|Texas State House, District 37|
|1981 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||32|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas, Austin|
|J.D.||University of Texas, Austin|
Oliveira is a partner of the Roerig, Oliveira and Fisher L.L.P. firm in Brownsville and earned a bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Oliveira served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business & Industry, Chair|
|• State Affairs|
Oliveira served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Land & Resource Management, Chair|
|• State Affairs|
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• State Affairs|
|• Ways & Means, Chair|
- HB 1897 - Relating to transportation services provided to aged or disabled clients of certain programs and facilities.
- HB 3418 - Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a student services center at The University of Texas at Brownsville.
- HB 3898 - Relating to the establishment of an Alzheimer's disease registry.
- HB 4608 - Relating to the higher education fund and the allocation and distribution of certain constitutional revenues to The University of Texas at Brownsville.
Oliveira ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 37. Oliveira defeated Alex Dominguez in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives District 37 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Oliveira won re-election unopposed in District 37 in the November 2, 2010 general election. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary as well.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 37 |
2010 General election results
|Rene O. Oliveria (D)||9,640||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Oliveira won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 37th District. Oliveira ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 19,695 votes. Oliveira raised $303,627 for his campaign.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Oliveira received $336,775 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rene Oliveira's campaign in 2010|
|Texas Association Of Realtors||$15,000|
|American Electric Power||$7,500|
|Ryan & Co||$7,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$336,775|
Below are Oliveira's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Energy Future Holdings Corp||$12,500|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$10,000|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc||$7,500|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Rene + Oliveira + Texas + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- House Approves South Texas University Compromise Bill - Texas Tribune
- Valley Unites to Realize Regional Medical School - The Valley Town Crier
- Med school within reach - Valley morning Star
- SPI tax rebate bill passes - Port isabel south padre
- Texas House passes bill to accommodate spaceport launches - Monitor
- Compromise could ensure UT Valley university - San Antonio Express
- Conflicts Emerge as South Texas University Bill Moves - Kamr.com - MyHighPlains
- Med school vote looms - Valley morning Star
- McAllen backs SpaceX plans for Cameron County rocket launch site - Monitor
- Texas Senate OKs bill for Valley UT school - San Antonio Express
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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 are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Rene Oliveira received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Oliveira
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Texas Watchdog
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 37 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Oliveira
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Oliveira
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- ↑ Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 37 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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