Marisa Marquez

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Marisa Marquez
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Texas House of Representatives, District 77
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Marisa Marquez is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 77. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Marquez currently works as a Community Relations Manager with Texas Community Care. She has previously served as Grants Administrator for El Paso Empowerment Zone Corporation, was an Americorps VISTA Volunteer with ACCION-Texas, and worked with the International Hispanic Cultural Institute.

Marquez is a member of the City/County of El Paso Revolving Loan Fund Board, sits on the Board of the Los Paisanos del Chamizal, and volunteers with the Nolan Richardson Charity Golf Tournament.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Environmental Regulation, Vice-chair
House Administration

2011-20112

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

Issues

  • HB 2301 - Relating to the creation of a county ethics commission in certain counties; providing civil and criminal penalties.
  • HB 2909 - Relating to allowing a governmental body to redact certain personal information under the public information law without the necessity of requesting a decision from the attorney general and the calculation of certain deadlines under the public information law.
  • HB 3653 - Relating to the use of restraints to control the movement of pregnant women and female children confined in certain correctional facilities in this state.[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 Marisa Marquez defeated Lyda Ness-Garcia in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election. Ben Mendoza (I) will face Marquez in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Marquez ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 77. Marquez defeated Aaron Barraza in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Texas House of Representatives District 77 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarisa Marquez 62.1% 6,406
Aaron Barraza 37.9% 3,915
Total Votes 10,321

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Marquez won re-election in District 77 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 77
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marisa Marquez (D) 9,508 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Marquez won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 77th District. Marquez ran unopposed in the general election, and she received 21,444 votes.[7] Marquez raised $192,869 for her campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Marquez is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Marquez raised a total of $605,663 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[9]

Marisa Marquez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 77 Won $289,046
2010 Texas State House, District 77 Won $123,748
2008 Texas State House, District 77 Won $192,869
Grand Total Raised $605,663

2012

Marquez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Marquez raised a total of $289,046.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marisa Marquez's campaign in 2012
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$44,328
Armendariz, Ricardo$15,800
Foster, Paul L$12,500
Hunt, Woody L$10,000
Associated General Contractors Of Texas$5,500
Total Raised in 2012$289,046
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Marquez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Marquez raised a total of $123,748.

2008

Marquez won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Marquez raised a total of $192,869.

Scorecards

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

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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.

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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.[10] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[11]

  • 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.[11]

  • 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

Marquez received a score of 17.4 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Marisa Marquez received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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