Chuck Hopson

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Chuck Hopson
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Texas House of Representatives, District 11
Former Officeholder
In office
2001 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 18, 1941
Place of birthJacksonville, TX
CandidateVerification
Chuck Hopson is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 11 from 2001 to 2013. He previously served on the Jacksonville City Council, and Jacksonville School Board.

On November 6, 2009, Hopson switched his affiliation from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.[1]

Hopson is the Owner/Operator, May Drug, and an independent pharmacist.

He is a member of the Austin Bank Board, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board, Lon Morris College Board of Trustees, Nan Travis Hospital Foundation Board, National Rifle Association, Texas Pharmacy Association, and Texas State Rifle Association.[2]

Hopson was defeated by Travis Clardy in the July 31, 2012 Republican Primary runoff.[3]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Chuck Hopson served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

Issue positions

On his website Hopson lists a number of his legislative priorities and accomplishments, including:[4]

  • Education - "increased funding for our classrooms, a significant pay raise for teachers, accountability, and local control for our public schools."
  • Property Taxes - "authored legislation to triple the homestead exemption to $45,000 to significantly lower property taxes for homeowners."
  • Healthcare - "worked to improve the health of our children by passing legislation to increase funding for newborn screening, childhood vaccines, and immunizations."
  • Public Safety - "joint-authored the “Move Over Act” which requires motor vehicle traffic to slow down in the vicinity of a stationary emergency vehicle, and he fought to give tax credits to volunteer fire-fighter departments that are struggling to pay for new equipment."

  • HB 1260 - Relating to a registration program for persons who commit certain intoxication offenses; providing criminal penalties.
  • HB 2513 - Relating to the procedures for registering to vote and accepting a voter at a polling place; providing a criminal penalty.
  • HB 2514 - Relating to creating an offense for impersonating a United States citizen
  • HB 3337 - Relating to the suspension of a lobbyist registration for failure to pay child support obligations.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hopson ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 11. Hopson and Travis Clardy defeated Tony Sevilla in the May 29 primary election and faced off in the July 31 runoff primary. Clardy defeated Hopson.[6]

Texas House of Representatives District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Hopson (advanced to runoff) Incumbent 47.1% 9,253
Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Clardy (advanced to runoff) 46.3% 9,093
Tony Sevilla 6.6% 1,291
Total Votes 19,637

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hopson won re-election for the 11th District seat.[7]

In the March 2 primary election, Hopson defeated his Republican primary opponents Allan Cain and Michael Banks. Hopson received 9,589 votes in the election while Cain received 3,378 votes, and Banks received 2,691 votes.[8]

In the November 2, 2010 general election Hopson defeated Democrat Richard Hackney.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 11
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Hopson (R) 27,074 75.81%
Richard Hackney (D) 8,635 24.18%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hopson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 11th District, defeating Brian Walker (R) and Paul Bryan (L).[10]

Hopson raised $758,004 for his campaign; Walker raised $377,914.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Hopson (D) 26,054
Brian Walker (R) 25,934
Paul Bryan (L) 875


2006

On November 4, 2006, Hopson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, District 11, defeating opponents Larry Durrett (R) and Paul "Blue" Story.[12]

Hopson raised $682,405 for his campaign while Durrett raised $860,379 and Story raised $0.[13]

Texas State House of Representatives, District 3 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Hopson (D) 17,603
Larry Durrett (R) 15,918
Paul "Blue" Story (L) 998

2004

On November 4, 2004, Hopson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 11th District, defeating Mike Alberts (R).[14]

Hopson raised $403,035 for his campaign while Walker raised $32,865.[15]

Texas House of Representatives, District 11 (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Hopson (D) 26,885
Mike Alberts (R) 24,123


2002

On November 4, 2002, Hopson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, District 11, unopposed.[16]

Hopson raised $152,462 for his campaign.[17]

Texas State House of Representatives, District 11 (2002)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Hopson (D) 21,161

2000

On November 4, 2000, Hopson won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 11th District, defeating Paul Woodard, Jr. (R).[18]

Hopson raised $396,870 for his campaign while Woodard raised $371,444.[19]

Texas House of Representatives, District 11 (2000)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Hopson (D) 21,991
Paul Woodard, Jr. (R) 19,459

Campaign donors

2010

Hopson raised a total of $626,151 in 2010. Below are Hopson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[20]

Contributor 2010 total
Bob Perry $35,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $23,125
Texas Association of Realtors $15,017
Texas House Leadership Fund $15,000
Joe Strauss Campaign $14,500

2008

In the 2008 election, Hopson raised a total of $758,004.[21]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $85,000
Texas 20/20 $80,000
Blue Texas $55,000
Butt, Charles C $25,000
Texas Association Of Realtors $22,775

2006

In the 2006 election, Hopson raised a total of $682,405.[22]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Texas 20/20 PAC $115,000
Texans For Lawsuit Reform $46,000
H-E-B Grocery $37,500
House Democratic Campaign CMTE of Texas $25,571
Texas Association Of Realtors $15,290

2004

In the 2004 election, Hopson raised a total of $403,035.[23]

His six largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign CMTE $22,000
Texas Pharmacy Association $9,560
Texas Medical Association $6,038
Majority PAC of Texas $5,421
Texas 2020 PAC $5,000
Perry, Bob J $5,000

2002

In the 2002 election, Hopson raised a total of $152,462.[24]

His three largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Pharmacy Association $5,500
Huddleston, Albert D $2,500
Ten Donors, Each Donating $1,500 $1,500

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

2011

Chuck Hopson received a grade of D on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 11
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Travis Clardy (R)