Mike Schofield

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mike Schofield
Mike Schofield.jpg
Texas House of Representatives, District 132
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sRutgers University
J.D.Louisiana State University
Personal
Date of birth06/27/1964
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mike Schofield campaign logo
CandidateVerification
Mike Schofield (b. June 27, 1964) is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 132. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Biography

Schofield earned his B.S. in Political Science from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Louisiana State University.

Issues

Campaign Themes

Schofield's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Controlling our border

  • Excerpt: "Every country must protect its borders to ensure the safety of its citizens. Our state government needs to push the federal government to stop illegal immigration and to ensure that the people who enter our country do so legally."

Cutting government spending

  • Excerpt: "The current $197 billion state budget spends more than enough of our hard-earned money. The legislature must spend less of your money. Before any new spending is considered, the legislature must make the tough choices to cut spending in other programs."

Reducing Texans’ tax burden

  • Excerpt: "You work hard for your money and the government shouldn’t take any more of it than is absolutely necessary. Not only will Mike Schofield not support tax increases, but also he will lead the fight to cut your taxes wherever possible."

Providing for cost effective education

  • Excerpt: "For our children to benefit fully from our spending on education, more of those dollars need to be kept in the classroom. Schools must be held accountable for the tax money they spend, and must be given the flexibility to meet our state’s educational goals in a way that best fits their students’ needs."

Helping to create jobs, then getting out of the way

  • Excerpt: "Texas government should help create jobs and economic growth by avoiding excessive regulation to provide the infrastructure that business needs to thrive and expand. We need a regulatory climate that is fair and predictable, and we must continue to work to reduce unnecessary lawsuits. Then, government should get out of the way and let Texas small business continue to lead in job creation and growth."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Luis Lopez was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Ann Hodge and Mike Schofield defeated Michael Franks and Justin Perryman in the Republican primary. Schofield defeated Hodge in the May 27 Republican primary. Schofield defeated Lopez in the general election.[2][3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 132 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Schofield 66.1% 20,535
     Democratic Luis Lopez 33.9% 10,523
Total Votes 31,058

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schofield filed to run in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 136, but did not appear on the primary ballot.[5][6]

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.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.



Recent news

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Mike + Schofield + Texas + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Mike Schofield News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
William Callegari (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 132
2015–present
Succeeded by
NA