Rick Hardcastle

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Rick Hardcastle
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Texas House of Representatives, District 68
Former Officeholder
In office
1999 - Present
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Rick Hardcastle is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 68 from 1999 to 2013.

Hardcastle works for the Rolling H. Cattle Company, and has previously worked for Terra, Incorporated, and Hardcastle AgAir.[1]


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.

Committee assignments


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.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hardcastle announced in August 2011 that he would not be seeking re-election in 2012.[3]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 68
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png 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.[5] Hardcastle raised $165,835 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hardcastle received $117,025 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


Below are Hardcastle's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
Atmos Energy $5,000
ConocoPhillips $5,000
Valero Energy $5,000
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $4,000
Koch Industries $4,000


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

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."[9] 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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 68
Succeeded by
Drew Springer (R)