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Susan King
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Texas House of Representatives, District 71
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 2, 1952
Place of birthHouston, Texas
ProfessionNurse
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Susan King is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 71. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

King was appointed vice chair of the Rural Caucus of the 82nd Texas Legislature in February 2011.[1]

Biography

King's professional experience includes working as a co-owner, co-director and surgical nurse at the Elm Place Ambulatory Surgical Center and Co-Director of Surgery at Saint Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital and the Texas Heart Institute.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
House Administration
Public Health

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, King served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 175 - Relating to continuing education and training for peace officers relating to the investigation and prevention of drive-by shootings.
  • HB 1175 - Relating to allowing the governing bodies of certain municipalities to order a local option election relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • HB 3714 - Relating to public school career and technology education program curriculum and funding and to development of a list of high-demand occupations for career and technology education students.
  • HB 3715 - Relating to identification of certain persons employed to assist a registered lobbyist.[3]

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 Susan King defeated Isaac M. Castro in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

King ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 71. King ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

King won re-election in District 71. She was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated independent Bryce Stash and Libertarian Taylor Nolan in the November 2 general election.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 71
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Susan King (R) 24,467 88.07%
Fred Jones (L) 3,313 11.92%

2008

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 71st District, defeating Michael Walton (L). King received 40,381 votes in the election, while Walton received 5,346 votes.[7] King raised $151,623 for her campaign.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 71
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Susan King (R) 40,381 88.30%
Michael Walton (L) 5,346 11.69%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $1,092,779 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[9]

Susan King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 71 Won $185,283
2010 Texas State House, District 71 Won $199,162
2008 Texas State House, District 71 Won $151,623
2006 Texas State House, District 71 Won $556,711
Grand Total Raised $1,092,779

2012

King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $185,283.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Susan King's campaign in 2012
Stai, Dian Graves$12,500
Texas Association For Home Care & Hospice$7,500
Matthews, J J$5,000
Border Health$5,000
Texas Physical Therapy Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$185,283
Source:Follow the Money

2010

King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $199,162.

2008

King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $151,623.

2006

King won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $556,711.

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

2013

King received a score of 46.4 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of C that King received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Susan King received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

King and her husband, Austin, have three children. King has been a member of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Abilene Chamber Military Affairs Committee, Abilene Community Theatre Board, Abilene Philharmonic Board, Abilene Preservation League, Farm Bureau, Kappa Alpha Theta and the National Rifle Association. Prior to her election, King served as a member and president of the Abilene Independent School District Board of Trustees. [2]

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Texas House District 71
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