Eddie Lucio, III

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Eddie Lucio III
Eddie Lucio III.jpg
Texas State House, District 38
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas, Austin
J.D.University of Texas School of Law
Office website
Campaign website
Eddie Lucio III is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 38 since 2007.

Lucio is an Attorney with Rodriguez and Nicolas, and has previously worked for Clark, Thomas and Winters.

He is a volunteer with a number of organizations, including the Brownsville Independent School District, Brownsville "Just Say No" Program, Good Neighbor Settlement House, Help One Student to Succeed Program, Meals on Wheels, Optimist Club, and Survivors of Domestic Violence Program.[1]


Lucio III was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, where he practices law and lives with his family. He received a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and later received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in 2005.

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendars, Vice-chair
Natural Resources
Special Purpose Districts


Lucio served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


  • HB 65 - Relating to establishing a health science center and medical school in South Texas.
  • HB 432 - Relating to the acquisition by state agencies of low-emissions vehicles and vehicles using alternative fuels.
  • HB 435 - Relating to the penalty for theft of a pet.
  • HB 438 - Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lucio won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 38. Lucio 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 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Lucio III Incumbent 70.8% 22,408
     Republican Alex Torres 25.2% 7,984
     Libertarian Nancy Mishou 4% 1,274
Total Votes 31,666


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lucio won re-election in District 38. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 38
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eddie Lucio III (D) 12,466 100%


On November 4, 2008, Lucio won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 38th District. Lucio ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 25,476 votes.[6] Lucio raised $416,732 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Lucio received $351,666 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]


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

Contributor 2008 total
Eddie Lucio III $79,348
Eddie Lucio III $76,581
Eddie Lucio III $66,805
Bob J Perry $35,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $10,000

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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.


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


Lucio is an attorney and he is the son of State Senator & Mrs. Eddie Lucio, Jr., and is married to Jaime Barrera Lucio of Brownsville. They have a daughter together, Olivia Rose, born in August of 2009.

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Texas House District 38
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