Matt Krause

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Matt Krause
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Texas House of Representatives, District 93
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birthTyler, TX
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Matt Krause is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 93. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
County Affairs
Special Purpose Districts

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Krause's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

State Budget

  • Excerpt: "Texas politicians can no longer use the same budgetary gimmicks that we so often deride in our leaders in Washington D.C. Unfortunately, the 82nd Legislature “balanced the budget” by using those gimmicks. We need to put Texas on sound fiscal footing by requiring a zero-based budget so that each department and program has to justify its use every biennium."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I oppose all efforts to implement an income tax here in the Lone Star State. I will also seek to substantially reduce if not eliminate the Margins Tax which places a heavy burden on our most vital and effective job creators: small businesses and entrepreneurs."

Sanctity Of Life

  • Excerpt: "I believe that life begins at conception and that life should be protected with the full force of law. We must respect life from conception to natural death."

Education

  • Excerpt: "As Texans we understand that without properly educating our children, the future prosperity of the state is in jeopardy. That means that funding for education should go to those who need it most – teachers and students in the classroom. I also believe that we should continue to pursue alternate means of educating our children such as charter schools and online learning."

Illegal Immigration

  • Excerpt: "I believe it is the right and responsibility of Texas to secure its own borders if the federal government does not hold up its end of the responsibility. I also feel that sanctuary cities should not be allowed to sit idly by and ignore the will of the people and the rule of law. There is certainly a detrimental economic effect that comes with illegal immigration, and if Texas is to get its fiscal house in order, stopping the flow of illegal immigration has to be a part of that solution."

2012

Krause's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

State Budget

  • Excerpt: "Texas politicians can no longer use the same budgetary gimmicks that we so often deride in our leaders in Washington D.C. Unfortunately, the 82nd Legislature “balanced the budget” by using those gimmicks. We need to put Texas on sound fiscal footing by requiring a zero-based budget so that each department and program has to justify its use every biennium."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I oppose all efforts to implement an income tax here in the Lone Star State. I will also seek to substantially reduce if not eliminate the Margins Tax which places a heavy burden on our most vital and effective job creators: small businesses and entrepreneurs."

Sanctity of Life

  • Excerpt: "I believe that life begins at conception and that life should be protected with the full force of law. We must respect life from conception to natural death."

Education

  • Excerpt: "As Texans we understand that without properly educating our children, the future prosperity of the state is in jeopardy. That means that funding for education should go to those who need it most – teachers and students in the classroom. I also believe that we should continue to pursue alternate means of educating our children such as charter schools and online learning."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Matt Krause was unopposed in the Republican primary. Krause is unopposed in the general election. Jeff Owens (L) was removed from the ballot before the election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Krause won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 93. Krause defeated Patricia Pat Carlson and incumbent Barbara Nash in the May 29 primary election and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 93, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Krause 58.9% 29,527
     Democratic Shane Hardin 37.5% 18,797
     Libertarian Bruce Beckham 3.5% 1,768
Total Votes 50,092
Texas House of Representatives District 93 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Krause 50.7% 3,098
Barbara Nash Incumbent 37.6% 2,298
Patricia Pat Carlson 11.7% 715
Total Votes 6,111

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Krause ran in the 2010 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 99. He was defeated by incumbent Charlie Geren in the March 2 GOP primary election.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Krause is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Krause raised a total of $185,090 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[6]

Matt Krause's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 93 Won $155,624
2010 Texas State House, District 99 Defeated $29,466
Grand Total Raised $185,090

2012

Krause won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Krause raised a total of $155,624.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matt Krause's campaign in 2012
Olcutt, Mike$8,500
Sandefer, Jeff Davis$5,000
Hill Co Partners$5,000
Perry, Bob J$5,000
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$155,624
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Krause lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Krause raised a total of $29,466.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the Texas State Legislature was in its 83rd legislative session from January 8 through May 27. Thirty minutes after the regular session ended, Governor Rick Perry called legislators back for a special session starting that evening.[7] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[8]

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  • Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
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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 were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Krause received a score of 100 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Krause and his wife, Jennie, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Barbara Nash (R)
Texas House District 93
2013–present
Succeeded by
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