Tom Craddick

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Tom Craddick
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Texas House of Representatives, District 82
Incumbent
In office
1969 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 45
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1968
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom Craddick is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 82. He was first elected to the chamber in 1968. From 2003 to 2009, he served as Speaker of the House.

Biography

Craddick is the Owner of Craddick Properties, President of Craddick, Incorporated, and is a Sales Representative for Mustang Mud/Newpark Resources, Incorporated.

Craddick is a member of the Midland Downtown Lions Club, and is an Eagle Scout.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy Resources
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Craddick 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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Tom Craddick was unopposed in the Republican primary. Craddick is unopposed in the general election. Dan Anderson (L) was removed from the ballot before the election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Craddick ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 82. Craddick ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Craddick won re-election in District 82 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 82
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Craddick (R) 28,006 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Craddick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 82nd District, defeating Bill Dingus (D) and Sherry Phillips (L). Craddick received 33,202 votes in the election while Dingus received 18,870 votes, and Phillips received 1,372 votes.[5] Craddick raised $2,572,518 for his campaign; Dingus raised $408,714.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 82
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Craddick (R) 33,202 62.12%
Bill Dingus (D) 18,870 35.30%
Sherry Phillips (L) 1,372 2.56%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Craddick is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Craddick raised a total of $9,711,758 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[7]

Tom Craddick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 82 Won $86,407
2010 Texas State House, District 82 Won $50,650
2008 Texas State House, District 82 Won $2,572,518
2006 Texas State House, District 82 Won $2,735,806
2004 Texas State House, District 82 Won $2,778,974
2002 Texas State House, District 82 Won $1,104,768
2000 Texas State House, District 82 Won $226,203
1998 Texas State House, District 82 Won $156,432
Grand Total Raised $9,711,758

2012

Craddick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Craddick raised a total of $86,407.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Craddick's campaign in 2012
Friends Of The University Of Houston$5,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$5,000
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School$3,000
Texas Healthcare Association$3,000
Blackridge$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$86,407
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Craddick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Craddick raised a total of $50,650.

2008

Craddick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Craddick raised a total of $2,572,518.

2006

Craddick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Craddick raised a total of $2,735,806.

2004

Craddick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Craddick raised a total of $2,778,974.

2002

Craddick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Craddick raised a total of $1,104,768.

2000

Craddick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Craddick raised a total of $226,203.

1998

Craddick won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Craddick raised a total of $156,432.

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

  • 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.[9]

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

2013

Craddick received a score of 61.3 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of B+ that Craddick received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Tom Craddick received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Craddick was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."

Personal

Craddick and his wife, Nadine, have two children.

Controversies

Pension

Craddick is the first Texas legislator to qualify for the maximum pension when he retires - $125,000 annually. In 1981, lawmakers linked their salaries to those of state judges. Since then, they raised judges' salaries while removing the caps on their own pensions, pushing the maximum benefit up to 100% of a judge's salary.[10]

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