Steve Toth

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Steve Toth
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Texas House of Representatives, District 15
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 5, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birth11/29/1960
Websites
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Steve Toth is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Toth's professional experience includes working as the owner of Acclaim Pools and My Pool Xpert, regional trainer at "A" Company, director of marketing at Apple Orthodontix, and minister at Family Life Ministries.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Corrections
Criminal Jurisprudence

Elections

2014

See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2014

Gordy Bunch (R), Brandon Creighton (R), Michael Galloway (R) and Steve Toth (R) faced off in the special election, which took place on May 10.[1][2] Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Creighton and Toth - advanced to a runoff election on August 5, which Creighton won.[3][4]

The seat was vacant following Tommy Williams's (R) retirement on October 26, 2013.

A special election for the position of Texas State Senate District 4 was called for May 10. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014.[5]

Texas State Senate, District 4, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Creighton 67.4% 15,232
     Republican Steve Toth 32.6% 7,373
Total Votes 22,605

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Toth won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 15. Toth defeated incumbent Rob Eissler in the May 29 Republican primary election and defeated Sterling Russell (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Toth 86.6% 57,520
     Libertarian Sterling Russell 13.4% 8,872
Total Votes 66,392
Texas House of Representatives District 15 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Toth 56.5% 9,630
Rob Eissler Incumbent 43.5% 7,420
Total Votes 17,050

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Toth is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Toth raised a total of $128,125 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[7]

Steve Toth's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 15 Won $128,125
Grand Total Raised $128,125

2012

Toth won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Toth raised a total of $128,125.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Toth's campaign in 2012
Thirstrup, Marcus$7,500
Nath, William$5,000
Vann, Kyle$5,000
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$4,000
Bill, William$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$128,125
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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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.[8] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[9]

  • 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.
  • Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Concerned Women for America of Texas: Legislative Scorecard for the 83rd session.

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.

2013

Toth received a score of 91.5 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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