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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Donna Howard''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 48. She was first elected to the chamber in a February 2006 special election.
}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Donna Howard''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 48 since winning a special election in February 2006. She was a candidate for the Texas State Board of Education in 2000 and 2002, and served on the Eanes Independent School District Board from 1996-1999.
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Howard worked as a critical care nurse at Brackenridge and Seton hospitals, was the first hospital-based Patient Education Coordinator in Austin, and helped start the Seton Good Health School. She has also served as president of the Texas Nurses’ Association (District 5) and as a Health Education instructor at UT.
 
Howard worked as a critical care nurse at Brackenridge and Seton hospitals, was the first hospital-based Patient Education Coordinator in Austin, and helped start the Seton Good Health School. She has also served as president of the Texas Nurses’ Association (District 5) and as a Health Education instructor at UT.
  
Howard is a co-founder of Advocates for Eanes Schools, and sits on the Board of the Expanding Horizons Foundation.  She is a former board member of Austin Area Interreligious Ministries, Common Cause, and the Texas Freedom Network and formerly served as president of the Texas Nurses' Association, District 5.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=59196 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Howard]</ref>
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Howard is a co-founder of Advocates for Eanes Schools, and sits on the Board of the Expanding Horizons Foundation.  She is a former board member of Austin Area Interreligious Ministries, Common Cause, and the Texas Freedom Network and formerly served as president of the Texas Nurses' Association, District 5.
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Howard was a candidate for the Texas State Board of Education in 2000 and 2002, and served on the Eanes Independent School District Board from 1996-1999.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=59196 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Howard]</ref>
  
 
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===Sponsored legislation===
 
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*HB 506 - Relating to the establishment and implementation of a school-based influenza vaccination pilot program.
 
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*[http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/php/filer.php?acct=00042130coh Official Campaign Contributions]
 
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*Follow The Money, Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117489 2010] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=111967 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80981 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6340 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=52513 2000]
 
*Follow The Money, Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117489 2010] [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=111967 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80981 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6340 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=52513 2000]
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*[http://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=27060 Texas State Directory profile]
 
*[http://www.gregsopinion.com/pedia/index.php?title=HD48 Texas Political Almanac HD 48 page]
 
*[http://www.gregsopinion.com/pedia/index.php?title=HD48 Texas Political Almanac HD 48 page]

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Donna Howard
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Texas State House, District 48
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolReagan High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas
Master'sUniversity of Texas
Personal
ProfessionCritical care nurse
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Donna Howard is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 48. She was first elected to the chamber in a February 2006 special election.

Biography

Howard worked as a critical care nurse at Brackenridge and Seton hospitals, was the first hospital-based Patient Education Coordinator in Austin, and helped start the Seton Good Health School. She has also served as president of the Texas Nurses’ Association (District 5) and as a Health Education instructor at UT.

Howard is a co-founder of Advocates for Eanes Schools, and sits on the Board of the Expanding Horizons Foundation. She is a former board member of Austin Area Interreligious Ministries, Common Cause, and the Texas Freedom Network and formerly served as president of the Texas Nurses' Association, District 5.

Howard was a candidate for the Texas State Board of Education in 2000 and 2002, and served on the Eanes Independent School District Board from 1996-1999.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Higher Education
House Administration, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

  • HB 506 - Relating to the establishment and implementation of a school-based influenza vaccination pilot program.
  • HB 723 - Relating to certain activities by, employment of, and contracts of former members of the legislature; creating offenses
  • HB 771 - Relating to sanctions available for certain academically unacceptable campuses.
  • HB 772 - Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the State Board of Education.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Howard won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 48. Howard ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Howard Incumbent 59.2% 46,512
     Republican Robert Dartanian Thomas 35.5% 27,922
     Libertarian Joe Edgar 5.3% 4,134
Total Votes 78,568

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Howard won re-election in District 48. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Dan Neil and Libertarian Ben Easton in the November 2 general election.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Howard won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 48th District, defeating Pamela Waggoner (R) and Ben Easton (L). Howard received 39,748 votes in the election while Waggoner received 31,028 votes, and Easton received 3,174 votes.[5] Howard raised $283,482 for her campaign; Waggoner raised $42,610.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 48
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donna Howard (D) 39,748 53.74%
Pamela Waggoner (R) 31,028 41.95%
Ben Easton (L) 3,174 4.29%

2006 Special Election

On February 14, 2006, Howard won special election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's District 48, defeating Ben Bentzin (R).[7]

Howard raised $452,574 for her campaign, while Bentzin raised 819,669.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 48 (Special Election 2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donna Howard (D) 12,620
Ben Bentzin (R) 9,284

Campaign donors

2012

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