|Texas House of Representatives, District 88|
|1989 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
He announced in May 2011 that he would be retiring at the end of his current term. Looking back on a long career, Chisum reflected: "It's been my lifestyle for 20-plus years. It's not an easy decision to make, but sometimes it's time to go.
Chisum is the Owner of Basic Petroleum Incorporated, and Omega Energy. He previously owned J.T. Richardson Trucking, Archie's Truck Service, Chisum Cattle Ranch, and Wolf Creek Exploration.
Chisum is the President of the American Legislative Exchange Council, and is a member of the Clarendon College-Pampa Center Board of Advisors, Gray County Christian Coalition, National Conference of State Legislatures, Pampa Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Dormitory Board of Directors - University of Texas, Texas Conservative Coalition, and Wayland Baptist University Board of Directors.
Warren Chisum served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
- Appropriations Committee
- Environmental Regulation Committee
- Appropriations - S/C on Article II, Select Committee
- Appropriations - S/C on Current Fiscal Condition, Select Committee
- HB 480 - Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability.
- HB 1467 - Relating to the purchase or lease by state agencies of vehicles using alternative fuels.
- HB 1796 - Relating to the development of carbon dioxide capture and sequestration in this state.
- HB 2872 - Relating to the establishment by the State Soil and Water Conservation Board of a carbon dioxide sequestration or emissions offset program.
Chisum ran for Texas Railroad Commission in 2012. He faced Beryl Burgess, Joe Cotten, Christi Craddick, Roland Sledge and Becky Berger in the May 29 Republican Primary. Since no candidate won more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote getters - Chisum and Craddick - faced off in a runoff election on July 31. Chisum lost that election to Craddick.
- Primary Runoff
|Texas Railroad Commissioner, Full Term, Primary Runoff, 2012|
|Election Results via The Texas Secretary of State (timed out).|
|Texas Railroad Commissioner, Full term, 2012|
|Election Results via The Texas Secretary of State.|
Chisum won re-election unopposed in District 88 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 88 |
2010 General election results
|Warren Chisum (R)||25,263||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Chisum won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 88th District. Chisum ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 41,053 votes. Chisum raised $387,226 for his campaign.
2011 speaker race
Chisum and Ken Paxton of District 70 both challenged incumbent speaker Joe Straus for the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives by calling his conservative principles into question and promising leadership that more closely reflected the conservative Republican majority. Straus was elected Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives for a second term at the start of the 82nd legislative session on January 11, 2010 in a 132-15 vote. The lead up to the speaker vote was a hot and heavily covered political issue in Texas, but finished anticlimactically. While the rhetoric remained high amongst conservative activists and a handful of representatives right until the vote, both Chisum and Paxton dropped out of the race prior to the formal vote after it was overwhelmingly apparent Straus would keep his speaker seat.
In 2010, Chisum received $143,025 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Warren Chisum's campaign in 2010|
|Texas Association Of Realtors||$5,000|
|Union Pacific Corp||$5,000|
|American Electric Power||$3,500|
|Bank Of America||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$143,025|
Below are Chisum's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Texas Assoc of Realtors||$12,500|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$7,500|
|Texas Healthcare Assoc||$7,500|
|Texas Medical Assoc||$7,000|
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.
Warren Chisum received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Official campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Chisum
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 88 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile (timed out)
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- "Warren Chisum - the Parody Page" opposition website
- Texas Tribune, "Warren Chisum Looks Back at a Life in the Lege," May 31, 2011
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Chisum
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Chisum
- Houston Chronicle, "2 Railroad Commission seats headed toward runoffs," May 30, 2012
- '"Texas Secretary of State, "2012 Republican Party primary runoff: Election night returns," accessed July 31, 2012 (timed out)
- CBS Dallas/Fort Worth, "Perry Appoints Garcia To Texas Railroad Commission," April 13, 2012
- Official Texas Election Results (timed out)
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 24, 2014
- District 88 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Texas Tribune, "Straus formally voted speaker," January 11, 2010
- 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 88
| Succeeded by|
Ken King (R)
State of Texas
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