|Texas State House, District 103|
|2005 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
Anchia is an Attorney with Haynes and Boone, LLP. He has worked as an Attorney for Patton Boggs LLP, as a guest lecturer at Saint Mary's University School of Law, Adjunct Professor at Texas Technical University Law School, and visiting Professor at Tulane University School of Law.
Anchia is a member of Catholic Campus Community - Southern Methodist University, Dallas Assembly, Leadership Dallas Alumni Association, Oak Cliff Lions Club, Southern Methodist University Clements Center on Southwest Studies, and Chair of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
In August 2012, Anchia was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Anchia served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs, Chair|
|• Urban Affairs|
Anchia served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Land & Resource Management|
|• Pensions, Investments & Financial Services, Vice-chair|
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Local & Consent Calendars|
|• Pensions, Investments & Financial Services, Vice-chair|
- HB 278 - Relating to energy demand and incentives for distributed renewable generation.
- HB 280 - Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs and demand reduction targets; creating an office of energy efficiency deployment in the state energy conservation office.
- HB 283 - Relating to prohibited deceptive election practices; providing a criminal penalty.
- HB 535 - Relating to the provision of a preference in state purchasing decisions for vendors that provide health benefits to employees.
Renewable energy subsidies
On January 25, 2013, Anchia filed House Bill 723, which would amend Texas's energy goals to include 1,500 megawatts of non-wind renewable energy by 2022. Advocates of solar power advocated for the "non-wind" requirement. However, Bill Peacock of the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation criticized HB 723 as an expansion of Texas's government support for renewable energy when "There has never been a better time than now to end renewable energy subsidies." As of February 26, 2013, HB 723 had not yet been referred to a committee.
Anchia ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 103. The primary election took place on May 29, 2012 and he was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Anchia won re-election in District 103. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 103 |
2010 General election results
|Rafael Anchia (D)||7,626||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Anchia won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 103rd District, receiving 14,825 votes ahead of Libertarian David Mason (1,963). He raised $153,155 for his campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 103|
|Rafael Anchia (D)||14,825||88.30%|
|David R. Mason (L)||1,963||11.69%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Anchia received $297,674 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rafael Anchia's campaign in 2010|
|Dunning, Thomas M||$5,500|
|Bickel & Brewer||$5,000|
|Butt, Charles C||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$297,674|
Anchia raised $282,890 in 2008. His top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.
|Border Health PAC||$10,000|
|Royce West Campaign Cmte||$9,625|
|Energy Future Holdings Corp||$5,000|
|Bickel & Brewer LLP||$5,000|
|Charles C Butt||$5,000|
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.
Rafael Anchia received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Rafael Anchia's campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Anchia
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 103 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Mexican American Legislative Caucus profile
- Rafael Anchia on Facebook
- Rafael Anchia on Twitter
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Anchia
- ↑ San Francisco Chronicle "20 Latino political rising stars of 2012 (with PHOTO GALLERY)," August 25, 2012
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Anchia
- ↑ Kate Galbraith, Texas Tribune, "Clean Energy Faces Hurdles in Legislature," February 14, 2013
- ↑ Bill Peacock, Texas Public Policy Foundation, "Thinking Economically: Texas' New Wind Record and Renewable Energy Subsidies," February 15, 2013
- ↑ BBill information for HB 723, accessed February 26, 2013
- ↑ Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 103 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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