Rob Eissler

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Rob Eissler
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Texas House of Representatives, District 15
Former Officeholder
In office
2003 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2002
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Rob Eissler is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 15 from 2003 to 2013.

Eissler currently serves as President of Eissler and Associates. He is also a Junior Achievement Teacher at Knox Junior High and The Woodlands High School.

Eissler served as a Carrier-Based Attack Pilot in United States Navy, is a member of the Woodlands United Methodist Church, Board Member of the South Montgomery Young Men's Christian Association, and President of Woodlands Rotary Club.[1]


He received a B.A. in Architecture from Princeton University, and served as a carrier-based attack pilot on the USS John F. Kennedy in the United States Navy.

Committee assignments


Rob Eissler served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:




  • HB 3 - Relating to public school accountability, curriculum, and promotion requirements.
  • HB 525 - Relating to certain standards for group-administered achievement tests used by school districts.
  • HB 2262 - Relating to a requirement under the public school financial accountability rating system that a school district spend a specified percentage of district operating funds for instructional purposes.
  • HB 3916 - Relating to an alcohol awareness component of the health curriculum used in public schools.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Eissler ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 15. Eissler was defeated by Steve Toth in the May 29 primary election.[3]

Texas House of Representatives District 15 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Toth 56.5% 9,630
Rob Eissler Incumbent 43.5% 7,420
Total Votes 17,050


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Eissler won re-election for the 15th District seat in the November 2, 2010 general election, defeating Libertarian Samuel Calkin.[4]

In the March 2 primary election, Eissler defeated his Republican primary opponent Rob Thomas by a margin of 11,928-5,034.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 15
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rob Eissler (R) 52,550 90.45%
Samuel Calkin (L) 5,546 9.54%


On November 4, 2008, Eissler won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 15th District. Eissler ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 69,661 votes.[6] Eissler raised $323,196 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors


Eissler raised a total of $384,667 in 2010. Below are Eissler's top five campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[8]

Contributor 2010 total
H R Perot Jr $25,000
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld $12,509
Texas State Teachers Association $10,000
Chickasaw Nation $6,500
Texas Association of Realtors $6,092


Below are Eissler's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Charles C Butt $17,500
Linda Eissler $17,107
Texas Classroom Teachers Assoc $15,000
James Mansour $5,000
Larry Kellner $5,000


Below are Eissler's top five campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[10]

Contributor 2006 total
Texas Association of Realtors $6,026
Licensed Beverage Distributors $5,500
Akin, Strauss, Gump, Haur and Feld $5,000
Farmers Insurance Group $3,000
Linebarger, Heard, Goggan, Blair, Graham, Pena, and Sampson $3,000

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Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

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."[11] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Rob Eissler received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.


Eissler and his wife Linda have three adult children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 15
Succeeded by
Steve Toth (R)