Roberto Alonzo

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Roberto Alonzo
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Texas House of Representatives, District 104
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday12/25/1956
Place of birthCrystal City, TX
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Roberto R. Alonzo (b. December 25, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 104. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Alonzo is an Attorney. He has previously served as Assistant Texas Attorney General, Legislative Aide in the Texas Senate, and as a Paralegal for the Texas Rural Legal Aid Clinic/Oficina de la Gente Legal Aid Clinic.

Alonzo is a member of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority Board of Directors, Harry Stone Montessori Parent Teacher Association, Hispanic PAC/USA Board, Knights of Columbus Oak Cliff Council 3593, Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts, Oak Cliff Little League President, Wynnewod North Neighborhood Association, and the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendars
Higher Education
House Administration
Pensions, Vice-chair

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Alonzo served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 180 - Relating to the establishment of a program at the University of North Texas at Dallas to provide financial incentives to certain students who agree to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish in certain public schools.
  • HB 186 - Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development and Hispanic Studies.
  • HB 188 - Relating to the rights of children and the education of parents regarding their duties as parents.
  • HB 248 - Relating to the protection of the rights of Texas voters without regard to race, color, ethnicity, or membership in a language minority group.[2]

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 Roberto Alonzo was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Alonzo ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 104. He was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Alonzo won re-election in District 104. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 104
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Alonzo (D) 7,936 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Alonzo won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 104th District, receiving 16,655 votes without opposition.[6] He raised $153,155 for his campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 104
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert R. Alonzo (D) 16,655 100.00%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Alonzo is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Alonzo raised a total of $559,564 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[8]

Roberto Alonzo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 104 Won $73,650
2010 Texas State House, District 104 Won $93,534
2008 Texas State House, District 104 Won $153,155
2006 Texas State House, District 104 Won $68,240
2004 Texas State House, District 104 Won $80,784
2002 Texas State House, District 104 Won $90,201
Grand Total Raised $559,564

2012

Alonzo won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Alonzo raised a total of $73,650.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roberto Alonzo's campaign in 2012
Texas Optometric Association$5,000
Border Health$5,000
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$3,500
Petty, Roy$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$73,650
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Alonzo won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Alonzo raised a total of $93,534.

2008

Alonzo won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Alonzo raised a total of $153,155.

2006

Alonzo won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Alonzo raised a total of $68,240.

2004

Alonzo won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Alonzo raised a total of $80,784.

2002

Alonzo won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Alonzo raised a total of $90,201.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Texas scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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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.[9] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[10]

  • Legislators are scored on bills which relate to economic freedom, the size and scope of government, and individual liberty.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions, and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
  • Legislators are assigned grades reflecting votes on LGBT issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to taxes and property rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on issues critical to businesses, taxpayers and families.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • The 2013 TLCV scorecard covers a range of votes and issues, including: water, global warming, environmental regulation, clean energy, clean air, good government, oil and gas regulation, and energy efficiency.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature was in its 82nd legislative session from January 11 through May 30. A special session was called for May 31 through June 29.[10]

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions, and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on social issues, economic issues and other issues.
  • The Humane Scorecard assesses support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored based on 56 House votes and 38 Senate votes that offer clear public policy choice.

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 were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Alonzo received a score of 15.9 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Roberto Alonzo received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Alonzo and his wife, Sylvana, have three children.

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