|Texas State House, District 49|
|1991 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||24|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||University of New York|
|J.D.||The University of Texas|
Elliott served as staff counsel for Senator Gonzalo Barrientos before entering private law practice. He also served as chairman of Austin's Community Development Commission and directed the U.T. School of Social Work's Legislative Training Program.
Naishtat works as an Attorney for Scanlan, Buckle and Young. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Instructor at Saint Edward's University. Naishtat previously worked as Staff Counsel to State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos from 1986-1989, and was Director of the Legislative Training Program at the University of Texas School of Social Work.
He is a member of many organizations, including the House Research Organization, Human Services Committee - National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of Jewish Legislators, National Academy of State Health Policy, National Association of Social Workers, and Austin-Travis County Bar Association.
Naishtat's answers to the Texas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.
When asked his legislative priorities, he replied:
"My top three priorities are to: 1) improve the TANF, CHIP and Medicaid programs to ensure that intended program beneficiaries receive the services and supports necessary to meet their needs; 2) improve access to services for elderly and disabled people who choose to live in community-based settings instead of institutions; and 3) institute meaningful campaign finance and ethics reforms."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Naishtat served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Human Services|
|• Public Health, Vice-chair|
Naishtat served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Services|
|• Public Health, Vice-chair|
- HB 163 - Relating to reporting of the fair market value of certain gifts made to public officials.
- HB 164 - Relating to the medical use of marihuana.
- HB 877 - Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas.
- HB 1628 - Relating to the ability of a county, public hospital, or hospital district to purchase or arrange for the purchase of certain health coverage or benefits for eligible residents.
Naishtat won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 49. Naishtat ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Kent Phillips (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 49, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Elliot Naishtat Incumbent||82.7%||50,973|
| Texas House of Representatives, District 49 |
2010 General election results
|Elliott Naishtat (D)||30,423||85.28%|
|Nathan Kleffman (L)||5,249||14.71%|
On November 4, 2008, Naishtat won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 49th District. Naishtat ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 54,284 votes. Naishtat raised $133,392 for his campaign.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Naishatat raised a total of $156,374 in 2010. Below are Naishtat's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texans Optometric Association||$3,000|
|Texas Society of Anesthesiologists||$2,500|
|Texas Association for Home Care||$2,500|
|Texas Dental Association||$2,500|
Below are Naishtat's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Joe Lamantia Jr.||$6,500|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc||$2,000|
|United Transportation Union||$2,000|
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." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Elliot Naishtat received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Elliott Naishtat
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Texas State Directory profile
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 49 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Mexican American Legislative Caucus profile
- Elliott Naishtat on Facebook
- Elliott Naishtat on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Naishtat
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Naishtat Issue Positions
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Naishtat
- Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- Texas Secretary of State Election History
- Official Texas Election Results
- Texas House official election results for 2008
- District 49 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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