Yvonne Davis

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Yvonne Davis
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Texas House of Representatives, District 111
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday02/04/1955
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Yvonne Davis (b. February 4, 1955) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 111. She was first elected to the chamber in 1993.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic & Small Business Development
Redistricting, Vice-chair
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Issues

  • HB 649 - Relating to a prohibition on the posting of certain tax appraisal record information on the Internet.
  • HB 1379 - Relating to the provision of HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests.
  • HB 1382 - Relating to assessment of certain charges by certain commercial landlords that are governmental entities.
  • HB 1383 - Relating to access to certain information under the public information law concerning public officers and employees.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Yvonne Davis was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Davis ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 111. Davis ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. She was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Davis won re-election in District 111. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 111
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Yvonne Davis (D) 25,783 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 111th District, receiving 43,685 votes ahead of Republican Homer Fincannon (10,674) and Libertarian Tim Miles (901).[5] She raised $154,118 for her campaign.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 111
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Yvonne Davis (D) 43,685 79.05%
Homer Fincannon (R) 10,674 19.31%
Tim Miles (L) 901 1.63%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $1,069,169 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[7]

Yvonne Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 111 Won $206,340
2010 Texas State House, District 111 Won $170,668
2008 Texas State House, District 111 Won $154,118
2006 Texas State House, District 111 Won $187,406
2004 Texas State House, District 111 Won $57,698
2002 Texas State House, District 111 Won $172,203
2000 Texas State House, District 111 Won $42,346
1998 Texas State House, District 111 Won $78,390
Grand Total Raised $1,069,169

2012

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $206,340.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Yvonne Davis's campaign in 2012
Alameel, David$50,000
Ahlberg, Trevor L$5,000
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Bennett, Laura & Lonnie$5,000
Blackridge$4,750
Total Raised in 2012$206,340
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $170,668.

2008

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $154,118.

2006

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $187,406.

2004

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $57,698.

2002

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $172,203.

2000

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $42,346.

1998

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $78,390.

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.

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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.[8] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[9]

  • 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.[9]

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

2013

Davis received a score of 21.5 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Yvonne Davis received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Texas House District 111
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