Jose Menendez

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Jose Menendez
Jose Menendez.jpg
Texas State House, District 124
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2013
Years in position 14
Base salary$7,200
Per diem$150 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Jose Menendez is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 124 since 2001.

Menendez received his BBA/BA from Southern Methodist University. He has worked as a commercial marketing executive and as Director of Multicultural Markets.[1]

Committee assignments


Jose Menendez serves on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


Issue positions

Menendez did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

  • HB 219 - Relating to an offense of using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle in a school crossing zone.
  • HB 220 - Relating to prohibitions on the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.
  • HB 1232 - Relating to establishing a local behavioral health intervention pilot project.
  • HB 1233 - Relating to the court-ordered administration of psychoactive medication to certain criminal defendants.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Menendez is running in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 124. The primary election takes place on May 29, 2012 and the general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[4]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Menendez won re-election in District 124. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Libertarian Douglas Hanson in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 124
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jose Menendez (D) 15,260 79.22%
Douglas Hanson (L) 4,001 20.77%


On November 4, 2008, Menendez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 124th District, receiving 36,557 votes without opposition.[6] He raised $183,010 for his campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 124
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jose Menendez (D) 36,557 100.00%

Campaign donors


Menendez raised a total of $250,749 in 2010. Below are his top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[8]

Contributor 2010 total
Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers $5,615
Texans Gaming Association $5,000
Border Health $5,000
AT&T $5,000
Texas Association of Realtors $5,000
Pratt Sr., Jack $5,000


Menendez raised $183,010 in 2008. His top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $7,500
Bob J & Doylene Perry $5,000
Bob J Perry $5,000
San Antonio Fire Fighters $5,000
Barry Kahn $3,000


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.


Jose Menendez received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Texas House District 124
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