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Beverly Woolley
Beverly Woolley.jpg
Texas State House, District 136
Former Officeholder
In office
1995 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthJuly 25, 1939
Place of birthHouston, TX
Beverly Woolley is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 136 from 1995 to 2013. She has also served on the Nassau Bay City Council. She is the current House Speaker Pro Tempore.

Woolley announced on July 25, 2011 that she would not be seeking re-election in 2012.[1]


Woolley is the Co-owner of Houston Armature Works, Incorporated. She sits on the Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates, Mental Health Association, and Foundation for Financial Literacy.[2]

Committee assignments



  • HB 156 - Relating to eliminating automatic admission to certain public institutions of higher education based on high school grade point average.
  • HB 402 - Relating to the use of eminent domain authority.
  • HB 1764 - Relating to the regulation of the use of human cells and tissue, including a ban on human cloning; providing penalties.
  • HB 2725 - Relating to the posting by a governmental entity on an Internet website of information relating to certain business relationships and to venue for and prosecution by the attorney general of offenses related to the disclosure of those relationships.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Woolley announced on July 25, 2011 that she would not be seeking re-election in 2012.[4]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Woolley won re-election in District 136. She was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Libertarian Gerald LaFleur in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 136
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Beverly Woolley (R) 33,130 88.58%
Gerald LaFleur (L) 4,720 11.41%


On November 4, 2008, Woolley won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 136th District, receiving 41,117 votes ahead of Libertarian Gerald LaFleur (6,087).[6] She raised $326,335 for her campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 136
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Beverly Woolley (R) 41,117 87.10%
Gerald W. "Jerry" LaFleur (L) 6,087 12.89%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Woolley received $68,814 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]


Woolley raised $326,335 in 2008. Her top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Bob J Perry $10,000
Texas Assoc of Realtors $7,500
Texas Medical Assoc $6,500
Texas Health & Science PAC $5,000
Texas Dental Assoc $5,000


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.


Beverly Woolley received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 136
Succeeded by
Tony Dale (R)