|Texas House of Representatives, District 65|
|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|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Simmons served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Homeland Security & Public Safety|
Simmons's website highlighted the following campaign themes: Stop Illegal Immigration
- Excerpt:"We must use all means necessary to secure the Texas border, end the incentives which encourage illegal behavior, and pass sanctuary cities legislation."
Oppose ObamaCare and Federal Mandates
- Excerpt:"While I support a system that allows everyone that wants health insurance the right to purchase it, no one should be forced to purchase insurance. ObamaCare is another example of how Washington, D.C. is taking away the right of Texans to govern our own affairs, and it must end."
Cut Government Spending, Promote Efficient Government
- Excerpt:"We must use our revenues for best and be willing to eliminate – not just reduce – those things that are just good. This is how Texas families and businesses manage their finances, and our state government should do the same."
Promote jobs and a strong economy
- Excerpt:"Government should avoid policies that have a negative effect on increased goods and/or services sold by the private sector. Frivolous lawsuits, unnecessary regulations, and government bureaucracy drive up the cost of doing business in the state, increase costs to our citizens, and ultimately are a drag on jobs and our economy."
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 Ron Simmons was unopposed in the Republican primary. Alex Mendoza was unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Simmons won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 65. Simmons defeated Mike Hennefer and David Loerwald in the May 29 primary election and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012|
|Texas House of Representatives District 65 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Simmons is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Simmons raised a total of $321,004 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.
|Ron Simmons's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 65||$321,004|
|Grand Total Raised||$321,004|
2012Simmons won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Simmons raised a total of $321,004.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ron Simmons's campaign in 2012|
|Perry, Bob J||$5,000|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$4,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$321,004|
|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.
Simmons received a score of 85.8 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Ron + Simmons + Texas + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- 'Oh, not again': Northeast is hit by another storm - The Advocate
- Another storm hits Northeast; 'Oh, not again' - Beaumont Enterprise
- Senate Finance's New Chairman, Most Liberal Ever, Looks to Start Slow - Roll Call (blog)
- Montgomery County home sales - Washington Post
- Republican Megadonor Harold Simmons Quietly Backed Liberal Causes - Huffington Post
- The Gender Wage Gap Myth - Daily Beast
- Money Is Pouring Into Super PACs Even Without A Presidential Race - Huffington Post
- The Murder of Christopher Lane: Was There Gang Involvement? - Vanity Fair
- SXSW Lineup Includes 'Neighbors', 'Veronica Mars', 'The Raid 2' and TV Section - AceShowbiz
- '19-2' Review: This Is Not Your Average Cop Show - Huffington Post Canada
- Official campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives Office Website
- Ron Simmons on Facebook
- Ron Simmons on Twitter
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- ronsimmons.com - Issues
- 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 March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Simmons, Ron," accessed July 24, 2013
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
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