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Florence Shapiro

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Florence Shapiro
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Texas State Senate, District 8
Former Officeholder
In office
1991 - 2013
Term ends
January 11, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1990
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
CandidateVerification
Florence Shapiro is a former Republican member of the Texas State Senate representing District 8 from 1991 to 2013.

Shapiro graduated with a B.S. in secondary education from the University of Texas at Austin and is the former owner and president of Shapiro and Company.

In addition to being a senator, Shapiro was a teacher for the Richardson Independent School District. Prior to her position in the state senate, she was also Mayor of Plano, Texas from 1990 to 1992 and was on the Plano City Council from 1979 to 1990.[1]

Shapiro announced on September 19, 2011 that she would not be seeking re-election in 2012.[2]

District 8

Florence Shapiro represents District 8, which includes the parts of the county of Collins, Texas.[3]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Florence Shapiro served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

Elections

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Shapiro announced on September 19, 2011 that she would not be seeking re-election in 2012.[2]

2010

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2010

Shapiro won re-election to the 8th District Seat in 2010, defeating Libertarian candidate Ed Kless in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Texas State Senate, District 8
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Florence Shapiro (R) 136,369 84.02%
Ed Kless (L) 25,935 15.97%

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Deuell won re-election to the 8th District Seat in the Texas State Senate.[5]

Shapiro raised $703,918 for her campaign.[6]

Texas State Senate, District 8 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Florence Shapiro (R) 127,950 100%

Campaign donors

2010

Shapiro raised a total of $430,906 in 2010. Below are Shapiro's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[7]

Contributor 2010 total
Butt, Charles C. $30,000
Texas Medical Imaging Industry $20,000
Texas Association of Realtors $12,500
Texas Dental Association $11,500
Texas Medical Association $10,042

2006

In 2006, a year in which Shapiro was up for re-election, she collected $663,484 in donations. [8]

Her four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Association of Mortgage Attorneys $25,000
David Craig $20,000
Texas Association of Realtors $16,500
Jerry Lancaster $15,000

2002

In 2002, a year in which Shapiro was up for re-election, she collected $411,707 in donations. [9]

Her four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Lattimore Jr., John V. $25,000
Texas Dental Association $6,500
Coalition for Better Transportation $6,000
MCI Communications $6,000

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

2011

Florence Shapiro received a grade of B on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Shapiro was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[11]

Personal

Shapiro was born on May 2, 1948 in New York, NY. She and her husband, Howard, have three children: Lisa, Staci and Todd.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas Senate District 8
1991-2013
Succeeded by
Charles Schwertner (R)