|Texas State House, District 107|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
- JD, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
- BA in Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington
- US Marine Corps
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sheets served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Homeland Security & Public Safety|
|• Local & Consent Calendars|
Sheets served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
Strengthening Texas’s Economy and Helping Job Growth
Excerpt:"Small businesses are, and always have been, the engine of economic growth for our nation. We must ensure that all levels of government are encouraging and creating the right fiscal environment for small businesses to develop and expand. I will work to lessen the tax, regulatory, and legal burdens placed on our small businesses so they can focus on what they do best – improving operations, expanding sales, and driving our workforce."
Balancing Budgets by Cutting Spending
Excerpt:"Every day around the state of Texas, families make difficult choices about what they can afford and what they cannot. Growing up in a large family taught me first hand that you have to work hard, take on personal responsibility, and make your own way.
As a State Representative, I will use that common-sense principal when considering state spending. If a program has become obsolete, duplicative, or isn’t a critical priority, then it should be cut. It will be a top priority of mine to ensure our families and small businesses are keeping more of what they earn so they can make decisions about their lives and futures, instead of handing more of their money over to fund government programs."
Securing Our Border and Targeting Criminal Illegal Aliens
Excerpt:"True national security means controlling our borders and protecting the interior of our country. I will strongly support programs to help local and federal law enforcement work together to target, apprehend, and deport criminal illegal aliens like drug traffickers and human smugglers, and work to shut down their money laundering operations."
Expanding Energy Development in Texas
Excerpt:"America can be a global leader in energy development and Texans can help show the rest of our country the way. We should allow for the expansion of new nuclear and natural gas power to help improve base load capacity for our state. This will help reduce rates for families, create new jobs, and cut emissions to help our environment."
Improving Education and Accountability
Excerpt:"Texas’s dropout rate is simply unacceptable and DISD mismanagement has only made the problem worse. I will fight for stronger accountability of school administrators and teachers but I will also work to ensure more dollars are getting to our classrooms so our teachers have all the resources needed to produce top level students."
Supporting Pro-Life and Pro-Traditional Marriage Policies
Excerpt:"I believe life begins at conception and government policies should protect that innocent life. I also believe the definition of marriage should always remain as the union between one man and one woman."
Sheets won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 114. Sheets was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated Robert Miklos (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 107, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kenneth Sheets Incumbent||50.8%||25,868|
Sheets won election to Texas House of Representatives District 107. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Democratic candidate Allen Vaught and Brandon Parsons (L) in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 107 |
2010 General election results
|Kenneth Sheets (R)||16,226||51.36%|
|Allen Vaught (D)||14,638||46.48%|
|Brandon Parsons (L)||678||2.14%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Sheets received $535,141 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kenneth Sheets's campaign in 2010|
|Art Campaign Fund||$125,000|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$108,120|
|Conservative Republicans Of Texas||$30,718|
|Rees-Jones, Trevor D||$25,000|
|Perry, Bob J||$25,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$535,141|
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.
Kenneth Sheets received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Sheets was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."
Sheets has a wife, Michel.
- Official Campaign website
- Official Facebook Page
- Candidate Twitter Page
- Texas House GOP YouTube Channel
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Contributions, Follow the Money
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Texas Tribune Profile
- Imagine Election Profile
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kenneth Sheets Campaign Site
- ↑ Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State Election History
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- ↑ Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Champions
Allen Vaught (D)
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