|Texas House of Representatives, District 74|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas|
|J.D.||St. Mary's University|
Nevarez earned his bachelor's in Government from the University of Texas. He then received his J.D. from St. Mary's University. He currently works as an attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nevarez served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Culture, Recreation, & Tourism|
|• International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs|
|• Rules & Resolutions|
Nevarez stated the following in a submission to Ballotpedia: "We hope to lead our District in education, not just at the primary and secondary levels but in higher education. Our communities require that university be an attainable and a ready goal for our kids. We want our district to continue to be a leader in the energy industry. We hope to contribute positively for our citizens to the ever-growing debate over water... House District 74 is the largest House district in the country. Twelve counties with the two of the largest counties, geographically, in the country. It is as diverse as it is big. 74 is almost mythical in its grandeur. We will work hard to represent it well."
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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Alfonso "Poncho" Nevárez was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.
Nevarez won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 74. Nevarez defeated Robert Garza and Efrain Valdez in the May 29 primary election and defeated Thomas C. Kincaid (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 74, General Election, 2012|
|Texas House of Representatives District 74 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Nevarez is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Nevarez raised a total of $282,193 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.
|Poncho Nevarez's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 74||$282,193|
|Grand Total Raised||$282,193|
2012Nevarez won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nevarez raised a total of $282,193.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Poncho Nevarez's campaign in 2012|
|Nevarez Jr, Alfonso (Poncho)||$33,000|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||$30,338|
|Nevarez Law Group PC||$13,000|
|Texas State Teachers Association||$11,000|
|Chapa Law Group PC||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$282,193|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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.
Nevarez received a score of 20.6 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
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- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County," accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Nevarez, Poncho," accessed August 14, 2013
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