Dennis Bonnen

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Dennis Bonnen
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Texas House of Representatives, District 25
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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Campaign website
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Dennis Bonnen is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Bonnen is a graduate of Saint Edwards University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Bonnen has worked as a General Manager for Master Data Systems, Legislative Analyst for CAN Manufacturers Institute, and as a small business owner.

He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Alvin Chamber of Commerce, Angleton Chamber of Commerce, Angleton Exchange Club, BACH, Boy & Girl Scouts of America, Brazoria Heritage Foundation, Brazosport Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement Board of Directors, Pearland Chamber of Commerce, Pearland Exchange Club, SFA 500, and Varner-Hogg Guardians Board.[1]

Bonnen's previous political experience includes working as an advance team member on the Dole for President Campaign in 1995, and as Sergeant-at-Arms for the Texas State House of Representatives in 1993.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources
Special Purpose Districts, Chair
Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Ed Governance, Excellence & Transparency, Vice Chair

2011-2012

During the 2012 legislative session, Bonnen served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 267 - Relating to the interstate purchase of certain firearms.
  • HB 1189 - Relating to a program for the recycling of electronic equipment of consumers in this state; providing administrative penalties.
  • HB 1946 - Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 64; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
  • HB 3553 - Relating to reporting by a registered lobbyist of persons compensating the lobbyist for political services provided by the lobbyist.[2]

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 Dennis Bonnen was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election. Libertarian Randall Lee Goodson withdrew from the race in January 2014.[3][4][5][6]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bonnen ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 25. Bonnen ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bonnen won re-election unopposed to the 25th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the March 2nd primary, and he had no opponent in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 25
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Bonnen (R) 25,368 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bonnen won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 25th District, defeating Richard Cole (L). Bonnen received 33,404 votes in the election while Cole received 5,454 votes.[10] Bonnen raised $245,999 for his campaign.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 25
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Bonnen (R) 33,404 85.96%
Richard Cole (L) 5,454 14.03%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bonnen is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Bonnen raised a total of $1,543,486 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[12]

Dennis Bonnen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 25 Won $239,899
2010 Texas State House, District 25 Won $220,526
2008 Texas State House, District 25 Won $245,999
2006 Texas State House, District 25 Won $197,383
2004 Texas State House, District 25 Won $278,980
2002 Texas State House, District 25 Won $114,129
2000 Texas State House, District 25 Won $174,958
1998 Texas State House, District 25 Won $71,612
Grand Total Raised $1,543,486

2012

Bonnen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bonnen raised a total of $239,899.

2010

Bonnen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bonnen raised a total of $220,526.

2008

Bonnen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Bonnen raised a total of $245,999.

2006

Bonnen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Bonnen raised a total of $197,383.

2004

Bonnen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Bonnen raised a total of $278,980.

2002

Bonnen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Bonnen raised a total of $114,129.

2000

Bonnen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Bonnen raised a total of $174,958.

1998

Bonnen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Bonnen raised a total of $71,612.

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

2013

Bonnen received a score of 60 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of A that Bonnen received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Dennis Bonnen received a grade of A on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Bonnen 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."[14]

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Political offices
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Texas House District 25
1997–present
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