|Texas State House, District 80|
|1995-2003, 2005 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
King is the Owner of Beltone Hearing Aid Center. He is a former member of the First United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, former President of the Kiwanis Club, and current President of the Texas Hearing Aid Association.
King announced in September 2011 that he would be running for re-election in the 2012 election.
Tracy O. King was born on November 9, 1960. After graduating from Carrizo Springs High School he attended Southwest Texas Junior College, Sul Ross State University and Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. In 1983 Representative King took a job with the Beltone Hearing Aid Center in San Antonio and soon after moved to Uvalde to open a branch office there. In 1987 he purchased the Beltone Hearing Aid Center, which currently provides hearing healthcare to 16 Southwest Texas counties. Representative King has always been active in public service, a former member of the Board of Trustees for the First United Methodist Church and a past president of the Kiwanis Club and current president of the Texas Hearing Aid Association. He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in November 1994. He is currently serving his seventh term and served as a member of the Natural Resources Committee and Cultural, Recreational and Tourism Committee. Representative King also served on the Edwards Aquifer Legislative Oversight Committee, the Budgets and Revenue Committee of the National Conference of State Legislators, the Border Legislative Conference and the Energy Council. 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, King served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Livestock, Chair|
|• Natural Resources|
King served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Culture, Recreation, & Tourism|
|• Natural Resources, Vice-chair|
|• Rules & Resolutions|
- HB 1494 - Relating to a surcharge under the driver responsibility program for a conviction of driving while license invalid, without financial responsibility, or without a valid license.
- HB 1495 - Relating to the inclusion of public school employees in the group of persons protected from harassment in the public schools.
- HB 1498 - Relating to the information required to be displayed on a license to carry a concealed handgun and the duty of a license holder to keep that information current.
- HB 1908 - Relating to the safety of the fresh fruit and vegetables produced in this state.
King ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 80. King defeated Jerry Garza in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
King announced in September 2011 that he would be running for re-election in 2012. Upon announcing his bid, King said "Our State is facing significant challenges that require vigorous and experienced leadership. The seniority that I have will play a pivotal role in securing key leadership positions that will greatly benefit all the citizens of District 800.”
|Texas House of Representatives District 80 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Tracy King Incumbent||59.7%||10,599|
King won re-election in District 800 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 800 |
2010 General election results
|Tracy King (D)||18,652||100%|
On November 4, 2008, King won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 80th District. King ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 30,676 votes. King raised $193,371 for his campaign.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, King received $159,497 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tracy King's campaign in 2010|
|Kickapoo Traditional Tribe Of Texas||$7,500|
|Texas Hearing Aid Association||$5,250|
|Weisman, Mr & Mrs John R||$5,000|
|Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$159,497|
Below are King's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Texas Hearing Aid Assoc||$10,000|
|Thomas C Trautner||$5,000|
|Gov Dolph Briscoe Jr||$5,000|
|American Electric Power||$3,000|
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.
Tracy King received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. King
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Texas State Directory profile
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 80 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Mexican American Legislative Caucus profile
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. King
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Rio Grande Guardian, "King, Lucio, Muñoz, Seek Re-Election to Texas House", September 16, 2011
- ↑ State Rep. Trace King - Biography
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. King
- ↑ Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates
- ↑ Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 800 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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