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}}{{tnr}}'''John Whitmire''' (b. August 14, 1949) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Texas State Senate]], representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982.
  
}}{{tnr}}'''John Whitmire''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Texas State Senate]], representing District 15 since 1983.
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==Biography==
 
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Whitmire graduated with a B.A. in political science from the University of Houston and also attended Bates College of Law at the University of Houston.  
 
Whitmire graduated with a B.A. in political science from the University of Houston and also attended Bates College of Law at the University of Houston.  
  
In addition to being a senator, Whitmire is also an attorney of counsel at Locke, Liddell and Sapp. Prior to his election to the state senate, Whitmire was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1973 to 1982.<ref> [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5464 John Witmire from Project Vote Smart]</ref>
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In addition to being a senator, Whitmire is also an attorney of counsel at Locke, Liddell and Sapp. Prior to his election to the state senate, Whitmire was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1973 to 1982.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5464 John Witmire from Project Vote Smart]</ref>
==District 15==
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John Whitmire represents District 15, which includes the part of the county of Harris, Texas.<ref> [http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/senmem.htm Texas Senate Districts by Number]</ref>
 
 
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Whitmire served on the following [[Texas State Senate|Texas Senate]] committees:
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:: ''See also: [[Texas State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Whitmire won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Texas State Senate elections, 2012|Texas State Senate]], District 15. Whitmire ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated [[Bill Walker]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information]</ref>
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Whitmire won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Texas State Senate elections, 2012|Texas State Senate]], District 15. Whitmire ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated [[Bill Walker]] (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
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Whitmire raised a total of $1,317,788 in 2010. Below are Whitmire's top 6 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117566 Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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Whitmire raised a total of $1,317,788 in 2010. Below are Whitmire's top six campaign contributors in the 2010 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117566 Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
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In 2002, a year in which Whitmire was up for re-election, he collected $485,758 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6462 2002 contributions to John Whitmire]</ref>
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In 2002, a year in which Whitmire was up for re-election, he collected $485,758 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6462 2002 contributions to John Whitmire]</ref>
  
 
His four largest contributors in 2002 were:
 
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====2011====
 
====2011====
 
'''John Whitmire''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
 
'''John Whitmire''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
 
==Awards==
 
On October 26, 2010, ''Governing'' magazine named Whitmire and Texas Represenative [[Jerry Madden]] as two of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for their work on reforming the Texas correctional system.<ref>[http://www.governing.com/poy/jerry-madden-john-whitmire.html John Buntin, "The Correctionists," October 2010]</ref>  Other honorees included Georgia Governor [[Sonny Perdue]] and Connecticut Representative [[Diana Urban]].  Each year since 1994, ''Governing'' has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."<ref>[http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/governing-announces-2012-public-officials-of-the-year-1715592.htm ''Governing'', "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
  
Whitmire was born on August 14, 1949 in Hillsboro, Tx.  He and his wife, Becki, have two children: Whitney and Sarah.
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Whitmire and his wife, Becki, have two children: Whitney and Sarah.
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===Awards===
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On October 26, 2010, ''Governing'' magazine named Whitmire and Texas Represenative [[Jerry Madden]] as two of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for their work on reforming the Texas correctional system.<ref>[http://www.governing.com/poy/jerry-madden-john-whitmire.html John Buntin, "The Correctionists," October 2010]</ref>  Other honorees included Georgia Governor [[Sonny Perdue]] and Connecticut Representative [[Diana Urban]].  Each year since 1994, ''Governing'' has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."<ref>[http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/governing-announces-2012-public-officials-of-the-year-1715592.htm ''Governing'', "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2012]</ref>
  
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5464 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5464 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5464 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5464 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/senmem.htm Texas Senate Districts by Number]
 
* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134592 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98480 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81254 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71836 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6462 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=52669 2000]
 
* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134592 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98480 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81254 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71836 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6462 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=52669 2000]
  

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John Whitmire
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Texas State Senate, District 15
Incumbent
In office
1983 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 31
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
Personal
Place of birthHillsboro, TX
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Whitmire (b. August 14, 1949) is a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982.

Biography

Whitmire graduated with a B.A. in political science from the University of Houston and also attended Bates College of Law at the University of Houston.

In addition to being a senator, Whitmire is also an attorney of counsel at Locke, Liddell and Sapp. Prior to his election to the state senate, Whitmire was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1973 to 1982.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Administration
Business & Commerce
Finance

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Whitmire served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Whitmire served on the following Texas Senate committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Whitmire won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 15. Whitmire ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Bill Walker (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Texas State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Whitmire Incumbent 62.3% 135,822
     Republican Bill Walker 37.7% 82,038
Total Votes 217,860

2010

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2010

Whitmire won re-election to the 15th District Seat in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating Republican Bill Walker. [3] He ran unopposed in the primary.

Texas State Senate, District 15
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Whitmire (R) 77,096 59.27%
Bill Walker (D) 52,959 40.72%

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Whitmire won re-election to the 15th District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponent Angel DeLaRosa (R).[4]

Whitmire raised $1,072,000 while DeLaRosa raised $12,808.[5]

Texas State Senate, District 15 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Whitmire (D) 56,884 63.00%
Angel DeLaRosa (R) 33,396 36.99%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Whitmire raised a total of $1,317,788 in 2010. Below are Whitmire's top six campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[6]

Contributor 2010 total
Perry, Bob J. and Doylene $85,000
Border Health $50,000
Brown, Michael G. $35,000
Perry, Bob J. $30,000
Fertitta, Tilman J $25,000
Bailey Jr., F. Kenneth $25,000

2002

In 2002, a year in which Whitmire was up for re-election, he collected $485,758 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Perry, Bob J. and Doylene $20,000
Texas Dental Association $12,000
Texas Association of Realtors $10,000
Texas State Teachers Association $10,000

Scorecards

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

2011

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

Personal

Whitmire and his wife, Becki, have two children: Whitney and Sarah.

Awards

On October 26, 2010, Governing magazine named Whitmire and Texas Represenative Jerry Madden as two of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for their work on reforming the Texas correctional system.[9] Other honorees included Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and Connecticut Representative Diana Urban. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[10]

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