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{{tnr}}'''Kevin Eltife''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Texas State Senate]], representing the First Senate District since 2004. He is a former Council Member and Mayor of the City of Tyler, Texas.
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{{tnr}}'''Kevin Eltife''' (b. March 1, 1959) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Texas State Senate]], representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
  
Eltife's professional experience includes working as a businessman.  He earned his B.B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin.<ref name=tribune>[http://www.texastribune.org/directory/kevin-eltife/ ''texastribune.org,'' "State Sen. Kevin Eltife"]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Eltife earned his B.B.A. from the University of Texas-Austin.<ref name=tribune>[http://www.texastribune.org/directory/kevin-eltife/ ''texastribune.org,'' "State Sen. Kevin Eltife"]</ref>
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Eltife's professional experience includes working as a businessman. He is a former Council Member and Mayor of the City of Tyler, Texas.
  
 
Eltife was appointed by Gov. George Bush in 1997 to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and has been recognized for his legislative efforts by the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce one of the group’s “Five Outstanding Young Texans” in 1998.<ref name=tribune/>
 
Eltife was appointed by Gov. George Bush in 1997 to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and has been recognized for his legislative efforts by the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce one of the group’s “Five Outstanding Young Texans” in 1998.<ref name=tribune/>
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
Eltife served on the following [[Texas State Senate|Texas Senate]] committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Eltife served on the following [[Texas State Senate|Texas Senate]] committees:
  
 
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===2009-2010===
 
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Eltife served on the following [[Texas State Senate|Texas Senate]] committees:
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Legislation===
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===Sponsored legislation===
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Eltife authored the following 30 pieces of legislation during the 81st Legislature:<ref>[http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Reports/Report.aspx?ID=author&LegSess=81R&code=A1225 Legislation]</ref>
 
Eltife authored the following 30 pieces of legislation during the 81st Legislature:<ref>[http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Reports/Report.aspx?ID=author&LegSess=81R&code=A1225 Legislation]</ref>
  
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*SB 402 Relating to the authority of the voters of a municipality or a county to adopt a one-quarter cent sales and use tax in the municipality or county to provide property tax relief.
 
*SB 402 Relating to the authority of the voters of a municipality or a county to adopt a one-quarter cent sales and use tax in the municipality or county to provide property tax relief.
 
*SB 503 Relating to the required public notice of the name of each finalist for the position of superintendent of a public school district.
 
*SB 503 Relating to the required public notice of the name of each finalist for the position of superintendent of a public school district.
 
 
*SB 507 Relating to filing a wage claim.
 
*SB 507 Relating to filing a wage claim.
 
 
*SB 508 Relating to the consideration of the location of a bidder's principal place of business for certain municipal contracts.
 
*SB 508 Relating to the consideration of the location of a bidder's principal place of business for certain municipal contracts.
 
 
*SB 510 Relating to licensing of certain residents of a state as escrow officers.
 
*SB 510 Relating to licensing of certain residents of a state as escrow officers.
 
 
*SB 511 Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Smith County.
 
*SB 511 Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Smith County.
 
 
*SB 547 Relating to transition to competition in the Southwestern Electric Power Company service area.
 
*SB 547 Relating to transition to competition in the Southwestern Electric Power Company service area.
 
 
*SB 658 Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Sixth Court of Appeals District.
 
*SB 658 Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Sixth Court of Appeals District.
 
 
*SB 659 Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Twelfth Court of Appeals District.
 
*SB 659 Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Twelfth Court of Appeals District.
 
 
*SB 682 Relating to participation in an animal identification system.
 
*SB 682 Relating to participation in an animal identification system.
 
 
*SB 726 Relating to the creation of the Harrison County and Prairielands Groundwater Conservation Districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds and granting a limited power of eminent domain.
 
*SB 726 Relating to the creation of the Harrison County and Prairielands Groundwater Conservation Districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds and granting a limited power of eminent domain.
 
 
*SB 756 Relating to the authority of certain school districts to enter into property tax abatement agreements in connection with realigned or closed military facilities.
 
*SB 756 Relating to the authority of certain school districts to enter into property tax abatement agreements in connection with realigned or closed military facilities.
 
 
*SB 862 Relating to practices and professions regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
 
*SB 862 Relating to practices and professions regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
 
 
*SB 881 Relating to a specialty insurance agent license for certain vendors of portable electronic devices.
 
*SB 881 Relating to a specialty insurance agent license for certain vendors of portable electronic devices.
 
 
*SB 1222 Relating to certain powers of the Red River Redevelopment Authority.
 
*SB 1222 Relating to certain powers of the Red River Redevelopment Authority.
 
 
*SB 1223 Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operation of the Riverbend Water Resources District; providing authority to issue bonds and exercise the power of eminent domain.
 
*SB 1223 Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operation of the Riverbend Water Resources District; providing authority to issue bonds and exercise the power of eminent domain.
 
 
*SB 1569 Relating to unemployment compensation modernization.
 
*SB 1569 Relating to unemployment compensation modernization.
 
 
*SB 1606 Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing and buildings.
 
*SB 1606 Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing and buildings.
 
 
*SB 1856 Relating to the regulation of manufactured housing.
 
*SB 1856 Relating to the regulation of manufactured housing.
 
 
*SB 2136  Relating to provision of surplus lines insurance.
 
*SB 2136  Relating to provision of surplus lines insurance.
 
 
*SB 2233  Relating to the regulation of debt management service providers and a study regarding the business of consumer debt settlement.
 
*SB 2233  Relating to the regulation of debt management service providers and a study regarding the business of consumer debt settlement.
 
 
*SCR 71 In memory of George Harold Whatley, Jr.
 
*SCR 71 In memory of George Harold Whatley, Jr.
 
 
*SCR 81 Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 726.
 
*SCR 81 Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 726.
 
 
*SR 90 Commending Chapel Hill Elementary School for being named a 2009 Blue Ribbon School nominee.
 
*SR 90 Commending Chapel Hill Elementary School for being named a 2009 Blue Ribbon School nominee.
 
 
*SR 252 Recognizing the nursing programs at Panola College in Carthage for their contributions to the community.
 
*SR 252 Recognizing the nursing programs at Panola College in Carthage for their contributions to the community.
 
 
*SR 295 Recognizing Mogiaree Chastain Richardson on the occasion of her 99th birthday.
 
*SR 295 Recognizing Mogiaree Chastain Richardson on the occasion of her 99th birthday.
 
 
*SR 603 Recognizing April 21, 2009, as Rusk County Day at the State Capitol.
 
*SR 603 Recognizing April 21, 2009, as Rusk County Day at the State Capitol.
 
 
*SR 929 Commending Mercy Ships on its contributions to global health.
 
*SR 929 Commending Mercy Ships on its contributions to global health.
 
 
*SR 1070 Recognizing J. C. and Pearl Swafford on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
 
*SR 1070 Recognizing J. C. and Pearl Swafford on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
 
 
*SR 1097 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 726.
 
*SR 1097 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 726.
 
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====2012====
 
Sen Eltife does not list his issue positions on his website.  His views on two issues are provided in press releases:
 
Sen Eltife does not list his issue positions on his website.  His views on two issues are provided in press releases:
 
* Supports low electric rates<reF>[http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/members/dist1/pr09/p012709a.htm Electricity press release]</reF>
 
* Supports low electric rates<reF>[http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/members/dist1/pr09/p012709a.htm Electricity press release]</reF>
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Eltife was born on March 1, 1959.  He and his wife, Kelly, have two children: Walter and Jack.<ref name=tribune/>
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Eltife and his wife, Kelly, have two children: Walter and Jack.<ref name=tribune/>
  
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* [http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members/dist1/dist1.htm Kevin Eltife Senate member page]
 
* [http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members/dist1/dist1.htm Kevin Eltife Senate member page]
* [http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members/dist1/dist1.htm Official website of Kevin Eltife]
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* [http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members/dist1/dist1.htm Official website of Kevin Eltife]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=15354 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=15354 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=15354 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=15354 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]

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Kevin Eltife
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Texas State Senate, District 1
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas-Austin
Personal
Birthday3/1/1959
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kevin Eltife (b. March 1, 1959) is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Eltife earned his B.B.A. from the University of Texas-Austin.[1]

Eltife's professional experience includes working as a businessman. He is a former Council Member and Mayor of the City of Tyler, Texas.

Eltife was appointed by Gov. George Bush in 1997 to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and has been recognized for his legislative efforts by the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce one of the group’s “Five Outstanding Young Texans” in 1998.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Administration, Chair
Business & Commerce
Economic Development
Finance
Natural Resources

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Eltife authored the following 30 pieces of legislation during the 81st Legislature:[2]

Campaign themes

2012

Sen Eltife does not list his issue positions on his website. His views on two issues are provided in press releases:

  • Supports low electric rates[3]
  • Opposes a mandatory HPV vaccine[4]

Senator Eltife addresses the Senate regarding the Texas Department of Transportation

Elections

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Eltife ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 1. Eltife ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Stephen H. Russell (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Texas State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Eltife Incumbent 71.4% 210,091
     Democratic Stephen Russell 28.6% 84,262
Total Votes 294,353

2010

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2010

Eltife won re-election to the 1st District Seat in 2010. He was unopposed. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas State Senate, District 1
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Eltife (R) 140,273 100%

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Eltife won re-election to the 1st District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponent Jason Albers (L).[7]

Eltife raised $555,731 while Albers raised $0.[8]

Texas State Senate, District 1 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Eltife (R) 109,450 83.13%
Jason Albers (L) 22,211 16.86%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Eltife received $514,076 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

His largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Association of Realtors $20,000
Energy Future Holdings Group $13,500
Baytown Bonds $11,500
4 different donors gave equal amounts of: $10,000

2006

In 2006, a year in which Eltife was up for re-election, he collected $555,731 in donations. [9]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Association of Realtors $15,000
James Perkins $10,000
BG Distribution Partners $10,000
Lonnie Pilgrim & Patti $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."[10] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Kevin Eltife received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Eltife and his wife, Kelly, have two children: Walter and Jack.[1]

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