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Harvey Hilderbran

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Harvey Hilderbran
Harvey Hilderbran.jpg
Texas State House, District 53
In office
1989 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 26
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas Tech University
Office website
Harvey Hilderbran is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 53 since 1989.


Hilderbran works as Advertising Executive/Vice-President of Marketing for TRC Engineering Services, Incorporated. He has been a Congressional Legislative Assistant on Agriculture and Small Business Issues, and Assistant Director of State Affairs for the Texas Farm Bureau.

Hilderbran is a member of a number of organizations, including the National Rifle Association, Saint Peter's Church, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association, and Texas Wildlife Association.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
State Affairs
Ways & Means, Chair


Hilderbran served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


  • HB 1336 - Relating to the disclosure and increase of credit card interest rates and fees.
  • HB 3832 - Relating to the requirements to become a candidate for public office; creating an offense.
  • HB 3837 - Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.
  • HB 4255 - Relating to the protection of children by enforcing compulsory public school attendance requirements, ensuring reports of abuse or neglect, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and ensuring that births are reported and to the prosecution of the offense of bigamy; providing criminal penalties.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hilderbran ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 53. Hilderbran defeated Cary Wise in the May 29 Republican primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Texas House of Representatives District 53 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Hilderbran Incumbent 72.2% 16,242
Cary Wise 27.8% 6,251
Total Votes 22,493


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hilderbran won re-election in District 53. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated libertarian Brian Holk in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 53
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harvey Hilderbran (R) 36,424 89.89%
Brian Holk (D) 4,093 10.10%


On November 4, 2008, Hilderbran won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 53rd District, defeating Brian Holk (L). Hilderbran received 47,847 for his campaign while Holk received 5,983 votes.[6] Hilderbran raised $161,362 for his campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 53
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harvey Hilderbran (R) 47,847 88.88%
Brian Holk (L) 5,983 11.11%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Hilderbran raised a total of $229,661 in 2010. Below are Hilderbran's top 4 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[8]

Contributor 2010 total
Texans for Economic Development $5,000
Texas Association of Realtors $5,000
Mr Tom/Hossein Meyer/Hagigholam-Mamacitas Partnership $4,000
Ryan & Co $4,000


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

Contributor 2008 total
Texas Assoc of Realtors $12,500
Texas Deer Assoc $8,752
Charles C Butt $7,500
McLean Bowman $5,000
Farmers Insurance Group $4,000


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


Harvey Hilderbran received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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