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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Carol Alvarado''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 145. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.   
}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Carol Alvarado''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 145 since 2009.   
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Prior to her election she served on the [[sunshinereview:Houston, Texas|Houston]] City Council from 2002-2007.
 
 
 
Alvardo has worked as Senior Executive Assistant to Houston Mayor Lee P. Brown, and Legislative Assistant to Representative Gene Green.
 
Alvardo has worked as Senior Executive Assistant to Houston Mayor Lee P. Brown, and Legislative Assistant to Representative Gene Green.
  
 
She is a member of Dress for Success, Hispanic Elected Officials, Houston Downtown Alliance Board,
 
She is a member of Dress for Success, Hispanic Elected Officials, Houston Downtown Alliance Board,
League of Women Voters, National Association of Latino Elected Officials Board, National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas Board, Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church, Texas Democratic Party, and Women Professionals in Government.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=49524 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Alvardo]</ref>
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League of Women Voters, National Association of Latino Elected Officials Board, National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas Board, Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church, Texas Democratic Party, and Women Professionals in Government.
==Political career==
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*Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 2008-present
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Prior to her election she served on the [[sunshinereview:Houston, Texas|Houston]] City Council from 2002-2007. <ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=49524 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Alvardo]</ref>
*City Council Member, Houston City Council, 2002-2007
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==Committee assignments==
 
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
Alvarado served on the following [[Texas House of Representatives]] committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Alvarado served on the following [[Texas House of Representatives]] committees:
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2013]]''
  
Alvarado ran for election in the [[State legislative special elections, 2013|special election]] for [[Texas State Senate elections, 2012|Texas State Senate]] District 6. The seat is vacant following [[Mario Gallegos]]'s death in October 2012. Alvarado faced [[Joaquin Martinez]] (D), [[Sylvia Garcia]] (D), [[Susan Delgado]] (D), [[Rodolfo M. Reyes]] (D), [[R.W. Bray]] (R), [[Dorothy Marie Olmos]] (R), and [[Maria Selva]] (G) in the special election on January 26, 2013. With eight candidates, it looked likely that a runoff for the top-two vote getters would be necessary, and indeed that is what happened. Democrats [[Sylvia Garcia]] and [[Carol Alvarado]] met in a runoff on March 2, which Garcia won.<ref> [http://www.khou.com/news/local/Garcia-wins-special-runoff-election-for-state-Senate-seat-194583551.html ''KHOU.com'', "Garcia wins special runoff election for state Senate seat," March 2, 2013] </ref><ref> [http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Increasingly-bitter-District-6-race-ends-with-4311119.php ''Chron.com'', "Bitter District 6 race ends with Saturday runoff," February 26, 2013] </ref><ref> [http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/20130126-houston-special-election-for-late-state-senators-seat-heading-into-runoff.ece ''Dallas Morning News,'' "Houston special election for late state senator’s seat heading into runoff," January 26, 2013] </ref><ref> [http://www.texastribune.org/2013/01/02/packed-field-could-mean-runoff-sd-6/ ''Texas Tribune,'' "Packed Field Could Mean a Runoff in SD-6," January 2, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/711eab6d47f34c739600e50efa4d48d1/TX--Texas-Special-Election-Alvarado ''The Republic,'' "Alvarado, Garcia, Bray vying to replace deceased Gallegos in Texas Senate special election," November 12, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2012/12/governor-sets-special-election-for-senate-seat-in-houston-area.html/ ''The Dallas Morning News,'' "Governor sets special election for senate seat in Houston area," December 13, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/pasadena/news/third-candidate-joins-race-for-late-senator-s-seat/article_24810bea-3666-5537-af51-f54bf6fd3378.html ''Your Houston News,'' " Third candidate joins race for late Senator seat,"  December 28, 2012] </ref>
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Alvarado ran for election in the [[State legislative special elections, 2013|special election]] for [[Texas State Senate elections, 2012|Texas State Senate]] District 6. The seat was vacant following [[Mario Gallegos]]'s death in October 2012. Alvarado faced [[Joaquin Martinez]] (D), [[Sylvia Garcia]] (D), [[Susan Delgado]] (D), [[Rodolfo M. Reyes]] (D), [[R.W. Bray]] (R), [[Dorothy Marie Olmos]] (R), and [[Maria Selva]] (G) in the special election on January 26, 2013. The eight candidate field resulted in a runoff election between the top two candidates. Democrats [[Sylvia Garcia]] and [[Carol Alvarado]] met in a runoff on March 2, which Garcia won.<ref>[http://www.khou.com/news/local/Garcia-wins-special-runoff-election-for-state-Senate-seat-194583551.html ''KHOU.com'', "Garcia wins special runoff election for state Senate seat," March 2, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Increasingly-bitter-District-6-race-ends-with-4311119.php ''Chron.com'', "Bitter District 6 race ends with Saturday runoff," February 26, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/20130126-houston-special-election-for-late-state-senators-seat-heading-into-runoff.ece ''Dallas Morning News,'' "Houston special election for late state senator’s seat heading into runoff," January 26, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.texastribune.org/2013/01/02/packed-field-could-mean-runoff-sd-6/ ''Texas Tribune,'' "Packed Field Could Mean a Runoff in SD-6," January 2, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/711eab6d47f34c739600e50efa4d48d1/TX--Texas-Special-Election-Alvarado ''The Republic,'' "Alvarado, Garcia, Bray vying to replace deceased Gallegos in Texas Senate special election," November 12, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2012/12/governor-sets-special-election-for-senate-seat-in-houston-area.html/ ''The Dallas Morning News,'' "Governor sets special election for senate seat in Houston area," December 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/pasadena/news/third-candidate-joins-race-for-late-senator-s-seat/article_24810bea-3666-5537-af51-f54bf6fd3378.html ''Your Houston News,'' " Third candidate joins race for late Senator seat,"  December 28, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Alvarado ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Texas House of Representatives]], District 145. Alvarado ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates]</ref>
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Alvarado ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Texas House of Representatives]], District 145. Alvarado ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. She was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates]</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
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===2008===
 
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Alvarado raised $307,029 in the 2008 campaign cycle.  Her top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99943 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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Alvarado raised $307,029 in the 2008 campaign cycle.  Her top five campaign contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99943 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
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'''Carol Alvarado''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
 
'''Carol Alvarado''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
  
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.carolalvarado.com/ Carol Alvarado's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.carolalvarado.com/ Carol Alvarado's campaign website]
*[http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist145/welcome.htm Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Alvarado]
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*[http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=145 Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Alvarado]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=49524 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=49524 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=49524 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=49524 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]

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Carol Alvarado
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Texas State House, District 145
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayOctober 26, 1967
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Carol Alvarado is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 145. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Alvardo has worked as Senior Executive Assistant to Houston Mayor Lee P. Brown, and Legislative Assistant to Representative Gene Green.

She is a member of Dress for Success, Hispanic Elected Officials, Houston Downtown Alliance Board, League of Women Voters, National Association of Latino Elected Officials Board, National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas Board, Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church, Texas Democratic Party, and Women Professionals in Government.

Prior to her election she served on the Houston City Council from 2002-2007. [1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendars
Special Purpose Districts
Urban Affairs, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Alvarado served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Alvarado served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 1522 - Relating to a requirement that a chain restaurant disclose nutrition information; providing an administrative penalty.
  • HB 1523 - Relating to a prohibition of foods containing trans fat.
  • HB 1524 - Relating to prohibiting the manufacture and sale of certain children's products containing bisphenol-A or certain other substances.
  • HB 1877 - Relating to physical activity requirements for students enrolled in public school prekindergarten programs.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Alvarado ran for election in the special election for Texas State Senate District 6. The seat was vacant following Mario Gallegos's death in October 2012. Alvarado faced Joaquin Martinez (D), Sylvia Garcia (D), Susan Delgado (D), Rodolfo M. Reyes (D), R.W. Bray (R), Dorothy Marie Olmos (R), and Maria Selva (G) in the special election on January 26, 2013. The eight candidate field resulted in a runoff election between the top two candidates. Democrats Sylvia Garcia and Carol Alvarado met in a runoff on March 2, which Garcia won.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Alvarado ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 145. Alvarado ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. She was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[10]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Alvarado won re-election in District 145. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 145
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Alvarado (D) 9,395 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Alvarado won election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 145th District, defeating Republican Patricia Rodriguez. She received 13,946 votes, ahead of Rodriguez (5,877).[12] Alvarado raised $307,209 for her campaign; Rodriguez raised $157.[13]

Texas House of Representatives, District 145
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Alvarado (D) 13,946 70.35%
Patricia Rodriguez (R) 5,877 29.64%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Alvarado received $119,029 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[14]

Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carol Alvarado's campaign in 2010
Perry, Bob J$7,500
Fertitta, Tilman J$5,000
Border Health$5,000
Florek, James W$5,000
Texas Gaming Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $119,029

2008

Alvarado raised $307,029 in the 2008 campaign cycle. Her top five campaign contributors are listed below.[15]

Contributor 2008 total
Bob J Perry $21,000
Drayton McLane Jr $7,500
Hillco Partners $6,500
Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc $6,000
John Steven Mostyn $6,000

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

2011

Carol Alvarado received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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