|Texas House of Representatives, District 85|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Duncan, OK|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stephenson served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Efficiency & Reform|
Stephenson's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"I oppose raising taxes. I have signed the 'Taxpayer Protection Pledge.'"
- Excerpt:"I believe violent criminals, drug dealers, rapists and child predators belong behind bars! Criminals should be held personally responsible for their actions!"
- Excerpt:"I believe Texas should put an end to illegal aliens crossing our Texas Border!"
- Excerpt:"I believe the use of the word God, prayers and the Ten Commandments should be allowed in public buildings, schools and public assemblies."
- Excerpt:"I will file a Joint Resolution directing the Texas Congressional Delegation to file legislation to end the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and remove the DOJ's ability to interfere with voting and Voter ID in Texas!"
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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Phil Stephenson was unopposed in the Republican primary, and Cynthia Drabek was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Drabek will face Stephenson in the general election.
Stephenson won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 85. Stephenson defeated Lee Duggan in the May 29 primary election and defeated Dora Olivo (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012|
|Texas House of Representatives District 85 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Stephenson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Stephenson raised a total of $252,814 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.
|Phil Stephenson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 85||$252,814|
|Grand Total Raised||$252,814|
2012Stephenson won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stephenson raised a total of $252,814.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Phil Stephenson's campaign in 2012|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$10,532|
|Total Raised in 2012||$252,814|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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 were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.
Stephenson received a score of 39.7 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Stephenson and his wife, Barbara, have two children.
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- Phil Stephenson on Facebook
- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- philfortexas.com, "About," accessed February 13, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County," accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Stephenson, Phil," accessed August 14, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed May 24, 2014
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