Scott Turner

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Scott Turner
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Texas House of Representatives, District 33
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Scott Turner is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Efficiency & Reform
Human Services

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Turner's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Jobs for Texans
Excerpt: "To provide good jobs and a strong economy, we must provide an environment that is business friendly: low taxes; limited, fair and predictable regulation; and a legal system uncluttered with frivolous lawsuits."
  • Stand for Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Texans are taxed enough already! We must take better inventory of the money that’s being spent in funding of current programs. We must end accounting gimmicks, tricks and diversions."
  • ObamaCare is Not Right for Texas
Excerpt: "If left unchecked, ObamaCare has the potential to bankrupt Texas. Texans should be able to choose their own health care provider and make their own medical choices, not have our health care decisions micromanaged by Washington, D.C."
  • Stop Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "Illegal Immigration is draining the budgets of Texas taxpayers and Texas state government. We need to tighten our borders to stop the flow of illegals. We are a nation which welcomes those who follow the rules, respect our laws, and come here legally, but I have no tolerance for those who undermine the rule of law by entering our nation in an illegal fashion."

Elections

2014

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 Turner was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Turner won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 33. Turner defeated Jim Pruitt in the May 29 primary election and defeated Michael A. Carrasco (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Turner 85.3% 50,631
     Libertarian Michael Carrasco 14.7% 8,701
Total Votes 59,332
Texas House of Representatives District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Turner 58.3% 6,829
Jim Pruitt 41.7% 4,877
Total Votes 11,706

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Turner is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Turner raised a total of $340,827 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[5]

Scott Turner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 33 Won $340,827
Grand Total Raised $340,827

2012

Turner won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Turner raised a total of $340,827.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Turner's campaign in 2012
Perry, Bob J$25,000
Basso, Danny$10,000
Perry, Doylene$10,000
Webb, James$10,000
Pourchot, Phil$9,750
Total Raised in 2012$340,827
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

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2013

In 2013, the Texas State Legislature was in its 83rd legislative session from January 8 through May 27. Thirty minutes after the regular session ended, Governor Rick Perry called legislators back for a special session starting that evening.[6] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[7]

  • Legislators are scored on bills which relate to economic freedom, the size and scope of government, and individual liberty.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions, and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
  • Legislators are assigned grades reflecting votes on LGBT issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to taxes and property rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on issues critical to businesses, taxpayers and families.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • The 2013 TLCV scorecard covers a range of votes and issues, including: water, global warming, environmental regulation, clean energy, clean air, good government, oil and gas regulation, and energy efficiency.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

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.

2013

Turner received a score of 100 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Raul Torres (R)
Texas House District 33
2013–present
Succeeded by
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