Jose Menendez

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Jose Menendez
Jose Menendez.jpg
Texas State House, District 124
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 14
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Defense & Veterans' Affairs, Chair
State Affairs


Menendez served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


Issue positions

  • 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.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Menendez won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 124. Menendez ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Herb Gonzales, Jr. (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 124, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose Menendez Incumbent 84.9% 31,915
     Green Herb Gonzales, Jr. 15.1% 5,661
Total Votes 37,576


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.[4]

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.[5] He raised $183,010 for his campaign.[6]

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

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Menendez raised a total of $250,749 in 2010. Below are his top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[7]

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.[8]

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."[9] 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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