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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Helen Giddings''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 109. She was first elected to the chamber in 1992.
  
}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Helen Giddings''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 109 since 1993.
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==Biography==
 
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Giddings is Founder and President of Multiplex, Incorporated. She is involved with a number of organizations, including the African-American Museum Annual Ball, African-American Political Congress, American Red Cross - Dallas Chapter, Benefit for Dallas Women's Council, Casa De Los Amigos, Community Resource Trust, and Consumer Credit Counseling Services.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5506 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Giddings]</ref>
 
Giddings is Founder and President of Multiplex, Incorporated. She is involved with a number of organizations, including the African-American Museum Annual Ball, African-American Political Congress, American Red Cross - Dallas Chapter, Benefit for Dallas Women's Council, Casa De Los Amigos, Community Resource Trust, and Consumer Credit Counseling Services.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5506 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Giddings]</ref>
  
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
Giddings served on the following [[Texas House of Representatives]] committees:
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==Issues==
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
*HB 519 - Relating to the establishment of a school of pharmacy in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System.
 
*HB 519 - Relating to the establishment of a school of pharmacy in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System.
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:: ''See also: [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Giddings won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Texas House of Representatives]], District 109. Giddings was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated [[Dexter Jackson]] (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates]</ref>
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Giddings won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012|Texas House of Representatives]], District 109. Giddings was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated [[Dexter Jackson]] (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
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Giddings raised $177,894 in 2008.  Her top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=111931 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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Giddings raised $177,894 in 2008.  Her top five campaign contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=111931 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
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'''Helen Giddings''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
 
'''Helen Giddings''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
  
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*[http://helengiddings.com/ Helen Giddings' campaign website]
 
*[http://helengiddings.com/ Helen Giddings' campaign website]
*[http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist109/welcome.htm Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Giddings]
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*[http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=109 Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Giddings]
*[*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5506 Biography from Project Vote Smart]  
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5506 Biography from Project Vote Smart]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5506 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5506 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=111931 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80923 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63902 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6310 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=52471 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=52159 1998]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=111931 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80923 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63902 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6310 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=52471 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=52159 1998]
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/71521/texas-(tx)-state-representative-helen-giddings-%5Btx-house-of-representatives%5D Freedom Speaks profile]
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20090926065429/http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/71521/texas-%28tx%29-state-representative-helen-giddings-%5Btx-house-of-representatives%5D Freedom Speaks profile] (Archive)
 
*[http://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=16944 Texas State Directory profile]
 
*[http://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=16944 Texas State Directory profile]
 
*[http://www.gregsopinion.com/pedia/index.php?title=HD109 Texas Political Almanac HD 109 page]
 
*[http://www.gregsopinion.com/pedia/index.php?title=HD109 Texas Political Almanac HD 109 page]

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Helen Giddings
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Texas State House, District 109
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Helen Giddings is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 109. She was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Giddings is Founder and President of Multiplex, Incorporated. She is involved with a number of organizations, including the African-American Museum Annual Ball, African-American Political Congress, American Red Cross - Dallas Chapter, Benefit for Dallas Women's Council, Casa De Los Amigos, Community Resource Trust, and Consumer Credit Counseling Services.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Calendars
State Affairs, Vice-chair

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Giddings served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 519 - Relating to the establishment of a school of pharmacy in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System.
  • HB 1622 - Relating to a grant program to provide children at risk of hunger or obesity with increased access to nutritious foods.
  • HB 1944 - Relating to actions required to be taken by the Texas Education Agency and a school district when the district fails to file its annual audit report in a timely manner.
  • HB 2127 - Relating to regulations regarding the sale of plastic bulk merchandise containers; providing a criminal penalty.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Giddings won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 109. Giddings was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated Dexter Jackson (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 109, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHelen Giddings Incumbent 93.6% 53,982
     Libertarian Dexter Jackson 6.4% 3,700
Total Votes 57,682

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Giddings won re-election in District 109. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 109
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Helen Giddings (D) 34,911 98.98%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Giddings won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 109th District, receiving 59,472 votes ahead of Libertarian Kevin Jackson (3,692).[5] She raised $177,894 for her campaign.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 109
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Helen Giddings (D) 59,472 94.15%
Kevin Jackson (L) 3,692 5.84%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Giddings received $124,473 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Helen Giddings's campaign in 2010
Border Health$5,000
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson$5,000
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
Independent Insurance Agents Of Texas$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $124,473

2008

Giddings raised $177,894 in 2008. Her top five campaign contributors are listed below.[8]

Contributor 2008 total
Richard Allen $6,346
Texas Medical Assoc $6,033
Border Health PAC $5,000
Linebarger Heard Goggan Blair Graham Pena & Sampson $5,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc $3,000

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

2011

Helen Giddings received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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