Harold Dutton, Jr.
|Harold Dutton, Jr.|
|Texas State House, District 142|
|1985 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||30|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Date of birth||February 17, 1945|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Elections
- 3 Campaign donors
- 4 Legislative sessions
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 External links
- 7 References
Dutton, an attorney, earned his JD from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and BBA from Texas Southern University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dutton served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Education, Chair|
|• Urban Affairs|
Dutton served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Public Education|
|• Urban Affairs|
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Public Education|
- HB 287 - Relating to the penalty for possession of a small amount of certain controlled substances.
- HB 290 - Relating to the consideration of the cumulative effects of air contaminant emissions in the emissions permitting process.
- HB 294 - Relating to a maximum class size for certain public school students who perform poorly on an assessment instrument.
- HB 297 - Relating to the abolition of the death penalty.
Dutton ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 142. Dutton ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Dutton won re-election in District 142. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 142 |
2010 General election results
|Harold Dutton, Jr. (D)||21,147||100%|
|Texas House of Representatives, District 142|
|Harold Dutton (D)||35,159||100.00%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Dutton raised a total of $80,205 in 2010. Below are Dutton's top 3 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||$2,500|
|Friends of the UH PAC||$2,500|
Dutton raised $67,670 in 2008. His top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.
|Texas Package Stores||$3,000|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc PAC||$2,000|
|Texas Consumer Lenders PAC||$2,000|
Representative Dutton filed a suit in federal court against the state of Texas on May 9, 2011 arguing that prisoners should be counted in their homes of residence for redistricting purposes. At the time of the lawsuit, they were counted in the locations of their incarceration. The Houston Chronicle quoted Dutton saying "some rural counties are awarded more population than they deserve using current prisoner population counting methods. Urban counties, meanwhile, should be able to report higher population counts."Dutton claimed that the practice of counting prisoners in their places of incarceration violated the U.S. Constitution.
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.
Harold Dutton Jr. received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Harold Dutton, Jr.
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 142 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Dutton
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Dutton
- Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates
- Official Texas Election Results
- Texas House official election results for 2008
- District 142 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Houston Chronicle, "Redistricting lawsuit says prisoner count wrong", May 9, 2011
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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