Allen Fletcher

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Allen Fletcher
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Texas House of Representatives, District 130
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
Birthday04/09/1955
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Allen Fletcher (b. April 9, 1955) is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 130. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

On September 10, 2013, Fletcher announced that he would run for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives.[1]

Biography

Fletcher is Chief Executive Officer of Resource Protection Management. He has been an Officer with the Houston Police Department and Supervisor in the Office of the Inspector General of the Houston Police Department.

Fletcher is member of many organizations, including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Christian Business Luncheon, Homicide Investigators of Texas, Houston Police Officers Association, Rotary Club of Tomball, Spring Creek Church of Christ, State Bar of Texas Review Committee, and the Tomball Emergency Preparedeness Committee.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Homeland Security & Public Safety, Vice-chair
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

  • HB 1773 - Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information concerning current and former employees of certain divisions of the office of the attorney general.
  • HB 2411 - Relating to the criminal penalty for unlawfully obtaining, lending, possessing, or using a driver's license or personal identification certificate.
  • HB 3506 - Relating to the creation of the Public Education Management Institute of Texas.[3]

Campaign themes

2014

Fletcher's website highlights the following campaign themes:[4]

Illegal Immigration

  • Excerpt: "Although securing our borders is a federal responsibility, Texas is obligated to protect the safety and well-being of its citizens. Texas must act now to aid our law-enforcement officials on the border and restrict government handouts to those who have entered our country illegally."

Appraisal Caps

  • Excerpt: " Government appraisers are under tremendous pressure to increase the appraised value of your home for tax purposes. I favor eliminating annual appraisals and using the value of your home when you bought it. This will put the pressure back where it belongs–on the politicians who set our tax rates."

Government Spending

  • Excerpt: " The Texas Legislature authorizes a state budget every two years. In 2005, the legislature increased spending by 19 percent and, in 2007, by 20 percent. This spending far outpaces any increases in population and inflation. In fact, the last session of the legislature exceeded the constitutional spending cap for the first time in history. We must reign in spending now."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "We should reject any income tax, whether charged to businesses or to us personally."

College Tuition

  • Excerpt: "The legislature needs to step up to the plate and help make college affordable again in Texas."

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Allen Fletcher was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fletcher will face Arthur Browning (G) in the general election.[5][6][7]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fletcher won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 130. Fletcher was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated Art Browning (G) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 130, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAllen Fletcher Incumbent 90.1% 54,596
     Green Art Browning 9.9% 5,967
Total Votes 60,563

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fletcher won re-election in District 130. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Libertarian Joe Spencer in the November 2 general election.[8]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Fletcher won election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 130th District, receiving 63,945 votes ahead of Libertarian William B. Gray, Jr. (9,031).[8] He raised $322,340 for his campaign.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 130
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Allen Fletcher (R) 63,945 87.62%
William B. Gray, Jr. (L) 9,031 12.37%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fletcher is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Fletcher raised a total of $636,412 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[10]

Allen Fletcher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 130 Won $201,554
2010 Texas State House, District 130 Won $112,518
2008 Texas State House, District 130 Won $322,340
Grand Total Raised $636,412

2012

Fletcher won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fletcher raised a total of $201,554.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Allen Fletcher's campaign in 2012
Time Warner$20,500
Houston Police Officers Union$10,000
North Cypress Medical Center$5,000
Stringfield, Larry$5,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$201,554
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Fletcher won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Fletcher raised a total of $112,518.

2008

Fletcher won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Fletcher raised a total of $322,340.

Scorecards

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

2013

Fletcher received a score of 81 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Allen Fletcher received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Fletcher was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."

Personal

Fletcher and his wife, Penny, have three children.

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