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Phil Stephenson

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Phil Stephenson
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Texas House of Representatives, District 85
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthDuncan, OK
Office website
Campaign website
Phil Stephenson is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 85. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Efficiency & Reform


Campaign Themes

Stephenson's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • 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!"



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election 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.[2][3][4]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[5][6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Stephenson 58.3% 28,626
     Democratic Dora Olivo 41.7% 20,435
Total Votes 49,061
Texas House of Representatives District 85 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Stephenson 53.3% 5,944
Lee Duggan 46.7% 5,208
Total Votes 11,152

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Phil Stephenson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 85 Won $252,814
Grand Total Raised $252,814


Stephenson won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stephenson raised a total of $252,814.


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."[8] 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.[9]

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Preceded by
Jim Landtroop (R)
Texas House District 85
Succeeded by

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