Chente Quintanilla

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Chente Quintanilla
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Texas House of Representatives, District 75
Former Officeholder
In office
2003 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Chente Quintanilla is a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 75 from 2003 to 2013. He is a retired school administrator.

Committee assignments


Chente Quintanilla served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • HB 356 - Relating to the penalty for certain traffic offenses committed while using a wireless communication device.
  • HB 3239 - Relating to the creation of legislative committees to study proposals on the conduct of gaming in this state.
  • HB 3817 - Relating to restrictions on the sale of fireworks in certain counties.[1]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Quintanilla won re-election unopposed in District 75 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[2]

Texas House of Representatives, District 75
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chente Quintanilla (D) 11,545 100%


On November 4, 2008, Quintanilla won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 75th District, defeating Carlos Garza (R). Quintanilla received 26,806 votes in the election while Garza received 10,758 votes.[3] Quintanilla raised $105,345 for his campaign; Garza raised $2,940.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 75
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chente Quintanilla (D) 26,806 71.36%
Carlos Garza (R) 10,758 28.63%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Quintanilla received $92,086 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


Below are Quintanilla's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Texas Assoc of Realtors $7,500
Pro Printing & Label $6,300
AT&T $4,314
Licensed Beverage Distributors $3,500
Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc $2,500


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

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


Chente Quintanilla received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 75
Succeeded by
Mary E. Gonzalez (D)