Hubert Vo

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Hubert Vo
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Texas State House, District 149
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayMay 30, 1956
Place of birthSouth Vietnam
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Hubert Vo is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 149 since 2005.

Vo has worked many positions, including assembler and quality assurance specialist, busboy, convenience store clerk, cook, data technician, goldsmith, machinist, steel worker, and waiter.

He is a member of the Alief Super Neighborhood Council, Alief Young Mens Club of America Board, Houston Apartment Association, Houston Association of Builders, Houston Association of Realtors, and Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic & Small Business Development, Vice-chair
Government Efficiency & Reform
House Administration

2011-2012

Vo served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

Issues

On his website Vo lists four major issue areas and his positions:[2]

  • Taxes and Economic issues - "Lower property tax rates to provide substantial relief to Texas homeowners," "Establish an appraisal cap on the increase of property values," and "Bring new economic development to the District through the new International Management District."
  • Education - "Provide an adequate state investment in our local schools," "Require accountability from our schools," "Pay teachers like the professionals they are - we need to retain good teachers," "Make college tuition rates more affordable and control tuition rate increases," and "Prepare our future generation with the proper tools to contribute to our society and to compete globally,"
  • Crime - "Make sure the state works in partnership with local law enforcement entities so that all resources needed for public safety are available," "Work to rid our communities of gangs," and "Use the International Management District to provide greater public safety."
  • Public Health - "Restore full health insurance benefits to eligible children of working parents to ensure that our children are healthy and to ease the overcrowding in our emergency rooms," "Take advantage of the estimated $300 million of Federal funds left on the table in Washington each year by fully funding CHIP," "Reinstate $50 million in mental health cuts enacted in 2003 to provide community help and ease the burden on local law enforcement," and "Improve state efforts to curb domestic violence and prevent child abuse."

  • HB 1071 - Relating to controlling the emissions of certain hazardous air contaminants in identified areas of this state under the Texas Clean Air Act.
  • HB 1099 - Relating to measures to increase the affordability of textbooks used for courses at public institutions of higher education.
  • HB 1207 - Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating certain vehicles.
  • HB 4977 - Relating to maximization of the amount of federal funding obtained by school districts.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Vo won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 149. Vo was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated Dianne Williams (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 149, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHubert Vo Incumbent 61.1% 26,017
     Republican Dianne Williams 38.9% 16,551
Total Votes 42,568

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Vo won re-election in District 149. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Jack O'Connor and Libertarian David LeBlanc in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 149
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Hubert Vo (D) 15,641 52.23%
Jack O'Connor (R) 14,304 47,76%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Vo won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 149th District, defeating Republican Greg Meyers. He received 25,562 votes in the election, ahead of Meyers (19,809).[6] Vo raised $435,086 for his campaign; Meyers raised $471,072.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 149
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Hubert Vo (D) 25,562 56.33%
Greg Meyers (R) 19,809 43.66%

2006

On November 4, 2006 Vo won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 149th District, defeating Heflin Talmadge (R).[8]

Vo raised $481,230 for his campaign while Talmadge raised $526,476.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 149 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Hubert Vo (D) 12,621
Talmadge Heflin (R) 10,632

2004

On November 4, 2004 Vo won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 149th District, defeating incumbent Talmadge Heflin (R).[10]

Vo raised $392,510 for his campaign while Heflin raised $870,445.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 149 (2004)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Hubert Vo (D) 20,695
Talmadge Heflin (R) 20,662

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Vo raised a total of $212,575 in 2010. Below are Vo's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[12]

Contributor 2010 total
House Democratic Campaign Cmte. $32,500
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $25,875
Texans for Insureance Reform $25,600
Garnet Coleman Campaign $17,500
North Texas Leadership PAC $10,600

2008

In the 2008 election, Vo raised a total of $435,086.[13]

His six largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign CMTE $95,000
Texans for Insurance Reform $84,786
Texans for Better Education $50,000
Coleman, Garnet $24,477
Third Thursday Group $10,000
Garnet F Coleman Campaign $10,000

2006

In the 2006 election, Vo raised a total of $481,230. [14]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for Insurance Reform $79,922
H-E-B Grocery $46,500
3rd Thursday Group $30,000
Planned Parenthood of Houston & Southeast Texas $20,300
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $15,000

2004

In the 2004 election, Vo raised a total of $392,510. [15]

His five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Vo, Hubert $185,190
Kim Son Restaurant $10,900
Cannon, Ernest $10,000
Huddleston, Albert D $10,000
Mostyn, John Steve $10,000
Waters & Kraus $10,000

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

2011

Hubert Vo received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Hubert has devoted his time, inside and outside of the Legislature, as an advocate for education, health care, public safety and economic development. Speaking fluent Spanish, Vietnamese, French, and English Representative Vo can seamlessly communicate with a vast spectrum of District 149 residents.

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