|Texas State Senate District 5|
|2013 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Texas State House, District 20|
Schwertner served in the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 20 from 2011 to 2013.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schwertner served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security|
|• Government Organization, Vice-chair|
|• Health & Human Services|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Charles Schwertner served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Public Health|
Schwertner's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Standing up for Conservative Values
- "Strongly support reduced government spending"
- "Support Balanced State and Federal budgets"
- "Support State’s Rights"
Cracking Down on Illegal Immigration
- "Oppose amnesty for illegal aliens "
- "Support increased funding for DPS border security"
- "Support legislation that requires all city/county jail inmates have Homeland Security/Immigration background checks"
Local Jobs & Agriculture
- "Work to foster economic development by maintaining a healthy business environment that includes keeping taxes low"
- "Oppose abusive and frivolous lawsuits"
- "Protect tax exemptions for small business "
Protecting our Local Land & Water
- "Support regional water planning and proper regulation and conservation of Texas’ water resources"
- "Oppose the construction of a reservoir on the Little River to be used to supply water to far away urban areas "
- See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012
Schwertner ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 5. Schwertner defeated Ben Bius in the May 29 primary election and defeated Jeffrey Fox (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012|
|Texas State Senate District 5 Republican Primary, 2012|
| Texas House of Representatives, District 20 |
2010 General election results
|Charles Schwertner (R)||44,901||89.56%|
|David Floyd (L)||9,490||17.44%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Schwertner raised a total of $379,850 in 2010. Below are Schwertner's top five campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texas Medical Association||$30,465|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$10,000|
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.
Charles Schwertner received a grade of B on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Schwertner was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."
Schwertner and his wife, Belinda, have three children.
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- Official campaign website
- Texas House member page
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Charles Schwertner on Facebook
- Charlese Schwertner on Twitter
- drschwertner.com - Issues
- Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- Texas Secretary of State Election History
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- Official Texas Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Advocates
- drschwertner.com - About
Dan Gattis (R)
|Texas House of Representatives District 20
| Succeeded by|
Marsha Farney (R)
Steve Ogden (R)
|Texas House of Representatives District 4
| Succeeded by|
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