Eddie Lucio

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Eddie Lucio
Eddie Lucio.jpg
Texas State Senate, District 27
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2013
Years in position 24
Base salary$7,200
Per diem$150 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1991
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Eddie Lucio, Jr. has been a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate representing District 27 since 1991.[1]

Lucio graduated with a B.S. from The University of Texas Pan American and was a House member from 1986 to 1990.

In addition to being a senator, Lucio is also President/Chief Executive Officer of Rio Shelters, Incorporated. Prior to this position, he was also advertising executive. Lucio has also served as the Cameron County Commissioner from 1979 to 1982 and also held the position of Cameron County Treasurer in 1970.[2]

District 27

Eddie Lucio represents District 27, which includes the county of Hidalgo, Texas.[3] Lucio will not be seeking reelection for the U.S. House seat in the 2012 election.[4]

Committee assignments


Edie Lucio serves on the following Texas Senate committees:



See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Lucio is running in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 27. Lucio ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[5]


On Nov. 4, 2008, Lucio won re-election to the 27th District Seat in the Texas State Senate.[6]

Lucio raised $401,564 for his campaign.[7]

Texas State Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eddie Lucio (D) 111,596 100%

Campaign donors


In 2008, a year in which Lucio was up for re-election, he collected $401,564 in donations. [8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $25,667
Border Health $25,000
Bob Perry $23,000
Texas Association of Realtors $12,500


In 2004, a year in which Lucio was up for re-election, he collected $274,028 in donations. [9]

His largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $6,000
A total of six donors each contributing: $5,000


In 2002, a year in which Lucio was up for re-election, he collected $419,633 in donations. [10]

His largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Lucio Jr., Eddie $6,000
Lucio Jr., Senator Eduardo $5,000
Perry, Bob J. and Doylene $13,500
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $7,500
Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers $7,300


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


Eddie Lucio received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.


Lucio was born on January 20, 1946 in Brownsville, Tx. He and his wife, Minnie, have two children: Lynda Anne and Eddie.

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Texas Senate District 27
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