|Texas House of Representatives, District 15|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||August 5, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Place of birth||11/29/1960|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Toth served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Criminal Jurisprudence|
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. 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.
The seat was vacant following Tommy Williams's (R) retirement on October 26, 2013.
|Texas State Senate, District 4, Special Election, 2014|
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.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012|
|Texas House of Representatives District 15 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Rob Eissler Incumbent||43.5%||7,420|
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.
|Steve Toth's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 15||$128,125|
|Grand Total Raised||$128,125|
2012Toth 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|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$4,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$128,125|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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. Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.
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- The American Conservative Union - 2013 State Legislative Ratings Guide
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Toth received a score of 91.5 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
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- Texas Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 14, 2014
- yourhoustonnews.com, "ELECTION 2014: Senate District 4 race headed for runoff," May 10, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Runoff Election Declaration," accessed June 2, 2014
- Texas Tribune, "Creighton Easily Wins Special State Senate Race," August 5, 2014
- kxan.com, "Special state Senate election date set," November 7, 2013
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Toth, Steve," accessed July 19, 2013
- kten.com, "Texas Lawmakers To Tackle Redistricting In Special Session," May 29, 2013
- Legislative reference Library of Texas, "Texas Legislative Sessions and Years," accessed June 13, 2014
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