Joseph Moody

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Joseph Moody
Texas House of Representatives District 78
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Prosecutor

Joseph Moody was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. He represented District 78 from 2009 to 2010.

Moody is a Prosecutor with the District Attorney's Office. He has worked on campaigns for Al Gore for President, Bill Richardson for Governor, Charles Stenholm for United States Congress, and William E. "Bill" Moody for Texas Supreme Court.

Moody is a founding member of the Migrant Worker Project.[1]

Committee assignments

  • HB 2086 - Relating to the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and punishment for certain gang-related and other criminal offenses, including engaging in organized criminal activity, and to the consequences and costs of engaging in certain activities of a criminal street gang or certain other criminal activity; providing penalties.
  • HB 2187 - Relating to the prosecution and punishment of offenses involving coercing, inducing, or soliciting membership in a criminal street gang.
  • HB 4164 - Relating to the conduct constituting the offense of graffiti, the creation and criminal prosecution of, and penalties for offenses involving graffiti, and the authority of certain governmental entities to take certain actions designed to prevent or eradicate graffiti.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Moody ran for re-election in District 78 and lost. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican Dee Margo in the November 2 general election.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 78
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dee Margo (R) 15,337 52.40%
Joseph Moody (D) 13,927 47.59%


On November 4, 2008, Moody won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 78th District, defeating Dee Margo (R) and Bill Collins (L). Moody received 26,176 votes in the election while Margo received 22,918 votes, and Collins received 1,706 votes.[4] Moody raised $708,548 for his campaign; Margo raised $1,073,457.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 78
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Moody (D) 26,176 51.52%
Dee Margo (R) 22,918 45.11%
Bill Collins (L) 1,706 3.35%

Campaign donors


As of April 3, 2010, Moody has raised $47,477 for his 2010 election campaign.[6] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

His four largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Mostyn Law Firm PC $10,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $1,500
Blackridge Consulting LLP $1,353
7 Donors, Each Donating $1,000 $1,000


In the 2008 election, Moody raised a total of $708,548.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for Insurance Reform $108,251
House Democratic Campaign CMTE $95,500
Blue Texas $80,000
Vote Texas PAC $50,000
Texans for Economic Development $50,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 78
Succeeded by
Dee Margo