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}}{{tnr}}'''Brandon Creighton''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing [[Texas House of Representatives District 16|District 16]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
 
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Brandon Creighton
Brandon Creighton.jpg
Texas House of Representatives, District 16
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 10, 2014
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas
J.D.Oklahoma City University School of Law
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brandon Creighton is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Creighton is a Republican Senator-elect for District 4 of the Texas State Senate.[1]

Biography

Creighton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from the University of Texas and later earned a doctor of jurisprudence from Oklahoma City University School of Law. He currently works as Vice President/General Counsel of The Signorelli Company, a local development company. He has previously worked as a Briefwriter for the Criminal Appellate Division of the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, and has had a private law practice. Creighton is a former staff member of the Texas Senate. In 2001, he was appointed to serve as the vice chairman for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District and held that post five years.

Creighton served as Chair of the Finance Committee for the Montgomery County Republican Party.[2] He volunteered for several Republican campaigns before entering the real estate business.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Insurance
International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Redistricting

2011-2012

Creighton served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

Issues

  • HB 987 - Relating to competitive procurement requirements for local governments.
  • HB 1307 - Relating to the availability of certain school district financial information on certain districts' Internet websites.
  • HB 1547 - Relating to the provision by an appraisal district of certain information on an Internet website operated by the district.
  • HB 4714 - Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 495; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.[3]

Campaign themes

2012

Creighton's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • "Protect communities from annexation without their consent
  • Protect our borders from illegal immigration
  • Balance the budget without tax increases
  • Make education reform and teachers a priority
  • Supports an unborn child's right to life
  • Eliminate lawsuit abuse
  • Create jobs and strengthen our economy
  • Protect our natural resources
  • Manage our area's growth and mobility"

Elections

2014

Special election

See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2014

Gordy Bunch (R), Brandon Creighton (R), Michael Galloway (R) and Steve Toth (R) faced off in the special election, which took place on May 10.[1][4] Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Creighton and Toth - advanced to a runoff election on August 5, which Creighton won.[5][6]

The seat was vacant following Tommy Williams's (R) retirement on October 26, 2013.

A special election for the position of Texas State Senate District 4 was called for May 10. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014.[7]

Texas State Senate, District 4, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Creighton 67.4% 15,232
     Republican Steve Toth 32.6% 7,373
Total Votes 22,605

Commissioner of Agriculture

See also: Texas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Creighton was initially running for election as Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. Two months after announcing his bid, however, he withdrew to run for the state senate instead.[8][9][10]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Creighton ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 16. Creighton ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[11]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Creighton won re-election unopposed to the 16th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the March 2nd primary, and he had no opponent in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 16
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brandon Creighton (R) 38,959 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Creighton won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 16th District. Creighton ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 49,263 votes.[11] He raised $174,496 for his campaign.[12]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Creighton is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Creighton raised a total of $1,261,855 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[13]

Brandon Creighton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 16 Won $572,231
2010 Texas State House, District 16 Won $227,497
2008 Texas State House, District 16 Won $174,496
2006 Texas State House, District 16 Won $236,311
2002 Texas State House, District 16 Defeated $51,320
Grand Total Raised $1,261,855

2012

Creighton won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Creighton raised a total of $572,231.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brandon Creighton's campaign in 2012
Brandon Creighton Campaign$242,078
Ray, Jay Richard$20,000
Harper, Alan$12,000
Ray, Jay Richard$10,000
Ray, Richie$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$572,231
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Creighton won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Creighton raised a total of $227,497.

2008

Creighton won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Creighton raised a total of $174,496.

2006

Creighton won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Creighton raised a total of $236,311.

2002

Creighton lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Creighton raised a total of $51,320.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

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 were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Creighton received a score of 84.3 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of A+ that Creighton received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Brandon Creighton received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Creighton was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."

Personal

Brandon is an eighth-generation Montgomery County resident, where he and his family currently live.

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