|Texas State House, District 65|
|1996 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
Solomons currently works as Of Counsel for Bell, Nunnally and Martin, Limited Liability Partnership, Legal Counsel for Greater Lewisville Association of Realtors, and has a private law practice.
He has previously worked as an Alternate Municipal Judge for Lewisville and Flower Mound from 1993-1994, Presiding Municipal Judge for the City of Carrollton from 1987-1993, and an Attorney for the City of Denton.
Solomons is a member of the Texas Conservative Coalition.
Burt Solomons served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
- Business & Industry Committee
- Calendars Committee
- Redistricting Committee Chair
- State Affairs Committee
- HB 128 - Relating to the requirement that applicants for certain licenses be eligible for employment in the United States.
- HB 1153 - Relating to expanding the public high school curriculum to promote personal financial literacy.
- HB 1866 - Relating to distributed renewable generation of electric power.
- HB 2459 - Relating to tax credits for business development in low-income communities.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 65 |
2010 General election results
|Burt Solomons (R)||27,585||82.43%|
|Ryan Gray (L)||5,878||17.56%|
On November 4, 2008, Solomons won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 65th District, defeating Lee Hooper (L). Solomons received 47,471 votes in the election while Hooper received 12,114 votes. Solomons raised $331,983 for his campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 65|
|Burt Solomons (R)||47,471||79.66%|
|Lee Hooper (L)||12,114||20.33%|
Solomons raised a total of $507,533 in 2010. Below are Solomon's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texas Association of Realtors||$25,000|
|Texas Credit Union League||$15,000|
Below are Solomons's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Texas Assoc of Realtors||$10,009|
|Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Daffin & Frappier||$10,000|
|Texas Credit Union League||$9,000|
|Compass Banshares PAC-Texas||$7,500|
|Ryan Inc Texas PAC||$7,000|
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." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Burt Solomons received a grade of A on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Solomons 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."
- Burt Solomons's campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Solomons
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Freedom Speaks profile
- State Surge profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 65 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- Burt Solomons on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Solomons
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Solomons
- Official Texas Election Results
- Texas House official election results for 2008
- District 65 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Champions
|Texas House District 65
| Succeeded by|
Ron Simmons (R)
State of Texas
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