Eddie Lucio

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Eddie Lucio
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Texas State Senate, District 27
Incumbent
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1991
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas Pan American
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 20, 1946
Place of birthBrownsville, TX
ProfessionPharmacy
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Eduardo A. "Eddie" Lucio, Jr. (b. January 20, 1946) is a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.[1]

Lucio served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1986 to 1990.

Biography

Lucio graduated with a B.S. from the University of Texas Pan American.

In addition to being a senator, Lucio is also President/Chief Executive Officer of Rio Shelters, Incorporated. Prior to this position, he was also advertising executive. Lucio has also served as the Cameron County Commissioner from 1979 to 1982 and also held the position of Cameron County Treasurer in 1970.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Business & Commerce
Education, Vice-chair
Finance
State Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lucio served on the following Texas Senate committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Lucio ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 27. Lucio ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Lucio won re-election to the 27th District Seat in the Texas State Senate.[3]

Lucio raised $401,564 for his campaign.[4]

Texas State Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eddie Lucio (D) 111,596 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lucio is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Lucio raised a total of $2,890,245 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[5]

Eddie Lucio's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 27 Won $569,539
2010 Texas State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $502,166
2008 Texas State Senate, District 27 Won $401,564
2006 Texas State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $347,559
2004 Texas State Senate, District 27 Won $274,028
2002 Texas State Senate, District 27 Won $419,633
2000 Texas State Senate, District 27 Won $375,756
Grand Total Raised $2,890,245

2012

Lucio won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lucio raised a total of $569,539.
Texas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eddie Lucio's campaign in 2012
Perry, Bob J$52,500
Border Health$37,500
Perry, Doylene$32,500
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$22,500
Texas Association Of Realtors$22,500
Total Raised in 2012$569,539
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lucio was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Lucio raised a total of $502,166.

2008

Lucio won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Lucio raised a total of $401,564.

2006

Lucio was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Lucio raised a total of $347,559.

2004

Lucio won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Lucio raised a total of $274,028.

2002

Lucio won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Lucio raised a total of $419,633.

2000

Lucio won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Lucio raised a total of $375,756.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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.[6] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[7]

  • 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.[7]

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

2013

Lucio received a score of 37.2 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Eddie Lucio received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Lucio and his wife, Minnie, have two children: Lynda Anne and Eddie.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas Senate District 27
1991-present
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