Roland Gutierrez

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Roland Gutierrez
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Texas House of Representatives, District 119
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedMay 2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas-San Antonio
J.D.St. Mary's University School of Law
Personal
Birthday09/01/1970
Place of birthSan Antonio, TX
Websites
Office website
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Roland Gutierrez (b. September 1, 1970) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 119. He was first elected to the chamber a special election in May 2008.

Biography

Gutierrez, an attorney, earned his J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law, and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas, San Antonio. He is a Parishioner with Mission San José.[1]

Prior to his election he served on the San Antonio City Council from 2005-2008.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Pensions

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roland Gutierrez served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Roland Gutierrez served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 863 - Relating to the hours of sale for liquor.
  • HB 1289 - Relating to the tax imposed on certain tobacco products.
  • HB 4741 - Relating to the creation of three additional county courts at law in Bexar County.[2]

Campaign themes

2012

Gutierrez's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • 1. Elect State Insurance Commissioner - "Changing from an appointed to an elected state insurance commissioner could help inject accountability into the system and give Texans more leverage over continuing rate hikes by the major insurance corporations."
  • 2. Repeal Texas Blue Laws - "Texas needs to modernize its economy to bring in revenue and safeguard vital services. One way is to level the playing field for small businesses by repealing current state laws that prohibit Sunday sales of alcohol in retail outlets but allow beer and wine sales in bars and restaurants."
  • 3. Generate Millions By Closing Loophole - "close the longstanding loophole in the state's excise tax that calculates some tobacco products' tax liability according to price instead of weight. HB 1289 closes that loophole - and bring in an estimates $100 million in additional revenue for Texas."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took 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 was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Roland Gutierrez was unopposed in the Democratic primary election and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gutierrez won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 119. Gutierrez was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated Anna Campos (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 119, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoland Gutierrez Incumbent 61.9% 25,130
     Republican Anna Campos 38.1% 15,473
Total Votes 40,603

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gutierrez won re-election in District 119. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Michael Holdman in the November 2 general election.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 119
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rolando Gutierrez (D) 13,390 61.38%
Michael Holdman (R) 8,422 38.61%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gutierrez won election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 119th District, receiving 29,867 votes without opposition.[6] He raised $149,816 for his campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 119
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roland Gutierrez (D) 29,867 100.00%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gutierrez is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Gutierrez raised a total of $505,856 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[8]

Roland Gutierrez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 119 Won $189,907
2010 Texas State House, District 119 Won $166,133
2008 Texas State House, District 119 Won $149,816
Grand Total Raised $505,856

2012

Gutierrez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gutierrez raised a total of $189,907.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roland Gutierrez's campaign in 2012
Watts Guerra & Craft$15,000
Watts Guerra Craft LLP$15,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$7,557
Rodriguez, Marc A$5,119
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$189,907
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gutierrez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gutierrez raised a total of $166,133.

2008

Gutierrez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Gutierrez raised a total of $149,816.

Scorecards

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

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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.

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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.
  • Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Concerned Women for America of Texas: Legislative Scorecard for the 83rd session.

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.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Legislators are scored based on consumer-related bills.

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

Gutierrez received a score of 19.6 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Roland Gutierrez received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Gutierrez and his wife, Sarah, have two children.

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