Tryon Lewis

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Tryon Lewis
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Texas House of Representatives, District 81
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tryon D. Lewis is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

In September 2013, Lewis announced he would not seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in the 2014 elections.[1]

Biography

Lewis is a Partner with the firm of Atkins, Hollman, Jones, Peacock, Lewis, and Lyon. He previously served as Judge for the 161st State District from 1985-2006.

Lewis is a Board Member of the Ector County Independent School District Education Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Odessa Cultural Council, and Permian Playhouse.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Regulation
Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence, Chair

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lewis served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lewis served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 2149 - Relating to the liability of public servants of certain governmental units for property damage.
  • HB 2403 - Relating to a prohibition of certain sanctions against public school districts and campuses based solely on student performance on assessment instruments.
  • HB 3696 - Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for the sale of the entire operating assets of a business or of a separate division, branch or identifiable segment of a business.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lewis ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 81. Lewis ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lewis won re-election in District 81 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 81
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tyron Lewis (R) 21,048 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lewis won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 81st District, defeating Elmo Hockman (L). Lewis received 32,973 votes in the election while Hockman received 3,603 votes.[4] Lewis raised $341,959 for his campaign; Hockman raised $120.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 81
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tryon Lewis (R) 32,973 90.14%
Elmo Hockman (L) 3,603 9.85%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lewis is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lewis raised a total of $628,785 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[6]

Tryon Lewis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 81 Won $123,383
2010 Texas State House, District 81 Won $163,443
2008 Texas State House, District 81 Won $341,959
Grand Total Raised $628,785

2012

Lewis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lewis raised a total of $123,383.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tryon Lewis's campaign in 2012
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$5,000
Perry, Bob J$5,000
Texas Credit Union League$2,500
Wood, Donald E$2,500
Texas Assoc Realtors PAC$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$123,383
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lewis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Lewis raised a total of $163,443.

2008

Lewis won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Lewis raised a total of $341,959.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Texas scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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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.[7] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[8]

  • 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.
  • Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Concerned Women for America of Texas: Legislative Scorecard for the 83rd session.

2011

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature was in its 82nd legislative session from January 11 through May 30. A special session was called for May 31 through June 29.[8]

  • 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 on social issues, economic issues and other issues.
  • The Humane Scorecard assesses support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to environment and conservation issues.
  • 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 based on 56 House votes and 38 Senate votes that offer clear public policy choice.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Legislators are scored based on consumer-related bills.

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

Test received a score of 45.1 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of C+ that Test received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Tryon Lewis received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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