|Texas State House, District 52|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas at Austin|
|J.D.||Texas State University|
- B.A., Government, University of Texas at Austin, class of 1993.
- Gonzales is 30 hours into his Master's in Public Administration at Texas State University, class of 2011.
- Owner, graphic design and communications company.
- Assistant vice chancellor, Governmental Relations, Texas State University System.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gonzales served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Local & Consent Calendars|
Gonzales served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Border & Intergovernmental Affairs|
|• County Affairs|
- Opposes increased government regulation.
Invest in education
- Supports increased investment in k-12 education, as well as all levels of higher education as well as career and technical training.
- Supports limited government spending.
Private property rights
- Opposes current levels of property taxes.
- Believes strong private property rights are best solution to environmental concerns.
- Opposes increasing federal interference in Texas.
- Opposes partial-birth abortion.
- Supports state funding for the Alternatives to Abortion fun.
- Opposes gay marriage.
- Opposes embryonic stem cell research, supporting research using adult stem cells in is place.
- Opposes human cloning.
2nd Amendment rights
- Supports strong gun rights.
- Supports photo ID legislation.
- Supports free IDs for those who cannot afford them.
Immigration and border security
- Supports strong, well-equipped border defense.
- Opposes transportation tax fund diversions.
- Supports limiting government duties to, "a few essential things," such as public and higher education, public safety and highways.
- Supports increased government transparency.
Gonzales won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 52. Gonzales ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Lillian Martinez Simmons (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Texas House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012 Party Candidate Vote % Votes Republican Larry Gonzales Incumbent 70.3% 31,991 Libertarian Lillian Martinez Simmons 29.7% 13,526 Total Votes 45,517
Gonzales won election to the Texas House of Representatives, District 52. He defeated John Gordon in the April 13 Republican primary runoff and and then defeated incumbent Democratic candidate Diana Maldonado and Charles McCoy (L) in the November 2 general election.
Texas House of Representatives, District 52
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent Larry Gonzales (R) 25,430 57.44% Diana Maldonado (D) 16,823 38% Charles McCoy (L) 2,012 4.54%
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Gonzales raised a total of $1,208,465 in 2010. Below are his top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
Contributor 2010 total Texans for Lawsuit Reform $308,353 Perry, Bob J $160,000 Associated Republicans of Texas $148,000 Perry, Doylene $145,000 Republican Party of Texas $50,000
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.
Larry Gonzales received a grade of D on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Gonzles and his wife, Marie, have lived in Round Rock since for 14 years. They have two children, aged 8 and 10.
Community service and involvement
- Member, Government Affairs Committee, Round Rock Chamber of Commerce.
- Certified mediator.
- Texas House member page
- Official Campaign website
- Official Facebook Page
- Candidate Twitter Page
- Larry Gonzales YouTube Channel
- Texas House GOP YouTube Channel
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Contributions, Follow the Money
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Community Impact Newspaper, Vote '10 Q&A
- Texas Tribune Profile
Political offices Preceded by
Diana Maldonado (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 52