|Texas House of Representatives, District 68|
|1999 - Present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
Hardcastle works for the Rolling H. Cattle Company, and has previously worked for Terra, Incorporated, and Hardcastle AgAir.
Hardcastle has been a successful small-business owner in the chemical and fertilizer business and operated the Rolling H Cattle Company, a diversified farming and ranching operation, for many years.
Rick Hardcastle served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
- HB 1685 - Relating to the sale of certain alcoholic beverages to private club registration permit holders.
- HB 2811 - Relating to the implementation of and incentives for projects involving the capture, transportation, injection, sequestration, geologic storage, or abatement of carbon dioxide.
Hardcastle announced in August 2011 that he would not be seeking re-election in 2012.
Hardcastle won re-election unopposed in District 68 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 68 |
2010 General election results
|Rick Hardcastle (R)||29,140||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Hardcastle won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 68th District. Hardcastle ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 41,543 votes in the election. Hardcastle raised $165,835 for his campaign.
In 2010, Hardcastle received $117,025 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rick Hardcastle's campaign in 2010|
|Rural Friends Of Electric Cooperatives||$5,000|
|Perry, Bob J||$5,000|
|American Electric Power||$4,000|
|Independent Insurance Agents Of Texas||$3,336|
|Total Raised in 2010||$117,025|
Below are Hardcastle's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma||$4,000|
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 are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Rick Hardcastle received a grade of D on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Hardcastle
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2004, 2002, 1998
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 68 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile (timed out)
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- Rick Hardcastle on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hardcastle
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Hardcastle
- Times Record News, "Hardcastle to retire," August 29, 2011
- Official Texas Election Results (timed out)
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 24, 2014
- District 68 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed December 31, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
|Texas House District 68
| Succeeded by|
Drew Springer (R)
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