J.D. Sheffield

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J.D. Sheffield
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Texas House of Representatives, District 59
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
J.D. Sheffield is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 59. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Health
Rules & Resolutions


Campaign themes


Sheffield's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • "Fight for low taxes and small government."
  • "Secure our border and stop illegal immigration."
  • "Oppose Obama’s attack on our healthcare freedom."
  • "Defend our Second Amendment rights."
  • "Improve our schools through local control."
  • "Stop skyrocketing tuition at Texas public universities."
  • "Stand up for the unborn and traditional marriage."



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent J.D. Sheffield defeated Danny Pelton and Howard Ray in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sheffield won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 59. Sheffield advanced to the July 31 primary runoff where he defeated incumbent Sid Miller. Sheffield defeated Bill Norris (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ.D. Sheffield 78.2% 36,706
     Democratic Bill Norris 21.8% 10,212
Total Votes 46,918
Texas House of Representatives District 59 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSid Miller (advanced to runoff) Incumbent 42.5% 7,778
Green check mark transparent.pngJ.D. Sheffield (advanced to runoff) 41.5% 7,599
Mike Jones 16% 2,932
Total Votes 18,309


In 2010, Sheffield ran for election to District 59 of the Texas House of Representatives. He was defeated by Sid Miller in the March 2 Republican primary election.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sheffield is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Sheffield raised a total of $237,873 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[8]

J.D. Sheffield's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 59 Won $209,481
2010 Texas State House, District 59 Defeated $28,392
Grand Total Raised $237,873


Sheffield won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sheffield raised a total of $209,481.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to J.D. Sheffield's campaign in 2012
Heavin, Gary$60,725
Sheffield, Jesse$50,000
Texas Medical Association$7,500
Association Of Texas Professional Educators$5,000
Act For Texas Teachers Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$209,481
Source:Follow the Money


Sheffield lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sheffield raised a total of $28,392.


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 were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.


Sheffield received a score of 27.5 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sid Miller (R)
Texas House District 59
Succeeded by