 2013 Texas House, From Right to Left
- 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.
- The American Conservative Union - 2013 State Legislative Ratings Guide
- Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Young Conservatives of Texas - 83rd Session House Budget Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
- Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
- NARAL Pro-Choice Texas: 2013 Legislative Scorecard on House Bill 2
- Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
- National Federation of Independent Business in Texas: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
- Concerned Women for America of Texas: Legislative Scorecard for the 83rd session.
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.
Stickland received a score of 100 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
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- Profile from Open States
- Jonathan Stickland on Facebook
- Jonathan Strickland on Twitter
- Biography from Texas Tribune
- Profile from Texas State Directory
- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- Star-Telegram, "2014 primary voters guide: Texas legislative races on the ballot in Tarrant County," February 18, 2014
- jonathanstickland.com "Issues," accessed February 12, 2014
- American Spectator, "Transparency for Thee," October 25, 2013
- Daily Texas Online, "Facing impeachment, Regent Wallace Hall defends actions in debate with Sen. Kirk Watson," September 28, 2013
- Daily Texas Online, "Former UT System vice chancellor alleges Regent Wallace Hall’s ‘clear intent to get rid of Bill Powers’," October 24, 2013
- Dallas Morning News, "UT regent sought 800,000 documents, official says in impeachment hearing," October 22, 2013
- Watchdog, "‘Witch hunt’ fallout: Speaker calls for narrower public records law," February 5, 2014
- Texas Tribune, "UT System Responds to Transparency Committee Directives," February 3, 2014
- Texas Tribune, "Cigarroa letter to the Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations," February 1, 2014
- Texas Tribune, "UT Regent Wallace Hall Updates Lawsuit Disclosures," April 30, 2013
- Real Clear Policy, "The Campaign Against Wallace Hall," August 15, 2013
- Watchdog.org, "Case against UT regent Wallace Hall is a sham — here’s proof," September 6, 2013
- News-Journal, "University of Texas regent not worried by impeachment inquiry," September 9, 2013
- Texas Tribune, "Transparency Committee to Mull Impeachment of UT Regent," June 25, 2013
- Texas Tribune, "Perry Blasts Impeachment Probe of Wallace Hall," October 30, 2013
- Texas Public Radio, "UT Regent Wallace Hall Will Testify In Impeachment Hearing," November 13, 2013
- Parker County Blog, "Wallace Hall should stand his ground," May 14, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed July 30, 2014
- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Stickland, Jonathan," accessed August 15, 2013
- kten.com, "Texas Lawmakers To Tackle Redistricting In Special Session," May 29, 2013
- Legislative reference Library of Texas, "Texas Legislative Sessions and Years," accessed June 13, 2014
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