Scott Sanford

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Scott Sanford
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Texas House of Representatives, District 70
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
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Sanford is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 70. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services
Urban Affairs


Campaign themes


Sanford's website highlighted the following campaign themes:


  • Excerpt: "Scott believes that we must hold the line and reduce the size and intrusive reach of government instead. Families, businesses and non-profits all across Texas live and operate on a budget and our state government must do the same."


  • Excerpt: "In order to keep our families secure at home, Scott will work to safeguard our borders to keep terrorists and drug traffickers out of Texas. The federal government has failed at one of its primary duties–securing the border."


  • Excerpt: "At the heart of our democratic process, fair elections secure our freedoms. Scott strongly supports the voter ID law. He will work to protect this important legislation to ensure that only those with valid state identification can cast their ballot."


  • Excerpt: "I am 100% pro-life and believe every baby is a miracle from the moment of conception. I do not support any reason to end the life of an unborn baby."


  • Excerpt: "The role of government should be limited to the powers expressly given in the United States Constitution. As a state’s rights advocate, Scott will remind the federal government it obtained its power from the individual states, and not the other way around."



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Scott Sanford was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sanford ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 70. Sanford defeated Bracy Wilson in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Texas House of Representatives District 70 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Sanford 60.6% 6,018
Bracy Wilson 39.4% 3,909
Total Votes 9,927

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sanford is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Sanford raised a total of $152,650 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[6]

Scott Sanford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 70 Won $152,650
Grand Total Raised $152,650


Sanford won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sanford raised a total of $152,650.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Sanford's campaign in 2012
Perry, Bob J$20,000
McLane Jr, Drayton$5,500
Freeman, Russell$5,000
Stoltzfus, Daniel$5,000
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$152,650
Source:Follow the Money


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


Sanford received a score of 97.6 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Preceded by
Texas House District 2
Succeeded by