|Texas House of Representatives, District 137|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Sharpstown High School|
Growing up, Gene attended Ed White Elementary and Fondren Middle School on South Braeswood in Houston. After high school, he went on to Texas A&M University, where he graduated with a bachelor in science degree. Gene Wu went on to the LBJ School for Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. During his time there, Gene was awarded with a fellowship at the Texas Workforce Commission to improve community college and technical school standards. 
Wu's professional experience includes working as a felony prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney's Office in Houston, Texas, where he is a prosecutor in the 315th Juvenile Court of Judge Michael Schneider, Jr.
After his graduation from the University of Texas with a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Gene became the Chief Clerk for the House Higher Education Committee for the Texas Legislature. Gene continued his education at South Texas College of Law. He then joined the Harris County District Attorney’s office.
Gene is currently the President of the Houston 80-20 Political Action Committee and a Board member for OCA Greater Houston. He has been a mentor and teacher for adults in the Skills for Living program, and regularly tutors at-risk youth at Sharpstown High School. For the past five years, Gene has been a volunteer and trainer for Neighborhood Centers Inc. In that capacity, he conducts monthly workshops where he helps people become United States citizens.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wu served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy Resources|
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 Gene Wu is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Morad Fiki is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Wu ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 137. Wu advanced to the June 31 primary runoff where he defeated Jamaal R. Smith. Wu defeated M.J. Khan (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 137, General Election, 2012|
|Texas House of Representatives District 137 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Gene Wu (advanced to runoff)||43.1%||773|
|Jamaal R. Smith (advanced to runoff)||24.1%||431|
|Joseph Carlos Madden||21.8%||391|
Comprehensive donor information for Wu is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wu raised a total of $306,315 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.
|Gene Wu's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 137||$306,315|
|Grand Total Raised||$306,315|
2012Wu won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wu raised a total of $306,315.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gene Wu's campaign in 2012|
|Texas Assocation Of Realtors||$15,054|
|Law Offices Of Zhengyi Wu PC||$12,425|
|Texans For Insurance Reform||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$306,315|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.
Wu received a score of 14 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Wu's father migrated to the United States from Guangzhou, China, and became a lawyer for the immigrant community.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Gene + Wu + Texas + House of Representatives"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Texas Leadership Forum filling up - Odessa American
- Texas A&M hosts appreciation reception for greater Houston legislators - Your Houston News
- Filing deadline today - Houston Chronicle (blog)
- Texas House of Representatives Office Website
- Gene Wu on Facebook
- Gene Wu on Twitter
- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- "Gene Wu Facebook". http://www.facebook.com/votewu/info. Retrieved on 22 March 2012.
- "Directory of Criminal Courts". Ray Moses. http://stclguns.homestead.com/HarrisCountyCourts.html. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
- Wu, Gene. "Attorney". State Bar of Texas Membership. State Bar of Texas. http://www.texasbar.com/am/template.cfm?section=Find_a_Lawyer&Template=/Customsource/MemberDirectory/MemberDirectoryDetail.cfm&contactid=297387. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
- Wu, Gene. "President". Houston 80-20. http://houston8020.org/Article2.html. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
- Wu, Gene. "Secretary". OCA Greater Houston. http://www.ocahouston.org/docs/4a/Summer%202011%20web.pdf. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
- Wu, Gene. "Attorney". http://www.facebook.com/votewu/info. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
- Wu, Gene. "Attorney". Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/votewu/info. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
- Texas Secretary of State, 2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County, accessed December 14, 2013
- Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Wu, Eugene (Gene)," accessed August 15, 2013
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- "US-Chinese descent to run". guojijunshi. http://guojijunshi.com/us-chinese-descent-to-run-for-texas-members-concerned-about-the-economic-education-community-safety-issues/. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
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