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Chris Paddie

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Chris Paddie
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Texas House of Representatives, District 9
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Chris Paddie is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy Resources
Land & Resource Management

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Paddie's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Protect the Right to Bear Arms

  • Excerpt:"Chris believes that in order to preserve our liberty, we must defend the right to bear arms. Chris will fight any effort by government to take away this right granted to us by the Constitution."

Defend Private Property Rights

  • Excerpt:"For most of us, buying land or a home is the largest investment we’ll ever make in our lives. As our State Representative, Chris will do whatever it takes to protect our private property rights from eminent domain abuse."

Create Jobs

  • Excerpt:"Chris understands that government doesn’t create jobs, the private sector does. And he will fight to reduce regulations and cut taxes that prevent employers from keeping East Texans on the job."

Stop Illegal Immigration

  • Excerpt:"Chris supports requiring business to verify the immigration status of their employees and greater penalties for companies that knowingly employ illegal immigrants. And he will vote to eliminate “in-state” tuition for illegal immigrants at Texas colleges and universities."

Protect Life

  • Excerpt:"as our State Representative, Chris will always be on the side of pro-life advocates because he believes we must do everything we can to protect our most precious gifts from God."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Chris Paddie was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Paddie won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 9. Paddie defeated incumbent Wayne Christian in the May 29 primary election and defeated write-in candidate John McIntyre in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Paddie 73% 35,996
     Independent John McIntyre 27% 13,339
Total Votes 49,335
Texas House of Representatives District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Paddie 52.2% 9,335
Wayne Christian Incumbent 47.8% 8,558
Total Votes 17,893

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Paddie is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Paddie raised a total of $360,301 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[9]

Chris Paddie's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 9 Won $360,301
Grand Total Raised $360,301

2012

Paddie won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Paddie raised a total of $360,301.

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

2013

Paddie received a score of 55.5 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wayne Christian (R)
Texas House District 9
2013–present
Succeeded by
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