|Texas State House, District 134|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
- Law Degree, University of Houston
- Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Baylor
- Partner & Attorney, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Davis served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Health|
Davis served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence|
|• Public Health|
Davis focuses on five key issues on her campaign site:
Reduce & Balance Government Budgets
Excerpt:"I believe responsibly limiting state spending is crucial to the future of the State of Texas. A conservative approach to spending will be especially important in the 82nd Legislature, when Texas will likely face a revenue shortfall... As a conservative, I believe that activities not essential to the core mission of a state agency should be considered for privatization, elimination, or at a minimum, restructuring. Further, I believe Texas should explore adopting a constitutional amendment limiting growth of the state budget to inflation plus population growth."
Limit Federal Intrusion
Excerpt:"The United States Constitution was created by those fearful of tyranny and mindful of the dangers posed by an all powerful federal government. As a result, the structure and text of the Constitution was intended to limit the role of the federal government. The Tenth Amendment codifies the right of the states to govern themselves in respect to all matters that are not explicitly delegated to the federal government in the Constitution. The “health care reform” enacted by Congress and President Obama is the culmination of almost a century of expansion of the welfare state. In response to the passage of this “health care reform,” Attorney General of Texas Greg Abbott joined with numerous attorneys general in filing a lawsuit in opposition to the legislation. In addition to supporting General Abbott in his challenge to the constitutionality of the “health care reform” legislation, it would be a great honor as a member of a citizen legislature and as a 34-year old cancer survivor to introduce Healthcare Freedom Legislation that protects a person’s right to participate or not participate in any health care system and prohibits the government from imposing fines or penalties on that person’s decision. To date 39 other states of passed or proposed legislation opposing the federal healthcare legislation."
Improve Election Integrity
Excerpt:"The Texas Constitution is clear that only US Citizens are eligible to vote in elections in Texas. The citizenship of voters is not currently verified by the State, and non citizens are successfully registering and voting in Texas. In order to protect, and in some cases restore, election integrity, I support legislation that requires voters to present a photo ID at their polling place."
Excerpt:"Taxes are always in the forefront of every election, but with an estimated $18 billion “budget deficit” we are facing, the subject of taxes could not be more important. The Texas economy, while not completely insulated to the challenges that our Nation has faced, has faired better than most states. I believe the main reason for our State’s economic success is the business friendly environment that flourishes here. In order to insure Texas remains home of the most Fortune 500 companies in the nation and to attract new business to the State, I will fight any and all efforts to enact a state income tax. Additionally, I will work to minimize the negative impact businesses feel from the Gross Margins Tax by supporting legislation that would make the $1 million revenue exemption permanent and support legislation that would require a super-majority vote in the Legislature before the Gross Margins Tax rate can be increased. Finally, people in District 134 are almost being taxed out of their homes. We must enact real property tax relief by capping the property tax rate at 3%."
Secure the Border
Excerpt:"Although traditionally the responsibility of the federal government, states like Texas can play a legitimate and meaningful role in improving border security. Resources should be properly directed to Texas border sheriffs to assist in combating drug and human smuggling. Further, sanctuary city policies under which immigration laws are ignored or routinely not enforced must not be tolerated. Legislation should be enacted that clearly prohibits the adoption of sanctuary city policies. Finally, Texas must continue its demand that President Obama and The Congress act to secure the Texas-Mexico border."
Davis won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 134. Davis was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated Ann Johnson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 134, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Sarah Davis Incumbent||54.6%||43,944|
Davis won election to Texas House of Representatives District 134. She defeated Bonnie Parker in the March 2 Republican primary and then defeated incumbent Democratic candidate Ellen Cohen and Darcey Kobs (L) in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 134 |
2010 General election results
|Sarah Davis (R)||25,955||50.68%|
|Ellen Cohen (D)||25,254||49.31%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Davis raised a total of $394,930 in 2010. Below are her top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Associated Republicans of Texas||$47,500|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$25,000|
|Perry, Bob J.||$17,500|
|Texas Republican Representatives Campaign Committee||$13,200|
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.
Sarah Davis received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Davis has a husband, Kent.
- Sarah Davis House member page
- Official Campaign website
- Official Facebook Page
- Candidate Twitter Page
- Texas House GOP YouTube Channel
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Contributions, Follow the Money
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Texas Tribune Profile
- Imagine Election Profile
Ellen Cohen (D)
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