Scott Turner

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Scott Turner
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Texas House of Representatives, District 33
In office
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Turner is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Turner served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2015
Government Transparency & Operation
International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Turner served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Turner's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Jobs for Texans
Excerpt: "To provide good jobs and a strong economy, we must provide an environment that is business friendly: low taxes; limited, fair and predictable regulation; and a legal system uncluttered with frivolous lawsuits."
  • Stand for Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Texans are taxed enough already! We must take better inventory of the money that’s being spent in funding of current programs. We must end accounting gimmicks, tricks and diversions."
  • ObamaCare is Not Right for Texas
Excerpt: "If left unchecked, ObamaCare has the potential to bankrupt Texas. Texans should be able to choose their own health care provider and make their own medical choices, not have our health care decisions micromanaged by Washington, D.C."
  • Stop Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "Illegal Immigration is draining the budgets of Texas taxpayers and Texas state government. We need to tighten our borders to stop the flow of illegals. We are a nation which welcomes those who follow the rules, respect our laws, and come here legally, but I have no tolerance for those who undermine the rule of law by entering our nation in an illegal fashion."



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 Scott Turner was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Turner won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 33. Turner defeated Jim Pruitt in the May 29 primary election and defeated Michael A. Carrasco (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Turner 85.3% 50,631
     Libertarian Michael Carrasco 14.7% 8,701
Total Votes 59,332
Texas House of Representatives District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Turner 58.3% 6,829
Jim Pruitt 41.7% 4,877
Total Votes 11,706

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Turner is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Turner raised a total of $340,827 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[5]

Scott Turner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 33 Won $340,827
Grand Total Raised $340,827


Turner won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Turner raised a total of $340,827.


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

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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.[6] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[7]

  • 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.

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


Turner received a score of 100 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Raul Torres (R)
Texas House District 33
Succeeded by