|Texas House of Representatives, District 43|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Premont High School|
|Bachelor's||The University of Texas at Austin|
|Master's||The University of Incarnate Word|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Lozano changed his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican in March 2012.
Lozano was raised in Premont, Texas, where he attended public schools K-12. Upon his graduation from Premont High, Lozano chose to attend The University of Texas at Austin, receiving a Bachelor degree in Government. While at UT, Lozano was a member of the University of Texas Mock Trial Team, the Student Association and the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Lozano interned in State Senator Truan's office while a student at UT.
After graduating from UT in 2003, Lozano moved to McAllen, Texas to begin work in the office of U.S. Congressman Ruben Hinojosa. While living in McAllen, Lozano met his wife-to-be: Avelina "Abby" Rodriguez. After they married, the couple moved to San Antonio where both pursued and received their Master's Degrees. Lozano received his Master's in Business Administration from The University of Incarnate Word.
Entering the business world, Lozano began with one Wingstop Restaurant in Kingsville, where he and his family live. He then expanded into a second operation in Alice.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lozano served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy Resources|
|• International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs, Vice-chair|
|• Rules & Resolutions|
Lozano served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Livestock|
|• Energy Resources|
|• Rules & Resolutions|
Lozano's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Creating Jobs
- Excerpt: "Representative Lozano has built, owned and operated successful restaurants throughout our community. He knows first-hand what it takes to build a business and keep people working and out of the unemployment line. Since we elected him to serve us in the State House of Representatives, Texas has ranked #1 in job creation for the nation."
- Energy Independence
- Excerpt: "Barack Obama and Washington, D.C. liberals view the oil and gas industry as the enemy. But for us, it's our livelihood. It's the way we provide for our families."
- Voter ID
- Excerpt: "Representative Lozano authored and fought for a bill that would require a photo on every voter registration card. That's how you fight voter fraud. (Source: Rep. Lozano, 82(R), HFA-CSSB14-Voter Registration Certificate Must Include Photo)."
- Protect Small Business
- Excerpt: "He knows that small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy - both as a small business owner and a representative consistently voting to protect small businesses from over-regulation and higher taxation. That's why he voted to extend a tax cut for 40,000 small businesses."
- 100% Pro-Life
- Excerpt: "Representative Lozano is fervently pro-life and earned the endorsement of the Texas Alliance for Life in recognition of his consistent, pro-life record. To him, there is nothing more important than family and faith."
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 Jose Lozano was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kim Gonzalez was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gonzalez will face Lozano in the general election.
Lozano won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 43. Lozano advanced to the July 31 primary runoff where he defeated Bill T. Willson, II. Lozano defeated Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||J.M. Lozano Incumbent||51.5%||24,074|
|Democratic||Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles||48.5%||22,629|
|Texas House of Representatives District 43 Republican Primary, 2012|
|J.M. Lozano Incumbent||44.4%||3,115|
|Bill T. Willson, II||43.7%||3,071|
|William Willie Vaden||11.9%||837|
Comprehensive donor information for Lozano is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Lozano raised a total of $1,497,058 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.
|J.M. Lozano's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 43||$945,257|
|2010||Texas State House, District 43||$551,801|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,497,058|
2012Lozano won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lozano raised a total of $945,257.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to J.M. Lozano's campaign in 2012|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$214,281|
|Associated Republicans Of Texas||$100,000|
|Perry, Bob J||$75,000|
|Texas Republican Representatives Campaign Cmte||$65,000|
|Lozano, Jose (J M)||$50,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$945,257|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Lozano won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Lozano raised a total of $551,801.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to J.M. Lozano's campaign in 2010|
|Texans For Insurance Reform||$126,362|
|Total Raised in 2010||$551,801|
|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.
Lozano received a score of 32.9 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
J.M. Lazano received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Lozano and his wife, Abby, have two children, Penelope, three, and J.M. III, one-and-a-half year old. They live in Kingsville, Texas.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "J.M. + Lozano + Texas + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- J.M. Lozano Texas House member page
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Kingsville Record and Bishop News, "Meet State Rep.-elect J.M. Lozano and family," April 11, 2010
- votesmart.org "Representative Jose M. Lozano's Biography"
- Campaign website, Issues
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- The Monitor, "Rios Ybarra knocked out of House 43 seat," March 3, 2010
- Follow the Money, "Lozano, J.M.," accessed July 23, 2013
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
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