Brandon Creighton

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Brandon Creighton
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Texas State House, 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 electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brandon Creighton is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 16 since 2007.

Creighton currently works as Vice President/General Counsel of 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 served as Chair of the Finance Committee for the Montgomery County Republican Party.[1]

Biography

Professional experience

Creighton previously worked for the attorney generals offices in Texas and Oklahoma and volunteered for several Republican campaigns before entering the real estate business. In 2001, he was appointed to serve as the vice chairman for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District and held that post five years.

He is the current vice president and general counsel of The Signorelli Company and during his first term served as the vice chairman of three House committees.

Education

Creighton is a former staff member of the Texas Senate and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from the University of Texas. He later earned a doctor of jurisprudence from Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Issue standings

Legislation

  • 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.[2]

Campaign themes

On his website, Creighton lists some of his positions:[3]

  • "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"

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

Elections

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

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.[7] He raised $174,496 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Creighton received $227,497 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brandon Creighton's campaign in 2010
Ray, Richie$7,500
Harper, Alan K$7,000
Harper, Alan$6,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$5,000
Border Health$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $227,497

2008

Below are Creighton's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
Mike Stoecker $5,000
Texas State Teachers Assoc $5,000
Daniel & Angela Signorelli $5,000
Schwartz Page & Harding $4,500
Allen Boone Humphries Robinson $4,000

2006

Below are Creighton's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[11]

Contributor 2006 total
Future of Texas Alliance PAC $13,547
Perry, Bob J $12,500
Blair, Scott $5,000
McIver, Angel $3,500
Texas State Teachers Association $3,500

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Scorecards

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

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."[13]

Personal

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

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Texas House District 16
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