|Texas State House, District 109|
|1993 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||20|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
Giddings is Founder and President of Multiplex, Incorporated. She is involved with a number of organizations, including the African-American Museum Annual Ball, African-American Political Congress, American Red Cross - Dallas Chapter, Benefit for Dallas Women's Council, Casa De Los Amigos, Community Resource Trust, and Consumer Credit Counseling Services.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Giddings served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• State Affairs, Vice-chair|
Giddings served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business & Industry|
- HB 519 - Relating to the establishment of a school of pharmacy in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System.
- HB 1622 - Relating to a grant program to provide children at risk of hunger or obesity with increased access to nutritious foods.
- HB 1944 - Relating to actions required to be taken by the Texas Education Agency and a school district when the district fails to file its annual audit report in a timely manner.
- HB 2127 - Relating to regulations regarding the sale of plastic bulk merchandise containers; providing a criminal penalty.
Giddings won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 109. Giddings was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated Dexter Jackson (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 109, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Helen Giddings Incumbent||93.6%||53,982|
Giddings won re-election in District 109. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 109 |
2010 General election results
|Helen Giddings (D)||34,911||98.98%|
On November 4, 2008, Giddings won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 109th District, receiving 59,472 votes ahead of Libertarian Kevin Jackson (3,692). She raised $177,894 for her campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 109|
|Helen Giddings (D)||59,472||94.15%|
|Kevin Jackson (L)||3,692||5.84%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Giddings received $124,473 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Helen Giddings's campaign in 2010|
|Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson||$5,000|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||$3,000|
|Independent Insurance Agents Of Texas||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$124,473|
Giddings raised $177,894 in 2008. Her top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.
|Texas Medical Assoc||$6,033|
|Border Health PAC||$5,000|
|Linebarger Heard Goggan Blair Graham Pena & Sampson||$5,000|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc||$3,000|
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 are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Helen Giddings received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Helen Giddings' campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Giddings
- [*Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 109 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Giddings
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Giddings
- ↑ Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 109 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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