Myra Crownover

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Myra Crownover
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Texas House of Representatives, District 64
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSouthern Methodist University
Master'sTexas A&M University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Myra Crownover is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 64. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Crownover received her M.A. in Education from Texas A&M (Agricultural and Mechanical) University, and B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

She is the President of Crownover, Incorporated, Director of NorthStar Bank, and Co-Owner of the Robinson Drilling Company.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Calendars
Energy Resources, Vice-chair
Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Ed Governance, Excellence & Transparency

2011-2012

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

Issues

  • HB 5 - Relating to the elimination of smoking in all workplaces and public places; providing penalties.
  • HB 168 - Relating to the regulation of the practice of dental hygiene.
  • HB 1527 - Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Denton County.
  • HB 1672 - Relating to newborn screening.[2]

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. Incumbent Myra Crownover defeated Read King in the Republican primary. Emy Lyons was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Crownover defeated Lyons and Braeden Wright (Green) in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 64 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMyra Crownover Incumbent 63.4% 23,674
     Democratic Emy Lyons 33.8% 12,611
     Green Braeden Wright 2.8% 1,059
Total Votes 37,344

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Crownover won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 64. Crownover defeated Mike Brucia in the May 29 primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMyra Crownover Incumbent 61.1% 34,245
     Democratic Mary Brown 34.4% 19,275
     Libertarian Ian Kull 4.5% 2,526
Total Votes 56,046
Texas House of Representatives District 64 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMyra Crownover Incumbent 69.4% 6,477
Mike Brucia 30.6% 2,861
Total Votes 9,338

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Crownover won re-election in District 64. She defeated Kurt Hyde in the March 2 Republican primary and then defeated Libertarian Diane Chisholm in the November 2 general election.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 64
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Myra Crownover (R) 26,057 80.71%
Diane Chisholm (L) 6,224 19.28%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Crownover won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 64th District, defeating John McClelland (D) and Jason Jordan (L). Crownover received 40,758 votes in the election while McClelland received 28,195 votes, and Jordan received 2,613 votes.[7] Crownover raised $216,471 for her campaign; McClelland raised $28,134, and Jordan raised $420.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 64
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Myra Crownover (R) 40,758 56.95%
John McClelland (D) 28,195 39.39%
Jason Jordan (L) 2,613 3.65%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crownover is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Crownover raised a total of $1,073,090 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[9]

Myra Crownover's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 64 Won $259,175
2010 Texas State House, District 64 Won $164,980
2008 Texas State House, District 64 Won $216,471
2006 Texas State House, District 64 Won $123,839
2004 Texas State House, District 64 Won $69,578
2002 Texas State House, District 64 Won $75,842
2000 Texas State House, District 64 Won $163,205
Grand Total Raised $1,073,090

2012

Crownover won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Crownover raised a total of $259,175.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Myra Crownover's campaign in 2012
Waste Control Specialists LLC$5,500
Riddle & Williams$5,266
Texans For Economic Development$5,000
Texas House Leadership Fund$5,000
Border Health$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$259,175
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Crownover won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Crownover raised a total of $164,980.

2008

Crownover won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Crownover raised a total of $216,471.

2006

Crownover won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Crownover raised a total of $123,839.

2004

Crownover won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Crownover raised a total of $69,578.

2002

Crownover won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Crownover raised a total of $75,842.

2000

Crownover won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Crownover raised a total of $163,205.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Crownover's endorsements included the following:[10]

  • Congressman Michael Burgess (R)
  • National Rifle Association
  • Texas State Rifle Association
  • Texas Alliance for Life PAC
  • Life PAC
  • Texans for Lawsuit Reform
  • Texas Association of Business
  • Texas Farm Bureau
  • Conservative Republicans of Texas
  • Texas Association of REALTORS
  • TEXPAC (Texas Medical Association)
  • Texas Hospital Association PAC
  • Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
  • Texas Municipal Police Association
  • Texas Association of Manufactures
  • Texas Civil Justice League

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.[11] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[12]

  • 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.[12]

  • 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

Crownover received a score of 48.7 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of C that Crownover received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Myra Crownover received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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