Jose R. Rodriguez

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Jose R. Rodriguez
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Texas State Senate, District 29
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jose R. Rodriguez is a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Organization
Jurisprudence, Vice-chair
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rodriguez served on the following Texas Senate committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Rodriguez won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 29. Rodriguez ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Dan Chavez (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Texas State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose Rodriguez 68.6% 116,208
     Republican Dan Chavez 31.4% 53,190
Total Votes 169,398

2010

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2010

Rodriguez defeated Dan Chavez (R) in the November 2 general election.[1]

Texas State Senate, District 29
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jose Rodriguez (D) 50,460 60.24%
Dan Chavez (R) 33,303 39.75%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rodriguez is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Rodriguez raised a total of $920,047 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[2]

Jose R. Rodriguez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 29 Won $490,862
2010 Texas State Senate, District 29 Won $429,185
Grand Total Raised $920,047

2012

Rodriguez won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rodriguez raised a total of $490,862.
Texas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jose R. Rodriguez's campaign in 2012
Border Health$20,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$15,000
Mostyn Law Firm Operating Account$10,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$10,000
Texas Medical Association$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$490,862
Source:Follow the Money


2010

Rodriguez won election to the Texas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Rodriguez raised a total of $429,185.

Scorecards

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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.[3] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[4]

  • 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.[4]

  • 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."[5] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Jose Rodriguez received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Rodriguez lives with his family in El Paso. He has lived there since 1983.

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Texas House of Representatives District 29
2011-Present
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