Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles

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Yvonne Toureilles
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 43
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives, District 35
2005 - 2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
J.D.University of Texas Law School, 1996
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
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Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles is a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 35 from 2005 to 2011.

Yvonne is a practicing attorney. She has worked as Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Legal Counsel for the Texas Workforce Commission, and researcher for the Texas State House of Representatives. She is a member of the Alice Counseling Center, Brush Country Cattlewomen's Association, Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association, Community Action Incorporated, and the Texas Democratic Women Association.

Issues

Campaign themes

Toureilles' campaign site outlines a number of issues important to her campaign:

Agriculture Excerpt:"As Chair of the House Agriculture & Livestock Committee, Yvonne has been a leader for South Texas farmers. She fought for – and won – important new protections for landowners, and she worked to pass tax relief for farmers and ranchers."

Economy Excerpt:"Yvonne stood strong against raising taxes on our small businesses so they can invest more in creating jobs and she was successful in bringing $500,000 to Coastal Bend College for nursing programs. She stood up for small and rural communities to ensure that their infrastructure projects will continue to receive funding."

Energy Resources Excerpt:"As a member of the influential House Energy Resources Committee, Yvonne has worked on issues that relate to universal bonding on oil and gas operators, the economic consequences on the number of abandoned wells placed into the Oil Cleanup Fund, and the feasibility of offering economic incentives to promote the plugging of inactive wells by operators."

Public Education Excerpt:"The daughter of a retired public schoolteacher, Yvonne has a unique understanding of the critical needs of our public schools and the role our schools play in the economic success of not just our students, but our state. That is why she has worked to protect school funding, as well as to make the path to college affordable for our students."

  • HB 139 - Relating to the creation of the offense of unlawful transport of an undocumented person
  • HB 455 - Relating to creating an offense for the trapping of wild deer by a deer breeder and to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct associated with deer breeding; providing penalties.
  • HB 2574 - Relating to eligibility to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state.
  • HB 2582 - Relating to the production and taxation of renewable diesel fuel.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Toureilles ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 43. Toureilles defeated Gabriel Zamora in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by incumbent J.M. Lozano (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ.M. Lozano Incumbent 51.5% 24,074
     Democratic Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles 48.5% 22,629
Total Votes 46,703
Texas House of Representatives District 43 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngYvonne Gonzalez Toureilles 70.6% 7,585
Gabriel Zamora 29.4% 3,160
Total Votes 10,745

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Toureilles ran for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from District 35 in 2010. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican challenger Jose Aliseda in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 35
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jose Aliseda (R) 15,324 52.81%
Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles (D) 13.692 47.18%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Toureilles won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's District 35, unopposed.[5]

Toureilles raised $107,288 for her campaign.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 35 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles (D) 29,458

2006

On November 4, 2006, Toureilles won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's District 35, defeating Michael Esparza (R) and Edward Elmer (L).[7]

Toureilles raised $413,167 for her campaign while Esparaza raised $300,358 and Elmer raised $0.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 35 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Yvonne Gonzales Toureilles (D) 16,042
Michael Esparza (R) 12,780
Edward Elmer (L) 1,623

2004

On November 4, 2004, Toureilles won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's District 35, defeating Eric Opiela (R).[9]

Toureilles raised $394,991 for her campaign while Opiela raised $203,328.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 35 (2004)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles (D) 23,165
Eric Opiela (R) 22,316

Campaign donors

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Toureilles has raised $63,115 for her 2010 election campaign.[11] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

Her six largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Elizondo II, Andres $9,000
Border Health $5,000
Hillco Partners $3,500
Atmos Energy $2,500
Peisen, Verna $2,500
Johnson, Robert E $2,500

2008

In the 2008 election, Toureilles raised a total of $107,288.[12]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Crawford, Dennis $5,000
Border Health $5,000
Texans for Insurance Reform $3,827
Valero Energy $3,500
American Electric Power $3,000

2006

In the 2006 election, Toureilles raised a total of $413,167. [13]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Texans For Insurance Reform $83,596
House Democratic Campaign CMTE of Texas $66,514
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $30,500
Border Health $20,000
H-E-B Grocery $11,000

2004

In the 2004 election, Toureilles raised a total of $394,991.[14]

Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Texans For Insurance Reform $100,367
Fleming & Associates $36,732
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $26,580
Watts Law Firm $20,233
Gutierrez, Baldemar F $15,354

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 35
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Jose Aliseda(R)