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Tracy King

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Tracy King
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Texas House of Representatives, District 80
Incumbent
In office
1995-2003, 2005 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolCarrizo Springs High School
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
Personal
BirthdayNovember 9, 1960
ProfessionHealth business
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tracy O. King (b. November 9, 1960) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 80. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

King previously served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.

Biography

King was born on November 9, 1960. After graduating from Carrizo Springs High School he attended Southwest Texas Junior College, Sul Ross State University and Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. King is the Owner of Beltone Hearing Aid Center, which currently provides hearing healthcare to 16 Southwest Texas counties. He began working there in 1983 and purchased the company in 1987. He has served as a member of the First United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, President of the Kiwanis Club, and President of the Texas Hearing Aid Association.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Livestock, Chair
Natural Resources

2011-2012

King served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 1494 - Relating to a surcharge under the driver responsibility program for a conviction of driving while license invalid, without financial responsibility, or without a valid license.
  • HB 1495 - Relating to the inclusion of public school employees in the group of persons protected from harassment in the public schools.
  • HB 1498 - Relating to the information required to be displayed on a license to carry a concealed handgun and the duty of a license holder to keep that information current.
  • HB 1908 - Relating to the safety of the fresh fruit and vegetables produced in this state.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Tracy King was unopposed in the Democratic primary. King will face Marco Buentello (G) 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 80. King defeated Jerry Garza in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

King announced in September 2011 that he would be running for re-election in 2012. Upon announcing his bid, King said "Our State is facing significant challenges that require vigorous and experienced leadership. The seniority that I have will play a pivotal role in securing key leadership positions that will greatly benefit all the citizens of District 800.”[9]

Texas House of Representatives District 80 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTracy King Incumbent 59.7% 10,599
Jerry Garza 40.3% 7,164
Total Votes 17,763

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

King won re-election in District 800 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 800
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Tracy King (D) 18,652 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 80th District. King ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 30,676 votes.[11] King raised $193,371 for his campaign.[12]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $1,500,160 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[13]

Tracy King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 80 Won $324,183
2010 Texas State House, District 80 Won $159,497
2008 Texas State House, District 80 Won $193,371
2006 Texas State House, District 80 Won $151,889
2004 Texas State House, District 80 Won $184,100
2002 Texas State House, District 80 Defeated $235,953
2000 Texas State House, District 80 Won $178,416
1998 Texas State House, District 80 Won $72,751
Grand Total Raised $1,500,160

2012

King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $324,183.

2010

King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $159,497.

2008

King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $193,371.

2006

King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $151,889.

2004

King won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $184,100.

2002

King lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $235,953.

2000

King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $178,416.

1998

King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, King raised a total of $72,751.

Scorecards

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."[14] 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 25 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Tracy King received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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