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Burt Solomons

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Burt Solomons
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Texas House of Representatives, District 65
Former Officholder
In office
1996 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1995
Term limitsN/A
CandidateVerification
Burt Solomons is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 65 from 1995 to 2013.

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.[1]

Solomons is a member of the Texas Conservative Coalition.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Burt Solomons served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • 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.[2]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Solomons won re-election in District 65 in 2010. He defeated Mike Murphy in the March 2 Republican primary and then defeated Libertarian Ryan Gray in the November 2 general election.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 65
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Burt Solomons (R) 27,585 82.43%
Ryan Gray (L) 5,878 17.56%

2008

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.[4] Solomons raised $331,983 for his campaign.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 65
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Burt Solomons (R) 47,471 79.66%
Lee Hooper (L) 12,114 20.33%

Campaign donors

2010

Solomons raised a total of $507,533 in 2010. Below are Solomon's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[6]

Contributor 2010 total
Texas Association of Realtors $25,000
AT&T $15,284
Texas Credit Union League $15,000
Centerpoint Energy $10,000
Etnergy $7,500


2008

Below are Solomons's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
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

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

2011

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."[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 65
1995–2013
Succeeded by
Ron Simmons (R)