Steve Ogden

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Steve Ogden
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Texas State Senate, District 5
Former Officeholder
In office
1997 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2008
First electedJanuary 28, 1997
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionCorporate President
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Steve Ogden is a former Republican member of the Texas State Senate representing District 5 from 1997 to 2013. He previously served as President Pro Tempore.

Biography

Ogden graduated with a B.S. in foreign affairs from the United States Naval Academy in 1973 and also graduated from the Naval Nuclear Power Plant in 1974. He later obtained an M.B.A. from Texas A&M University.

In addition to being a senator, he is the president of Ogden Resources Corporation. He also holds the title of oil and gas producer. Prior to his position in the state senate, he was a member of the Texas House of representatives from 1990 to 1996.[1]

Ogden announced in September 2011 that he would not be running for re-election in 2012.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Steve Ogden served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

District 5

Steve Ogden represents District 5, which includes the county of Houston, Texas.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Ogden announced in September 2011 that he would not be running for re-election in 2012.[2]

2010

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2010

Ogden won re-election to the 5th District seat in 2010. He defeated Ben Bius in the GOP primary on March 3, 2010. Ogden received 47,699 votes while Bius received 22,165.[4]

Ogden defeated Democratic opponent Stephen Wyman in the general election that took place on November 2, 2010. [5]

Texas State Senate, District 5
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Ogden (R) 145,170 71.26%
Stephen Wyman (D) 58,525 28.73%

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Ogden won re-election to the 5th District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponents Stephen Wyman (D) and Darrell Grear (L).[6]

Ogden raised $638,144 while Wyman raised $1,416 and Grear raised $0.[7]

Texas State Senate, District 5 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Ogden (R) 105,979 61.48%
Stephen Wyman (D) 59,671 34.61%
Darrell R. Grear (L) 6,719 3.89%

Campaign donors

2010

Ogden raised a total of $626,769 in 2010. Below are Ogden's top campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[8]

Contributor 2010 total
Texas Dental Association $11,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $10,631
12 donors each gave equivalent amounts of: $10,000

2006

In 2006, a year in which Ogden was up for re-election, he collected $638,144 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Dental Association $12,500
Texas Association of Realtors $11,500
Robert Perry $10,000
Erle Nye $10,000

2002

In 2002, a year in which Ogden was up for re-election, he collected $292,128 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
David Sibley for Lt. Governor $25,000
Sibley, David $7,000
Texas Automobile Association $5,000
Tigua Indian Reservation Ysleta del Sur Pueblo $5,000
Texas Optometric Association $5,000

Scorecards

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."[11] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Steve Ogden received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Ogden was born on September 21, 1950. He and his wife, Beverly, have four children: Michael, Chaz, Stephanie and Kristen.

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Political offices
Preceded by
'Jim Turner'
Texas Senate District 5
January 1997-2013
Succeeded by
Charles Schwertner (R)