Vicki Truitt

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Vicki Truitt
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Texas House of Representatives, District 98
Former Officeholder
In office
1999 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
CandidateVerification
Vicki Truitt is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 98 from 1999 to 2013.

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Vicki Truitt served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • 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.[2]

Issues

Ethics

In 2008 the Texas Ethics Commission determined Truitt had violated Election Code. A civil penalty of $5,300 was imposed for the following infractions:[3]

  • 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

Pension reform

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.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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[5].[6][7]

Texas House of Representatives District 98 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGiovanni Capriglione 55.6% 7,991
Vicki Truitt Incumbent 44.4% 6,392
Total Votes 14,383

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 98
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Vicki Truitt (R) 46,750 100%

2008

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.[9] Truitt raised $430,640 for her campaign; Moffat raised $10,661.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 98
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Vicki Truitt (R) 68,345 70.42%
Nancy Moffat (D) 25,855 26.64%
Stephen Smith (L) 2,845 2.93%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Truitt received $581,329 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

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
Truitt, James$8,929
Total Raised in 2010 $581,329

2008

Below are Truitt's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[12]

Contributor 2008 total
Texas Assoc of Realtors $10,000
Texas Medical Assoc $8,630
Texas Ophthalmological Assoc $5,000
Texas Assoc for Home Care $5,000
Pfizer $5,000

Scorecards

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."[13] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Vicki Truitt received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 98
1999–2013
Succeeded by
Giovanni Capriglione (R)