Ron Reynolds

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Ron Reynolds
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Texas House of Representatives, District 27
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ron Reynolds is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Reynolds attended Texas Southern University and received a B.S. degree in Public Affairs, "magna cum laude." He received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech Univ. School of Law.

Reynolds is the first African American elected as State Representative in Fort Bend County since Reconstruction. He represents parts of Houston, Missouri City, Sugar Land, Stafford, Fresno, Arcola, Richmond and Rosenberg.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Regulation
Technology

2011-2012

Reynolds served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Ron Reynolds was unopposed in the Democratic primary. David Hamilton was unopposed in the Republican primary. Reynolds will face Hamilton in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Reynolds won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 27. Reynolds ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Reynolds Incumbent 69% 42,304
     Republican Kris Allfrey 29.5% 18,119
     Libertarian John Henry Petter IV 1.5% 920
Total Votes 61,343

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

In the March 2 Republican primary election, Reynolds defeated incumbent Dora Olivo by a margin of 5,159-3,791. Olivo was seeking her eighth term.

Reynolds defeated Derek Grayson (L) in the general election on November 2, 2010, winning election to the District 27 seat.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 27
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Reynolds (D) 32,030 84.64%
Derek Grayson (L) 5,812 15.35%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Reynolds is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Reynolds raised a total of $336,003 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[5]

Ron Reynolds's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 27 Won $44,126
2010 Texas State House, District 27 Won $231,490
2008 Texas State House, District 27 Defeated $60,387
Grand Total Raised $336,003

2012

Reynolds won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Reynolds raised a total of $44,126.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ron Reynolds's campaign in 2012
Chickasaw Nation$2,500
Texans For Economic Development$2,500
Wright, Remus$2,000
Houston Fire Fighters$2,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$44,126
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Reynolds won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Reynolds raised a total of $231,490.

2008

Reynolds lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Reynolds raised a total of $60,387.

Scorecards

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

2013

Reynolds received a score of 18.2 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Ron Reynolds received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Reynolds and his wife, Jonita, have one child.

Controversies

Fined for failure to disclose finances

KXAN News reported in June 2011 that Representative Reynolds had received $10,000 in fines by the Texas Ethics Commission for failing to file mandatory financial disclosure reports. Reynolds did not file personal financial statements for 2008, 2010, or 2011. As of June 1, 2011, Reynolds owed the Ethics Commission approximately $10,260 in fines.[6]Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott took Reynolds to court on behalf of the state to collect the outstanding fees. The case resulted in Reynolds owing the Attorney General's office $2,500 plus interest and court costs, in addition to the existing fines. The Texas Comptroller issued a warrant hold, garnishing his legislative expense reimbursement checks. As of June 22, 2011 $2,151.40 had been collected.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dora Olivo (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 27
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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