|Texas House of Representatives, District 98|
|1999 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
Truitt owns a small health care consulting company focusing on medical staff development. She has worked on the medical staff of John Peter Smith Hospital, in Administration at Parkland Memorial Hospital, and as a physician recruiter.
Truitt is a member of the Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County, the Northeast Leadership Forum, Metroport Meals on Wheels Board, Rotary's Interact Club Advisor, Rotary International Exchange Students Hostess, Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, and sits on the Executive Board of the Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities.
Vicki Truitt served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
- Calendars Committee
- Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee Chair
- Public Health Committee
- HB 1140 - Relating to a franchise tax credit for the purchase and installation of solar energy devices connected to an electric transmission or distribution system.
- HB 1158 - Relating to an enhanced penalty for an operator who commits certain traffic offenses while using a wireless communication device.
- HB 1875 - Relating to requiring a health benefit plan for enrollment at certain public institutions of higher education.
- HB 3942 - Relating to a pilot test of an advanced control technology for the reduction of nitrogen oxides emissions.
In 2008 the Texas Ethics Commission determined Truitt had violated Election Code. A civil penalty of $5,300 was imposed for the following infractions:
- Failing to properly report political expenditures made with a credit card
- Failing to properly report and improperly reimbursing political expenditures from personal funds
- Improperly reporting political expenditures as reimbursements
In the 2011 session, Truitt brought HB 2731 to the House Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee, seeking to impose several stringent rules regarding how and by whom municipal pension funds are managed and reported.
Mayor Mike Moncrief wrote a letter to Rep. Truitt to express his concerns over that pension reform bill that would demand increased oversight of municipal pension systems around the state.
Fort Worth officials implemented various changes to the city’s pension system in 2007 and claims that additional rules and oversight in 2011 might interfere with efforts to reign in increasing pension costs. Among the reforms enacted were several benefit reductions for future hires and unvested employees.
Truitt ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 98. She was defeated in the primary election on May 29, 2012 by Giovanni Capriglione. The race was a rematch from a primary from 2010.
|Texas House of Representatives District 98 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Vicki Truitt Incumbent||44.4%||6,392|
Truitt won re-election in District 98. She defeated Giovanni Capriglione, Rich DeOtte, and Diane Thorpe in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 98 |
2010 General election results
|Vicki Truitt (R)||46,750||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Truitt won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 98th District, defeating Nancy Moffat (D) and Stephen Smith (L). Truitt received 68,345 votes in the election while Moffat received 25,855 votes, and Smith received 2,845 votes. Truitt raised $430,640 for her campaign; Moffat raised $10,661.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 98|
|Vicki Truitt (R)||68,345||70.42%|
|Nancy Moffat (D)||25,855||26.64%|
|Stephen Smith (L)||2,845||2.93%|
In 2010, Truitt received $581,329 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Vicki Truitt's campaign in 2010|
|Texas Association Of Realtors||$12,500|
|Texas Credit Union League||$12,500|
|Texas House Republican Leadership Fund||$12,500|
|Perry, Bob J||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$581,329|
Below are Truitt's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Texas Assoc of Realtors||$10,000|
|Texas Medical Assoc||$8,630|
|Texas Ophthalmological Assoc||$5,000|
|Texas Assoc for Home Care||$5,000|
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.
Vicki Truitt received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Vicki Truitt's campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Truitt
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 98 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- Vicki Truitt on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Truitt
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Truitt
- Texas Ethics Commission Order & Resolution
- "Fort Worth opposes pension reform bill," Texas Budget Source, April 7th 2011
- Fort Worth Star Telegram, "Vicki Truitt's re-election bid falls short," May 29, 2012
- Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- Texas Secretary of State, "2012 Election and Candidate Information," accessed June 12, 2012
- Official Texas Election Results (timed out)
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 24, 2014
- District 98 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed December 31, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
|Texas House District 98
| Succeeded by|
Giovanni Capriglione (R)
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