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Paula Pierson
Texas House of Representatives District 93
Former member
Term in office began
2007
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Business owner
Paula Pierson was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. She represented District 93 from 2007 to 2010.

Pierson is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Expedited Recovery. She has worked as Vice President of Business Development for the Henry S. Miller Company, and as a realtor.

Pierson served on the Arlington City Council from 1989-1997, and was a member of the Arlington Planning and Zoning Commission. She is a life member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, founder of Arlington's Alliance for Children, and member of the First Christian Church.[1]

Issue positions

On her website Pierson lists a number of issues and her positions:[2]

  • Protecting Children - "Paula co-authored Jessica's Law, a bipartisan bill which strengthens penalties for criminals who commit sex crimes against children. Paula also co-founded the Alliance for Children, which has been a safe haven for more than 20,000 abused children."
  • Lowering Electric Rates - "Paula is working to lower electric rates and to keep the big utility companies from price gouging consumers and small businesses."
  • Raising Education Standards - "our State Legislature has failed to pass a school finance plan that adequately funds our public schools. Paula is fighting to make quality public education the legislature's top priority."
  • Securing Our Borders - "Paula voted for over $100 million in new funding to protect our borders and to increase penalties on employers who hire and exploit illegal immigrants."
  • Reducing Healthcare Costs - "Texas businesses and families are paying skyrocketing health care premiums because the cost of treating the uninsured gets passed on to patients who have insurance. Paula is the founder and CEO of a company that helps hospitals deal with the crisis of the uninsured."

Committee assignments

  • HB 329 - Relating to the guaranteed level of state and local funds for the instructional facilities allotment and the existing debt allotment under the public school finance system.
  • HB 1795 - Relating to newborn screening and the creation of the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee.
  • HB 1880 - Relating to an enhanced penalty for an operator who commits certain traffic offenses while using a wireless communication device to read, write, or send a text-based communication.
  • HB 2277 - Relating to civil liability for selling or serving alcoholic beverages.[3]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pierson ran for re-election in District 93 and lost. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican Barbara Nash in the November 2 general election.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pierson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 93rd District, defeating Bill Burch (R) and Colin Sewards (L). Pierson received 27,538 votes in the election while Burch received 19,582 votes, and Sewards received 1,011 votes.[5] Pierson raised $288,766 for her campaign; Burch raised $87,420.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 93
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paula Pierson (D) 27,538 57.21%
Bill Burch (R) 19,582 40.68%
Colin Sewards (L) 1,011 2.10%

2006

On November 4, 2006 Pierson won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 93rd District, defeating Toby Goodman (R) and Max W. Koch, III (L).[7]

Pierson raised $331,573 for her campaign while Goodman raised $478,378 and Koch raised $0.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 92 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paula Pierson (R) 10,936
Toby Goodman (R) 10,349
Max W. Koch, III (L) 759

Campaign donors

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Pierson has raised Pierson for her 2010 election campaign.[9] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

Her five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Texas Values in Action Coalition $15,000
Mostyn, John Steven $10,000
Annies List $5,000
Texans for Better Education $5,000
Patterson, Michael $5,000

2008

In the 2008 election, Pierson raised a total of $288,766.[10]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Annies List $41,480
House Democratic Campaign CMTE $10,000
Texas Values in Action Coalition $8,300
Anderson, Amber $6,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $5,500

2006

In the 2006 election, Pierson raised a total of $331,573.[11]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Annies List $55,010
Texas Values in Action Coalition/TEXVAC $28,742
House Democratic Campaign CMTE of Texas $17,100
Texas State Teachers Association $10,000
Texas Democratic Women $8,115

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 93
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Barbara Nash (R)