|Texas State House, District 43|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Premont High School|
|Bachelor's||The University of Texas at Austin|
J.M. Lozano is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 43rd District since 2011. Lozano changed his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican in March 2012.
Lozano was raised in Premont, Texas where he attended public schools K-12. Upon his graduation from Premont High, J. M. chose to attend The University of Texas at Austin, receiving a Bachelor degree in Government. While at UT, J. M. was a member of the University of Texas Mock Trial Team, the Student Association and the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Also, during his time at UT, J. M. interned in State Senator Truan's office, further whetting his interest in public service.
After graduating from UT in 2003, J. M. moved to McAllen, Texas to begin work in the office of U.S. Congressman Ruben Hinojosa. It was while living in McAllen that he met his wife-to-be: Avelina "Abby" Rodriguez. After they married, the couple moved to San Antonio where both pursued and received their Master's Degrees. J. M. received his Master's in Business Administration from The University of Incarnate Word. The Lozanos have two children, Penelope, 3 and J.M. III, 1 and a half year old .
Entering the business world, J. M. began with one Wingstop Restaurant in Kingsville where he and his family live. He then expanded into a second operation in Alice, with a third operation on the horizon.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lozano served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy Resources|
|• International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs, Vice-chair|
|• Rules & Resolutions|
Lozano served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Livestock|
|• Energy Resources|
|• Rules & Resolutions|
Lozano's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Creating Jobs
- Excerpt: "Representative Lozano has built, owned and operated successful restaurants throughout our community. He knows first-hand what it takes to build a business and keep people working and out of the unemployment line. Since we elected him to serve us in the State House of Representatives, Texas has ranked #1 in job creation for the nation."
- Energy Independence
- Excerpt: "Barack Obama and Washington, D.C. liberals view the oil and gas industry as the enemy. But for us, it's our livelihood. It's the way we provide for our families."
- Voter ID
- Excerpt: "Representative Lozano authored and fought for a bill that would require a photo on every voter registration card. That's how you fight voter fraud. (Source: Rep. Lozano, 82(R), HFA-CSSB14-Voter Registration Certificate Must Include Photo)."
- Protect Small Business
- Excerpt: "He knows that small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy - both as a small business owner and a representative consistently voting to protect small businesses from over-regulation and higher taxation. That's why he voted to extend a tax cut for 40,000 small businesses."
- 100% Pro-Life
- Excerpt: "Representative Lozano is fervently pro-life and earned the endorsement of the Texas Alliance for Life in recognition of his consistent, pro-life record. To him, there is nothing more important than family and faith."
Lozano won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 43. Lozano advanced to the June 31 primary runoff where he defeated Bill T. Willson, II. Lozano defeated Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||J.M. Lozano Incumbent||51.5%||24,074|
|Democratic||Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles||48.5%||22,629|
|Texas House of Representatives District 43 Republican Primary, 2012|
|J.M. Lozano Incumbent||44.4%||3,115|
|Bill T. Willson, II||43.7%||3,071|
|William Willie Vaden||11.9%||837|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Lozano raised a total of $551,801 in 2010. Below are Lozano's top 6 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$126,362|
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." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
J.M. Lazano received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Kingsville Record and Bishop News, "Meet State Rep.-elect J.M. Lozano and family," April 11, 2010
- votesmart.org "Representative Jose M. Lozano's Biography"
- Campaign website, Issues
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- The Monitor, "Rios Ybarra knocked out of House 43 seat," March 3, 2010
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
Tara Rios Ybarra (D)
|Texas House of Representatives District 43
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