Bennett Ratliff

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Bennett Ratliff
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Texas House of Representatives, District 115
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Bennett Ratliff is a Republican of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 115. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Education


Campaign themes


Ratliff's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Bennett Favors

  • "Balanced State & Federal Government Budgets"
  • "Pro-Life & Pro-Family Values"
  • "Local Control of Public Schools"
  • "Better Traffic Mobility"
  • "Less Government Regulation"

Bennett Opposes

  • "ObamaCare"
  • "Higher Taxes"
  • "Abusive Eminent Domain"
  • "Unfunded Mandates"
  • "Foreign Ownership of Texas Roads"



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ratliff won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 115. Ratliff advanced to the June 31 primary runoff where he defeated Steve Nguyen. Ratliff defeated Mary Clare Fabishak (D) and Preston Poulter (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 115, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBennett Ratliff 57.6% 41,784
     Democratic Mary Clare Fabishak 40.1% 29,082
     Libertarian Preston Poulter 2.4% 1,711
Total Votes 72,577

Texas House of Representatives District 115 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Nguyen (advanced to runoff) 35% 3,081
Green check mark transparent.pngBennett Ratliff (advanced to runoff) 30.1% 2,644
Matt Rinaldi 26.6% 2,338
Andy Olivo 5.1% 452
Lib Grimmett 3.2% 278
Total Votes 8,793

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Jackson (R)
Texas House District 115
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