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Bryan Hughes
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Texas House of Representatives, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJuly 21, 1969
Place of birthWood County, TX
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bryan Hughes is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Hughes has a Private Law Practice in Mineola, and has previously worked as a Briefing Attorney for United States District Judge William M. Steger.

He is on the Board of Trustees of the Steward's Foundation, and a member of the Golden Bible Chapel, Mineola Foundation Board, National Rifle Association, Red Cross, and Rotary Club of Mineola.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Criminal Jurisprudence

2011-2012

Hughes served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 597 - Relating to the admissibility in certain proceedings of certain hearsay statements made by a young child or disabled individual.
  • HB 599 - Relating to the sale of fireworks on and before Texas Independence Day.
  • HB 3079 - Relating to the sale or purchase of certain parts of game animals or birds.
  • HB 3636 - Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines.[2]

Campaign themes

2012

Hughes's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Job creation - "Bryan Hughes believes job creation is a priority, and he will continue to create new jobs and retain the ones we already have."
  • Education and school finance - "Bryan will continue to protect benefits for our teachers and direct more money to the classrooms and teachers, not administrative overhead in Austin."
  • Healthcare - "Bryan Hughes knows that healthcare is not a Republican or a Democratic issue, and that's why he built coalitions with members of both parties to expand access to healthcare in rural areas." He also authored the Texas CARES program.
  • Fiscal responsibility - Rep. Hughes "recognized the basic fact that when times get tough, Texas families look at their budgets and decide what they can cut back on and what they can do without. Bryan thought it was time for government to do the same."

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 Bryan Hughes was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hughes will face Ron Walenta (L) in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hughes ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 5. Hughes defeated Mary Lookadoo in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Texas House of Representatives District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBryan Hughes Incumbent 77.7% 13,094
Mary Lookadoo 22.3% 3,766
Total Votes 16,860

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hughes won re-election unopposed to the 5th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the March 2nd primary, or opposition in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 5
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bryan Hughes (R) 33,980 100%

2008

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hughes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 5th District. Hughes ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 47,309 votes.[6] Hugest raised $107,167 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hughes is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hughes raised a total of $1,205,904 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[9]

Bryan Hughes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 5 Won $263,663
2010 Texas State House, District 5 Won $129,388
2008 Texas State House, District 5 Won $107,167
2006 Texas State House, District 5 Won $69,629
2004 Texas State House, District 5 Won $429,966
2002 Texas State House, District 5 Won $206,091
Grand Total Raised $1,205,904

2012

Hughes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hughes raised a total of $263,663.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bryan Hughes's campaign in 2012
Simmons, Harold C$50,000
Pilgrim, Lonnie A (Bo)$10,000
Cochran, Larry E$5,000
Texas Association For Home Care & Hospice$5,000
Republican Women Of Northeast Texas PAC$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$263,663
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hughes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hughes raised a total of $129,388.

2008

Hughes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hughes raised a total of $107,167.

2006

Hughes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hughes raised a total of $69,629.

2004

Hughes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hughes raised a total of $429,966.

2002

Hughes won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Hughes raised a total of $.

Scorecards

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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.[10] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[11]

  • 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.[11]

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

2013

Hughes received a score of 92.5 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Bryan Hughes received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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

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Texas House District 5
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