Charlie Geren

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Charlie Geren
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Texas State House, District 99
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 14
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Charlie Geren is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 99 since 2001.

Geren is Vice President/Partner of Kelly, Geren and Searcy, and President of Railhead Smokehouse. He has worked as a Deputy in the United States Marshal Service, was President of LGS Godly Ranch Corporation, and a former member of Westside State Bank.

Geren is a member of the Fort Worth Restaurant Association, Fort Worth Zoo, Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, Junior Achievement, Lena Pope Home, Ronald McDonald House, Rotary Club, Texas Association of Realtors, and Texas Restaurant Association.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
House Administration, Chair
Licensing & Administrative Procedures
State Affairs


Geren served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • HB 477 - Relating to the use of political contributions to pay a civil penalty imposed by the Texas Ethics Commission.
  • HB 1707 - Relating to the required disclosure under the public information law of information pertaining to an employee or trustee of a public employee pension system.
  • HB 2106 - Relating to contracts by governmental entities and related professional services and to public works performance and payment bonds.
  • HB 3632 - Relating to the authority of the state to acquire, sell, or exchange certain land.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Geren won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 99. Geren ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Geren Incumbent 66.2% 36,715
     Democratic Michael McClure 30.2% 16,763
     Libertarian Dan Hawkins 3.6% 2,009
Total Votes 55,487


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Geren won re-election in District 99. He defeated Matt Krause in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 99
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charlie Geren (R) 31,931 100%


On November 4, 2008, Geren won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 99th District, defeating Sheila Ford (D) and Robin Chester (L). Geren received 46,254 votes in the election while Ford received 23,135 votes, and Chester received 1,993 votes.[6] Geren raised $860,801 for his campaign; Ford raised $4,427.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 99
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charlie Geren (R) 46,254 64.79%
Sheila Ford (D) 23,135 32.41%
Robin Chester (L) 1,993 2.79%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Geren received $704,651 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]


Below are Geren's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Texas Assoc of Realtors $38,695
Charlie Geren $35,000
Texans for Economic Development $25,000
Texas Ophthalmological Assoc $20,000
Texas Parent PAC $20,000


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


Charlie Geren received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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