John Greene

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John Greene
Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 58

Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Website Campaign website
John Greene (born 1955, Gulfport, Mississippi)[1]was a Democratic candidate for District 58 in the Texas House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections.

Education

  • B.A., Baylor University, class of 1977.
  • M.A., Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 1980.
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, class of 1985.[2].

Professional experience

  • Transportation lawyer, Bodoin, Agnew, Greene & Maxwell, P.C., 1985-present.
  • General Counsel, Texas Motor Transport Association.
  • Faculty member, Texas Association of Defense Council Trial Academy.

Board of directors, Texas Motor Transport Association.

  • History teacher, 8th, 11th and 12th grades.[2][1]

Issues

Education

  • Supports legislation to, "reduce as much as possible the bureaucratic burden on our teachers."

Jobs

  • Supports, "bringing together citizens, community leaders and regional organizations to make sure that our citizens and communities are not left behind and, in fact, are in the forefront of the North Texas economy."

Transportation

  • Supports, "facilitating local transportation solutions that promote economic development and respect private property."
  • Supports decentralizing the Texas Department of Transportation, "with less funding for overhead and more money allocated directly to individual districts which could work with counties, cities and regional planning organizations to set local priorities," including "traffic management, mass transit and other programs to speed traffic along with existing right of ways."

Energy costs

  • Supports legislation to stop, "unexpected utility rate hikes and will work to control and reduce utility rates in Texas."
  • Supports further utility regulation.

College tuition

  • Supports making two year and four programs more affordable.
  • Supports developing, "a system of affordable vocational and trade schools that can provide the necessary training."

Insurance

  • Opposes recent tort reform legislation.
  • Supports legislation making, "insurance companies more accountable and to bring the cost of insurance in line with national averages."

Crime

  • Supports, "any legislation that will give law enforcement agencies the tools they need to do the job we need them to do."

Gun rights

  • Supports strong Second Amendment rights.[2]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Greene lost the election for Texas House of Representatives District 58. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Republican candidate Rob Orr in the November 2 general election.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 57
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Marva Beck (R) 14,391 51.68%
Jim Dunnam (D) 12,743 45.76%
Derek Johson (L) 712 2.55%

Campaign donors

2010

In the last fundraising period, Greene raised $4,255.[4]

Community service and involvement

  • Member, Texas motor Transportation Association.
  • Member, Trucking Industry Defense Association.
  • Member, Transportation lawyers Association.
  • Member, Association of Transportation Law.
  • Member, Logistics and Policy.
  • Member, Defense Research Institute.
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
  • Member, State Bar of Texas.
  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association.[1]

Personal

Greene and his wife, Julie, live with their daughter Virginia, in Burleson. Their son, Evan, is attending the University of Alabama.. They are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth.[2]

Contact information

Campaign Address:
P.O. Box 181
Burleson, Texas 16097-0181

Phone: (817) 377-1654

E-mail: john@greene2010.com

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