|Texas House of Representatives, District 57|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|High school||San Jacinto High School|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 External links
- 9 References
- San Jacinto High School.
- Rancher, 1971-1998
- Worked for AT&T.
- Served as county chairman, Leon County Republicans.
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.
|Texas House of Representatives District 57 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Marva Beck Incumbent||41.9%||8,454|
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.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 57 |
2010 General election results
|Marva Beck (R)||14,391||51.68%|
|Jim Dunnam (D)||12,743||45.76%|
|Derek Johson (L)||712||2.55%|
Beck raised a total of $932,400 in 2010. Below are Beck's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$639,477|
|Associated Republicans of Texas||$122,500|
|Rees-Jones, Trevor D.||$35,000|
|Conservative Republicans of Texas||$5,175|
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.
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."
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.
Community service and involvement
- President, Post Oak Resource Conservation and Development program, Southwest Region.
- President, Post Oak Resource Conservation and Development program,
- Secretary, national board, Post Oak Resource Conservation and Development program.
- President, Master Gardener Association.
- Founder, Centerville Future Chamber of Commerce.
- Treasurer, First Methodist Church.
- Texas House member page
- Official Campaign website
- Official Facebook Page
- Candidate Twitter Page
- http://www.youtube.com/marvabeckfortexas Marva Beck YouTube Channel]
- Texas House GOP YouTube Channel
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Contributions, Follow the Money
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Texas Tribune Profile
- Marva Beck Facebook profile
- Marva Beck campaign site
- Biography of Marva Beck (dead link)
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 24, 2014
- Official Texas Election Results (timed out)
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
- Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Advocates
Jim Dunnam (D)
|Texas House of Representatives District 57
| Succeeded by|
Trent Ashby (R)