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Richard Raymond

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Richard Raymond
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Texas House of Representatives, District 42
Incumbent
In office
1993-1999, 2001 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJanuary 2001
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives, District 42
1993-1999
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas-Austin
J.D.University of Texas-Austin
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman and consultant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Richard Pena Raymond is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 42. He was elected to the chamber in January 2001 in a special election.

Raymond served in the Texas House of Representatives, serving from 1993 to 1999.

Biography

Raymond received both his J.D. and B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin. He works as a businessman and a consultant.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services, Chair
Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Rules & Resolutions

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Raymond served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

Texas open beaches

Raymond is a sponsor of the Texas Open Beaches Amendment (2009), which appeared on the November 2009 ballot in Texas. The amendment was approved by voters.[2]

  • HB 316 - Relating to mandatory kindergarten attendance in public schools.
  • HB 327 - Relating to a grant program for after-school child-care programs provided by school districts.
  • HB 540 - Relating to bullying as a ground for removing a public school student from class and placing the student in a disciplinary alternative education program.
  • HB 543 - Relating to prohibiting human cloning and other uses of human tissue by institutions of higher education; providing penalties.[3]

Elections

2014

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 Richard Raymond was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Raymond ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 42. Raymond ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[8]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Raymond won re-election unopposed in District 42 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 42
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Richard Pena Raymond (D) 18,798 100

2008

On November 4, 2008, Raymond won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 42nd District. Raymond ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 31,129 votes.[10] Raymond raised $272,111 for his campaign.[11]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Raymond is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Raymond raised a total of $3,498,596 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[12]

Richard Raymond's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 42 Won $605,880
2010 Texas State House, District 42 Won $485,557
2008 Texas State House, District 42 Won $272,111
2006 Texas State House, District 42 Won $910,325
2004 Texas State House, District 42 Won $140,212
2002 Texas State House, District 42 Won $423,889
1998 Commissioner of Public Lands Defeated $660,622
Grand Total Raised $3,498,596

2012

Raymond won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Raymond raised a total of $605,880.

2010

Raymond won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Raymond raised a total of $485,557.

2008

Raymond won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Raymond raised a total of $272,111.

2006

Raymond won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Raymond raised a total of $910,325.

2004

Raymond won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Raymond raised a total of $140,212.

2002

Raymond won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Raymond raised a total of $423,889.

1998

Raymond lost the election for the Commissioner of Public Lands in 1998. During that election cycle, Raymond raised a total of $660,622.

Scorecards

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."[13] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Raymond received a score of 25.1 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Richard Raymond received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
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Texas House District 42
2001–present
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Texas House District 42
1993–1999
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