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Marva Beck
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Texas House of Representatives, District 57
Former Officeholder
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSan Jacinto High School
Marva Beck (born November 21, 1944 in Centerville, Texas)[1]is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 57th District from 2001 to 2013.



  • San Jacinto High School[2].

Professional experience

  • Rancher, 1971-1998[3]
  • Worked for AT&T.

Political experience

  • Served as county chairman, Leon County Republicans.

Committee assignments


Marva Beck served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


Secure the border

  • Supports pressuring federal government to secure border before any immigration reform is attempted.

Protect private property

  • Opposes excessive and unreasonable regulation.

Pass voter ID

  • Supports ID requirements to vote.

'No' to "ObamaCare"

  • Opposes recent federal health care reform.
  • Supports Attorney General Abbott's effort to overturn the legislation in federal court.
  • Supports postponing and delaying the implementation of recent health care reform in Texas.

A balanced budget with no tax increase

  • Supports spending cuts of up to 5% over a two-year period to close the budget gap.

Support our Second Amendment rights

  • Supports strong Second Amendment rights.

A commitment to life

  • Supports adult stem cell research.
  • Opposes federal funding for abortion.
  • Supports promotion of abortion alternatives.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Beck ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 12. Beck was defeated by Trent Ashby in the May 29 primary election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives District 57 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTrent Ashby 58.1% 11,730
Marva Beck Incumbent 41.9% 8,454
Total Votes 20,184


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Beck won election to the Texas House of Representatives District 57. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Democratic candidate Jim Dunnam and Derek Johnson (L) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 57
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marva Beck (R) 14,391 51.68%
Jim Dunnam (D) 12,743 45.76%
Derek Johson (L) 712 2.55%

Campaign donors


Beck raised a total of $932,400 in 2010. Below are Beck's top five campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[6]

Contributor 2010 total
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $639,477
Associated Republicans of Texas $122,500
Rees-Jones, Trevor D. $35,000
Rowling, Robert $25,000
Perry, Bob $22,500
Conservative Republicans of Texas $5,175


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."[7] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Marva Beck received a grade of B on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Beck was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[8]


Beck and her husband, Mel, had three sons- Rick, James and Trey. Rick was killed in a boating accident his senior year of college. James was killed in a car accident while a senior in high school. Mel died of cancer six months after James' death. Her son, Trey, works in construction in Houston.[2]

Community service and involvement

  • President, Post Oak Resource Conservation and Development program, Southwest Region.
  • President, Post Oak Resource Conservation and Development program,

Texas Association.

  • Secretary, national board, Post Oak Resource Conservation and Development program.
  • President, Master Gardener Association.
  • Founder, Centerville Future Chamber of Commerce.
  • Treasurer, First Methodist Church.[2]

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Dunnam (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 57
Succeeded by
Trent Ashby (R)