John Davis (Texas)

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John Davis
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Texas House of Representatives, District 129
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John E. Davis is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 129. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

Davis earned his B.B.A. from Baylor University, B.A. from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, and B.S. from the University of Houston. He has worked as a manufacturing representative and a roofing contractor.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic & Small Business Development, Chair
Public Education

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Davis served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Davis served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 620 - Relating to behavioral health services for children and establishment of the Children's Behavioral Health Council.
  • HB 1246 - Relating to the provision of a preference in certain governmental purchasing decisions for vendors or contractors that provide health care benefits or equivalent health savings benefits to employees.
  • HB 1821 - Relating to requiring a voter to be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party's primary election or otherwise participate in that party's affairs.
  • HB 1855 - Relating to physical activity requirements for students in public schools.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Davis ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 129. Davis defeated Mary Huls in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Texas House of Representatives District 129 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Davis Incumbent 77.5% 8,466
Mary Huls 22.5% 2,463
Total Votes 10,929

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Davis won re-election in District 129. He defeated Mary Huls in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 129
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Davis (R) 31,526 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 129th District, receiving 33,462 votes ahead of Democrat Sherrie Matula (23,722).[3] He raised $499,972 for his campaign; Matula raised $475,992.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 129
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Davis (R) 33,462 58.51%
Sherrie L. Matula (D) 23,722 41.48%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $1,784,512 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[5]

John Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 129 Won $223,936
2010 Texas State House, District 129 Won $259,876
2008 Texas State House, District 129 Won $499,972
2006 Texas State House, District 129 Won $292,322
2004 Texas State House, District 129 Won $102,109
2002 Texas State House, District 129 Won $71,511
2000 Texas State House, District 129 Won $113,350
1998 Texas State House, District 129 Won $221,436
Grand Total Raised $1,784,512

2012

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $223,936.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Davis's campaign in 2012
Texas House Leadership Fund$10,000
Texas Medical Association$5,033
Mewbourne, Curtis W$5,000
Waste Control Solutions$5,000
Butt, Charles (Mr)$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$223,936
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $259,876.

2008

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $499,972.

2006

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $292,322.

2004

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $102,109.

2002

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $71,511.

2000

Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $113,350.

1998

Davis won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $221,436.

Scorecards

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

2013

Davis received a score of 29.7 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

John Davis received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

See also

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Political offices
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Texas House District 129
1999–present
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