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Angie Chen Button
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Texas State House, District 112
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas-Dallas
Office website
Angie Chen Button is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 112. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Button earned her Master's in Public Finance/Management Services from the University of Texas at Dallas. She works as a Marketing Manager with Texas Instruments and is a certified public accountant.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Button served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Technology, Vice-chair
Ways & Means


During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Button served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


  • HB 1116 - Relating to tax incentives for certain businesses for job creation and retention.
  • HB 1205 - Relating to the circumstances in which the approval of the governing body of a taxing unit is required for refunds of overpayments or erroneous payments of ad valorem taxes.
  • HB 2430 - Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Button ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 112. Button ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. She was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Button won re-election in District 112. She was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Libertarian Troy Camplin in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 112
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Angie Chen Button (R) 22,206 83.21%
Troy Camplin (L) 4,478 16.78%


On November 4, 2008, Button won election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 112th District, receiving 30,998 votes ahead of Democrat Sandra Phuong Vule (21,919) and Libertarian Philip White (2,372).[6] She raised $886,767 for her campaign; Vule raised $140,662.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 112
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Angie Chen Button (R) 30,998 56.06%
Sandra Phuong Vule (D) 21,919 39.64%
Philip M. White (L) 2,372 4.29%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Button raised a total of $136,128 in 2010. Below are her top four campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[8]

Contributor 2010 total
Chen, Felix $10,000
Kuo, Emily $10,000
Liu, S. Jianchun $8,000
Perry, Bob J. $7,500


Button raised $886,767 in 2008. Her top five campaign contributors are listed below.[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Darcy & Angie Button $380,000
Stars Over Texas PAC $30,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $27,890
Albert Huddleston $20,000
Bob J Perry $15,000


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


Angie Chen Button received a grade of B on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Button was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[11]

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