Terry Canales

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Terry Canales
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Texas House of Representatives, District 40
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
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
Terry Canales is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Jurisprudence
Energy Resources

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Terry Canales was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Canales ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 40. Canales advanced to the June 31 primary runoff where he defeated Agustin Hernandez, Jr.. Canales was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Texas House of Representatives District 40 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Canales 30.5% 3,301
Green check mark transparent.pngAgustin Hernandez, Jr. 26.2% 2,840
Robert Pena, Jr. 24.1% 2,607
Timoteo Betancourt 19.3% 2,089
Total Votes 10,837

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Canales is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Canales raised a total of $75,023 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[5]

Terry Canales's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 40 Won $75,023
Grand Total Raised $75,023

2012

Canales won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Canales raised a total of $75,023.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Terry Canales's campaign in 2012
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$15,000
Border Health$5,000
Canales, Idalia$3,000
House Democratic Campaign Cmte$2,500
Chickasaw Nation$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$75,023
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.[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

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

Canales received a score of 12.3 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Aaron Pena (R)
Texas House District 40
2013–present
Succeeded by
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