Terry Canales

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Terry Canales
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Texas House of Representatives, District 40
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
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
Office website
Campaign website
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


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Jurisprudence
Energy Resources



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 Terry Canales was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]


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


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


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.


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
Succeeded by