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Will Ford Hartnett

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Will Ford Hartnett
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Texas House of Representatives, District 114
Former Officeholder
In office
1991 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1990
Term limitsN/A
CandidateVerification
Will Ford Hartnett is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 114 from 1991 to 2013.

Hartnett is a Partner with the Hartnett Law Firm, and also works as a Probate Attorney. He earned his J.D. from the University of Texas, Austin and B.A. from Harvard College. He is a Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation, Board Member of the Texas Conservative Coalition, and member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.[1]

Hartnett announced on September 29, 2011 that he would not be seeking re-election in 2012.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Will Ford Hartnett served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

  • HB 395 - Relating to this state's goal for installed electric generating capacity from natural gas.
  • HB 677 - Relating to violations of laws administered and enforced by the Texas Ethics Commission and to sworn complaints alleging such violations.
  • HB 1539 - Relating to the availability of certain school district financial information on districts' Internet websites.[3]

Issues

Hartnett's answers to the Texas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. He did not provide an answer when asked his legislative priorities.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hartnett announced on September 29, 2011 that he would not be seeking re-election in 2012.[2]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hartnett won re-election in District 114. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Democrat John Wellik in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Will Hartnett (R) 20,529 65.11%
John Wellik (D) 11,000 34.88%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jackson won election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 114th District, receiving 31,393 votes without opposition.[6] He raised $82,175 for his campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Will Hartnett (R) 31,393 100.00%

2006

On November 4, 2006 Hartnett won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 114th District, defeating Phillip Shinoda (D) and Edward Cormack (L).[8]

Hartnett raised $151,496 for his campaign while Shinoda raised $116,297 and Cormack raised $0.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Will Ford Hartnett (R) 16,808
Phillip Shinoda (D) 12,791
Edward Cormack (L) 639

2004

On November 4, 2004 Hartnett won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 114th District, unopposed.[10]

Hartnett raised $51,500 for his campaign.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114 (2004)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Will Ford Hartnett (R) 31,810

2002

On November 4, 2002 Hartnett won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 114th District, unopposed.[12]

Hartnett raised $39,210 for his campaign.[13]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114 (2002)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Will Ford Hartnett (R) 24,503

2000

On November 4, 2000 Hartnett won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 114th District, defeating Mike Moore (D).[14]

Hartnett raised $52,950 for his campaign while Moore raised $1,900.[15]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114 (2000)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Will Ford Hartnett (R) 29,153
Mike Moore (D) 13,702

1998

On November 4, 1998 Hartnett won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 114th District, unopposed.[16]

Hartnett raised $50,059 for his campaign.[17]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114 (1998)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Will Ford Hartnett (R) 20,782

1996

On November 4, 1996 Hartnett won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 114th District, defeating Matthew Trotter (L).[18]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114 (1996)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Will Ford Hartnett (R) 31,172
Matthew Trotter (L) 4,116

1994

On November 4, 1994 Hartnett won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 114th District, defeating Matthew Trotter (L).[19]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114 (1994)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Will Ford Hartnett (R) 19,997
Matthew Trotter (L) 2,789

1992

On November 4, 1992 Hartnett won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 114th District, unopposed.[20]

Texas House of Representatives, District 114 (1992)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Will Ford Hartnett (R) 33,653

Campaign donors

2010

Hartnett raised a total of $187,789 in 2010. Below are Hartnett's top 3 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[21]

Contributor 2010 total
Hartnett, Emily $315,000
Harnett Sr., James $50,000
Texas House Leadership Fund $16,462

2008

In the 2008 election, Hartnett raised a total of $82,175.[22]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Hartnett Sr, James $50,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $5,000
Time Warner $5,000
Texas Optometric Association $3,000
Butt, Charles C $2,500

2006

In the 2006 election, Hartnett raised a total of $151,496.[23]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
H-E-B Grocery $11,000
Stars Over Texas PAC $10,000
Hartnett, Will $7,000
AT&T $5,000
Schneidler, Carmen $4,000

2004

In the 2004 election, Hartnett raised a total of $51,500.[24]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Hartnett, Will $10,500
Vest, Herb D $5,000
SBC Communications $4,000
3 Donors, Each Donating $2,500[24] $2,500

2002

In the 2002 election, Hartnett raised a total of $39,210.[25]

His five largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Huddleston, Albert D $5,000
TXU Corp $2,000
Texas Dental Association $2,000
Texas Bell $1,500
Apartment Association of Greater Dallas PAC AAGD $1,500

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."[26] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Will Hartnett received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Preceded by
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Texas House District 114
1991–2013
Succeeded by
Jason Villalba (R)