Jose Aliseda

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Jose Aliseda
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Texas State House, District 35
Former Officeholder
In office
2011 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
J.D.University of Texas School of Law
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
CandidateVerification
Jose Aliseda is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 35th District from 2011 to 2013.

Biography

Aliseda attended the University of Texas Law School. He is currently a rancher, a businessman and an attorney. Previously, he has served as a:

  • US Naval officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps.
  • Prosecutor
  • Member of the Board of Pardons and Parole
  • Bee County judge (1998-2003)

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Jose Aliseda served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

2010 Campaign Slogan:"A common sense conservative who will stand up for you in Austin!"

Budget

Excerpt:"Because of the nationwide recession, Texas will be facing a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall when the State Legislature meets next year. Liberals aggravate those problems by spending more and raising taxes. When I served as the Bee County Judge, I solved those problems by cutting the budget and holding the line on spending. Texas taxpayers and their families have to tighten their belts to make ends meet, and we should expect no less from our legislators in Austin."

Small Business

Excerpt:"As an attorney, businessman and rancher, I know the importance of small business and agriculture to our state’s economy. I will work hard to cut red-tape and stop government regulation from strangling our small business owners. And I will fight any efforts to allow a state income tax or to tax small businesses by increasing the margins tax." [1]

NRA rating

Aliseda has an A-rating with the NRA's Texas affilitate, the Texas State Rifle Association[2].

Abortion

Aliseda is endorsed by Texas Right to Life Political Action Committee[3].

Conservative

Aliseda is endorsed by the Conservative Republicans of Texas[4].

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Aliseda won election to the Texas House of Representatives District 35 seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Democratic candidate Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 35
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jose Aliseda (R) 15,324 52.81%
Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles (D) 13.692 47.18%

Campaign donors

2010

Aliseda raised a total of $384,315 in 2010. Below are Aliseda's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[6]

Contributor 2010 total
Associated Republicans of Texas $102,425
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $89,252
Rowling, Robert B. $25,000
Perry Bob J. $17,500
Perry, Bob J. & Doylene $10,000

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

2011

Jose Aliseda received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Aliseda was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[8]

Personal

"Currently a rancher, a businessman and an attorney, Jose is married to Aida Aliseda and is stepfather to her three children – Valerie, Luis and Mark Villarreal." [1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 35
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Oscar Longoria (D)