Larry Phillips (Texas)

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Larry Phillips
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Texas House of Representatives, District 62
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJanuary 2003
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBaylor University
J.D.University of Houston
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Larry Phillips is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 62. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in January 2003.

Biography

Phillips works as an attorney, receiving his J.D. from the University of Houston and BBA from Baylor University.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
General Investigating & Ethics
Investments & Financial Services
Transportation, Chair

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Phillips served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 106 - Relating to a minimum salary schedule for certain professional public school employees with more than 20 years of experience.
  • HB 109 - Relating to the issuance of "Choose Life" license plates and the creation of the Choose Life account in the general revenue fund.
  • HB 2232 - Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Fannin County.
  • HB 4674 - Relating to the regulation of driver's licenses and personal identification certificates by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas, including enforcement measures against fictitious or fraudulently obtained licenses or certificates; providing a criminal penalty.[2]

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 Larry Phillips was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Phillips won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 62. Phillips was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated Eristeo Perez (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Phillips Incumbent 75.7% 40,219
     Democratic Eristeo Perez 24.3% 12,928
Total Votes 53,147

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Phillips won re-election in District 62. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Libertarian Kenneth Myers in the November 2 general election.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 62
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Philips (R) 26,133 87.72%
Kenneth Myers (L) 3,657 12.27%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Phillips won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 62nd District, defeating Peter Veeck (D). Phillips received 37,588 votes in the election while Veeck received 17,365 votes.[6]

Phillips raised $107,784 for his campaign.[7]
Texas House of Representatives, District 62
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Phillips (R) 37,588 68.40%
Peter Veeck (D) 17,365 31.59%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Phillips is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Phillips raised a total of $743,634 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[8]

Larry Phillips's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 62 Won $200,071
2010 Texas State House, District 62 Won $101,086
2008 Texas State House, District 62 Won $107,784
2006 Texas State House, District 62 Won $265,593
2004 Texas State House, District 62 Won $69,100
Grand Total Raised $743,634

2012

Phillips won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Phillips raised a total of $200,071.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Phillips's campaign in 2012
Texas Association Of Realtors$17,507
Gulf States Toyota$12,500
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma$5,500
AT&T$5,000
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$200,071
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Phillips won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Phillips raised a total of $101,086.

2008

Phillips won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Phillips raised a total of $107,784.

2006

Phillips won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Phillips raised a total of $265,593.

2004

Phillips won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Phillips raised a total of $69,100.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Texas scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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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.[9] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[10]

  • 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.
  • Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Concerned Women for America of Texas: Legislative Scorecard for the 83rd session.

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.[10]

  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Legislators are scored based on consumer-related bills.

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

Phillips received a score of 75.1 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of A+ that Phillips received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Larry Phillips received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Phillips was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."

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