|Texas State House, District 22|
|1999 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||14|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
Deshotel is an attorney, businessman, and has served as a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserves.
He is involved with a number of organizations, including IEA "Ben's Kids," Youth Intervention Program Board of Directors, American Legislative Exchange Council, National Conference of State Legislators, Agriculture Law Committee - State Bar of Texas, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Baptist Hospital System Board of Advisors, and the Conference Planning Committee for the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Deshotel served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Land & Resource Management, Chair|
|• Public Education|
Deshotel served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business & Industry, Chair|
|• Culture, Recreation, & Tourism|
- HB 159 - Relating to unstructured activity requirements for public elementary school students.
- HB 1777 - Relating to a loan program to encourage the use of cleaner hydrogen fuel; providing for the issuance of bonds.
- HB 2461 - Relating to publishing certain images of private property on the Internet; providing a criminal penalty.
- HB 3449 - Relating to establishment of a pilot program to provide financial incentives to students in academically unacceptable public school campuses.
Deshotel ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 22. Deshotel ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Deshotel won re-election unopposed to the 22nd 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.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 22 |
2010 General election results
|Joe Deshotel (D)||16,552||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Deshotel won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 22nd District, defeating Dean Tucker (L). Deshotel received 31,169 votes in the election while Tucker received 1,827 votes. Deshotel raised $103,809 for his campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 22|
|Joe Deshotel (D)||31,169||94.46%|
|Dean Tucker (L)||1,827||5.53%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Deshotel received $127,802 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Deshotel's campaign in 2010|
|Texas Association Of Realtors||$10,000|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||$3,500|
|Texas Construction Association||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$127,802|
Below are Deshotel's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Trepac Texas Assoc of Realtors PAC||$2,500|
|Centex Connection Fund||$2,000|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc||$2,000|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Joe + Deshotel + Texas + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Perry signs HB 5 - The Port Arthur News
- Lawmakers to Negotiate Key Details of Education Bills - Texas Tribune
- Deshotel says less chance of veto following last week's meeting - The Port Arthur News
- Sine Die? Sine Don't! Legislature ends regular session, back in minutes for ... - Austin Chronicle (blog)
- Texas redistricting: How partisan are the districts Rick Perry wants ... - Houston Chronicle (blog)
- Dayton High School honors seniors with awards and scholarships - Your Houston News
- LSC-PA dorm bill headed to governor - The Port Arthur News
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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.
Joe Deshotel received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Joe Deshotel campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Deshotel
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2002, 1998
- Texas State Directory profile
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 22 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Deshotel
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Deshotel
- ↑ Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 22 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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