|Texas House of Representatives, District 136|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Dale's professional experience includes owning a small business as well as a consulting firm advising clients on energy related matters. Dale served in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Captain.
Dale served on the Cedar Park City Council, having been appointed in 2009.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dale served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy Resources|
|• Homeland Security & Public Safety|
Dale's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"I believe in keeping taxes low in order to keep opportunity high, cutting red tape so that communities can cut ribbons, rolling back mandates and empowering entrepreneurship. I know that true job security is not a government program paying people to work (or not to), but the economic security businesses need to create the jobs themselves."
- Excerpt:"I will look for solutions in our best schools and then challenge others to learn from them. I support empowering results, not subsidizing the status quo. I support policies that move education forward not by raising taxes, but by keeping the tax rate low and the economy growing."
- Excerpt:"We must keep infrastructure dollars targeted at road and bridges and reduce bureaucratic roadblocks to building roads. There’s a reason that “shovel ready” jobs never really get done as fast as advertised. Common sense environmental and safety regulations are needed, but today’s red tape has exploded far beyond what is needed or healthy. For Texas highways to get moving, we need to move dirt faster than paper."
- Excerpt:"Immigration is a federal problem, and a true solution must come from Washington. But there are steps that can be taken at the local level to mitigate the effects. I led the charge to use E-Verify for all new hires at the City of Cedar Park to ensure legal work status of city employees. Proper stewardship of taxpayer resources demands nothing less. As your state representative, I will push for expansion of E-Verify to cover all state employees and contractors."
- Excerpt:"Obamacare was an ill-conceived mandate that will shred liberty, reduce the quality of care, and do nothing for the out-of-control cost of health care in America. More importantly, it has created uncertainty among businesses because the costs per employee are still unknown, and potentially unsustainable."
- "I believe in being tough on crime. Williamson County has a strong anti-crime reputation, and I have fought to keep it that way, working with local prosecutors and judges on a number of issues both locally and statewide."
- "I believe in the right to bear arms and the responsibilities that go with that right. The Second Amendment isn’t just an archaic document. It is the guarantor of all of our other freedoms."
- "I believe in the sanctity of innocent life. All children, even the unborn, should have a chance at life. The best way to fight abortion is through truth and love. I will fight to defend Texas’ new sonogram law and will support programs that provide options for mothers in distress."
Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013.
Dale won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 136. Dale defeated Paul B. Matthews in the May 29 primary election and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 136, General Election, 2012|
|Texas House of Representatives District 136 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Paul B. Matthews||33.6%||2,597|
Comprehensive donor information for Dale is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Dale raised a total of $511,083 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.
|Tony Dale's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 136||$511,083|
|Grand Total Raised||$511,083|
2012Dale won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dale raised a total of $511,083.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tony Dale's campaign in 2012|
|Texas Republican Party||$117,003|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$77,752|
|Associated Republicans Of Texas||$52,500|
|Texas Oil & Gas Association||$7,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$511,083|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
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.
Dale received a score of 64.7 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Dale and his wife, Mary, have two children.
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- Texas House of Representatives Office Website
- Official campaign website
- Tony Dale on Facebook
- Tony Dale on Twitter
- Tony Dale on LinkedIn
- Tony Dale on YouTube
- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- ↑ texansfortonydale.com - Issues
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- ↑ Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Dale, Anthony," accessed August 15, 2013
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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