|Texas State House, District 6|
|1999 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 3, 1998|
|Birthday||October 21, 1935|
|Place of birth||New York City, NY|
Berman worked as a Public Affairs Executive with Sun Exploration and Production Company from 1980-1991, and served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army from 1958-1976.
He served as Mayor Pro Tempore of Arlington from 1983-1984 and council member from 1979-1985. Berman is a member of a number of organizations, including the Tyler Sojourner's Club, Bethesda Health Clinic Board,East Texas Council Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Hideaway Lake Kiwanis Club.
Leo Berman served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
Berman's answers to the Texas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. He did not reply when asked his top legislative priorities.
- HB 251 - Relating to the use of public resources to make communications that contain political advertising; providing a criminal penalty.
- HB 255 - Relating to prohibiting admission by public institutions of higher education of applicants who are not lawfully authorized to be present in the United States.
- HB 370 - Relating to the establishment of English as the official language of Texas and the requirement that official acts of government be taken in English.
- HB 596 - Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Smith County.
Berman announced on July 18, 2011 that he would seek re-election to his seat in the 2012 election. In a press release he stated "I consider it a great honor and privilege to represent the constituents of District Six. If re-elected, I will continue to promote conservative legislation and provide outstanding constituent service. We live in the greatest state in the union. I pray the Lord will continue to bless Texas as He has in the past."
|Texas House of Representatives District 6 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Leo Berman Incumbent||42.3%||8,186|
Berman won re-election to the 6th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the March 2nd primary. He defeated Jon Fitts who ran for the seat on the Libertarian ticket the general election on November 2, 2010.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 6 |
2010 General election results
|Leo Berman (R)||30,610||86.85%|
|Jon Fitts (L)||4,634||13.14%|
On November 4, 2008, Berman won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 6th District, defeating Gene Moody (L). Berman received 44,476 votes in the election while Moody received 6,196 votes. Berman raised $70,385 for his campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 6|
|Leo Berman (R)||44,476||87.77%|
|Gene Moody (L)||6,196||12.22%|
Berman raised a total of $64,296 in 2010. Below are Berman's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texas Spine & Joint Hospital||$10,000|
|Todd M Smith & Associates||$5,000|
|Smith County Republican Club||$4,000|
|Texas Association of Realtors||$2,500|
|Texas Apartment Association||$2,500|
Below are Berman's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - Mr Gregory Pyle Chief||$4,008|
|Texas Conservative Coalition||$2,808|
|Luminant Holding Co||$2,000|
|Associated General Contractors of Texas||$2,000|
|TX Assoc of Realtors PAC-TREPAC||$1,500|
Below are Berman's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:
|Texas Association of Realtors||$4,000|
|Future of Texas Alliance PAC||$3,287|
|Texas Medical Association||$2,697|
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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 are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Leo Berman received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Berman was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."
Berman and his wife have five children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandsons. They attend the Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler.
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Berman
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 6
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Texas Conservative Caucus profile
- Leo Berman on Facebook
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Berman
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Berman Issue Positions
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Berman
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State Election History
- ↑ Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- ↑ KYTX News, "Leo Berman set to run for reelection", July 18, 2011
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 6 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- ↑ Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Advocates
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