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Dawnna Dukes
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Texas State House, District 46
Incumbent
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dawnna Dukes is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 46. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Biography

Dukes graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Psychology. She is the Owner and Business Consultant for DM Dukes and Associates, Incorporated. She previously worked as a Criminal Justice Facilities Planner from 1987-1993.

Dukes is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Psi Omega Graduate Chapter, Atlanta Council of Young Political Leaders, Flemming Fellowship Program, Center for Policy Alternative, Leadership Austin, and The Links, Incorporated, Austin Chapter.

Dukes served as political director of the 1996 Texas Clinton/Gore Campaign.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Culture, Recreation, & Tourism, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

Issues

  • HB 582 - Relating to informing the parents and guardians of certain children about the availability of the child health plan and medical assistance programs.
  • HB 744 - Relating to the restoration of the medically needy program under the state Medicaid program.
  • HB 873 - Relating to incentives for the film, television, video, and digital interactive media production industries.
  • HB 1238 - Relating to sanctions that may be imposed on public school campuses identified as academically unacceptable for two consecutive school years.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Dawnna Dukes was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dukes will face Kevin Ludlow (L) in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dukes ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 46. Dukes ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Andy Fernandez (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDawnna Dukes Incumbent 86.5% 35,560
     Libertarian Andy Fernandez 13.5% 5,572
Total Votes 41,132

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dukes won re-election in District 46. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Libertarian George Emery in the November 2 general election.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 46
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dawnna Dukes (D) 18,430 84.18%
George Emery (L) 3,462 15.81%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Dukes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 46th District, defeating Allen Hacker (L). Dukes received 34,353 votes in the election while Hacker received 5,351 votes.[9] Dukes raised $433,659 for her campaign.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 46
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dawnna Dukes (D) 34,353 86.52%
Allen Hacker (L) 5,351 13.47%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dukes is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Dukes raised a total of $1,051,016 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[11]

Dawnna Dukes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 46 Won $103,680
2010 Texas State House, District 46 Won $110,949
2008 Texas State House, District 46 Won $433,659
2006 Texas State House, District 46 Won $89,127
2004 Texas State House, District 46 Won $48,259
2002 Texas State House, District 46 Won $81,814
2000 Texas State House, District 50 Won $137,082
1998 Texas State House, District 50 Won $46,446
Grand Total Raised $1,051,016

2012

Dukes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dukes raised a total of $103,680.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dawnna Dukes's campaign in 2012
Texas Legislative Black Caucus$5,435
Austin Police Association$3,500
Chickasaw Nation$2,500
Texas Association Of Realtors$2,500
Texas Events PAC$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$103,680
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Dukes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Dukes raised a total of $110,949.

2008

Dukes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Dukes raised a total of $433,659.

2006

Dukes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Dukes raised a total of $89,127.

2004

Dukes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Dukes raised a total of $48,259.

2002

Dukes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Dukes raised a total of $81,814.

2000

Dukes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Dukes raised a total of $137,082.

1998

Dukes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Dukes raised a total of $46,446.

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."[12] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Dukes received a score of 21.8 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Dawnna Dukes received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Dukes has one child.

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