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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
Personal
Birthday04/21/1945
Place of birthDallas, TX
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

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Helen Giddings defeated Genevieve Gregory in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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).[8] She raised $177,894 for her campaign.[9]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Giddings is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Giddings raised a total of $1,024,608 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[10]

Helen Giddings's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 109 Won $99,941
2010 Texas State House, District 109 Won $124,473
2008 Texas State House, District 109 Won $177,894
2006 Texas State House, District 109 Won $213,498
2004 Texas State House, District 109 Won $126,292
2002 Texas State House, District 109 Won $113,322
2000 Texas State House, District 109 Won $94,395
1998 Texas State House, District 109 Won $74,793
Grand Total Raised $1,024,608

2012

Giddings won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Giddings raised a total of $99,941.

2010

Giddings won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Giddings raised a total of $124,473.

2008

Giddings won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Giddings raised a total of $177,894.

2006

Giddings won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Giddings raised a total of $213,498.

2004

Giddings won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Giddings raised a total of $126,292.

2002

Giddings won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Giddings raised a total of $113,322.

2000

Giddings won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Giddings raised a total of $94,395.

1998

Giddings won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Giddings raised a total of $74,793.

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."[11] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Giddings received a score of 15 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

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

Personal

Giddings has a husband, Donald.

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