John Davis (Texas)

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John Davis
John Davis.jpg
Texas State House, District 129
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 16
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
John Davis is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 129 since 1999.

Davis earned his BBA from Baylor University, BA from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, and BS from the University of Houston. He has worked as a manufacturing representative and a roofing contractor.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic & Small Business Development, Chair
Public Education


Davis served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


  • HB 620 - Relating to behavioral health services for children and establishment of the Children's Behavioral Health Council.
  • HB 1246 - Relating to the provision of a preference in certain governmental purchasing decisions for vendors or contractors that provide health care benefits or equivalent health savings benefits to employees.
  • HB 1821 - Relating to requiring a voter to be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party's primary election or otherwise participate in that party's affairs.
  • HB 1855 - Relating to physical activity requirements for students in public schools.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Davis ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 129. Davis defeated Mary Huls in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Texas House of Representatives District 129 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Davis Incumbent 77.5% 8,466
Mary Huls 22.5% 2,463
Total Votes 10,929


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Davis won re-election in District 129. He defeated Mary Huls in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 129
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Davis (R) 31,526 100%


On November 4, 2008, Davis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 129th District, receiving 33,462 votes ahead of Democrat Sherrie Matula (23,722).[6] He raised $499,972 for his campaign; Matula raised $475,992.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 129
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Davis (R) 33,462 58.51%
Sherrie L. Matula (D) 23,722 41.48%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Davis raised a total of $259,856 in 2010. Below are his top 6 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[8]

Contributor 2010 total
Perry, Bob J $40,000
Webster Surgical Specialty Hospital $5,000
Texas Healthcare Association $5,000
Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice $5,000
Davis, John $5,000
Texas Optometric Association $5,000


Davis raised $499,972 in 2008. His top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Bob J Perry $80,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $38,823
Stars Over Texas PAC $31,000
Texas Assoc of Realtors $21,715
Medical Defense PAC $10,000


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


John Davis received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Texas House District 129
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