|Texas State House, District 79|
|1995 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||19|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Pickett is a member of the Lions Club, and sits on the Board of the Advisory Council for Health Sciences at the University of El Paso, Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso National Board of Directors, American Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Texas Young Men's Christian Association's Policy Council.
Pickett is a real estate broker and educator first elected to represent HD-79 in 1994. He is currently serving as chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and is also a member of the House Defense and Veterans Affairs and Redistricting committees, the House Research Organization and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pickett served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Homeland Security & Public Safety, Chair|
Pickett served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Defense & Veterans' Affairs, Chair|
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Defense & Veterans' Affairs|
|• Transportation, Chair|
- HB 114 - Relating to the repeal of the requirement that certain real estate professionals provide fingerprints to satisfy criminal history check provisions.
- HB 489 - Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to remove graffiti from private property at the owner's expense.
- HB 548 - Relating to the impoundment of certain motor vehicles involved in the commission of the offense of racing on a highway.
- HB 2483 - Relating to the repeal of the authority for the establishment and administration of the Border Health Institute in the city of El Paso.
Pickett ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 79. Pickett ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 78 |
2010 General election results
|Joe Pickett (D)||10,591||84.33%|
|Timothy Flood (L)||1,967||15.66%|
On November 4, 2008, Pickett won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 79th District. Pickett ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 27,604 votes. He raised $89,802 for his campaign.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Pickett raised a total of $202,631 in 2010. Below are Pickett's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texas Association of Realtors||$10,000|
|Union Pacific Corp.||$5,000|
|Dean, David A.||$5,000|
|Texas Optometric Association||$4,000|
Below are Pickett's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Texas Assoc of Realtors||$2,500|
|Texas Assoc of Home Builders||$2,000|
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.
Joe Pickett received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Joe Pickett's campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Pickett
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 1998
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 79 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Mexican American Legislative Caucus profile
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Pickett
- State Rep. Joe Pickett - Biography
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Pickett
- Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates
- Official Texas Election Results
- Texas House official election results for 2008
- District 79 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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