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Travis Clardy

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Travis Clardy
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Texas House of Representatives, District 11
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
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
Travis Clardy is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education
Local & Consent Calendars
Special Purpose Districts

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Clardy's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Create a pro-growth environment so local small businesses can create more jobs

  • Excerpt:"I will work to eliminate the regulations and red tape that make it difficult to start businesses in Texas. Each day 1,000 people move to Texas to find work and I want them to come to East Texas. We must take the necessary steps that promote business development and create sustainable jobs for the residents of House District 11."

Hold the Line Against Higher Taxes

  • Excerpt:"I will not support any legislation that raises taxes. I believe government should live within its means and should not ask its citizens to bear a greater burden in these economic times. I will also not support legislation that passes along unfunded mandates to local governments to implement."

Work to Find Texas’ Solution to Illegal Immigration

  • Excerpt:"We can’t keep waiting on Washington, D.C. to do something about the issues along our Border. Texas must take a stand and protect itself against the influx of illegal immigrants who cross the Rio Grande and become burdens to our State. We must provide the resources to secure our border and stop incentivizing those who come to our country illegally."

Limit the Size of Government and End Unnecessary Regulations

  • Excerpt:"Just as we are asking Washington, D.C. to honor the 10th Amendment and return more authority to the states, Texas must do the same and return authority to local governments and its citizenry. This is accomplished by eliminating funding for programs that no longer serve the needs of Texans and putting an end to overreaching regulations that stifle business and job growth in East Texas."

Fight for Our Water Rights

  • Excerpt:"I will work against any legislation that tries to reverse this decision or attempts to limit the control landowners have over their property."

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 Travis Clardy defeated Tony Sevilla in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Clardy ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 11. Clardy advanced to the July 31 primary runoff where he defeated incumbent Chuck Hopson. Clardy was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Texas House of Representatives District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Hopson (advanced to runoff) Incumbent 47.1% 9,253
Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Clardy (advanced to runoff) 46.3% 9,093
Tony Sevilla 6.6% 1,291
Total Votes 19,637

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Clardy is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Clardy raised a total of $338,963 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[7]

Travis Clardy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 11 Won $338,963
Grand Total Raised $338,963

2012

Clardy won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Clardy raised a total of $338,963.

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

2013

Clardy received a score of 49.3 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chuck Hopson (R)
Texas House District 11
2013–present
Succeeded by
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