|Texas House of Representatives, District 4|
|January 11, 2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
Gooden attended Terrell High, where his father was the head football coach, and earned degrees in finance and government from the University of Texas. Gooden works as an insurance and risk-management consultant. He is from Terrell.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gooden served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• House Administration|
|• Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence|
|• Licensing & Administrative Procedures|
Gooden served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• County Affairs|
|• House Administration|
Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Stuart Spitzer defeated incumbent Lance Gooden in the Republican primary. Spitzer defeated Frederick Stralow (L) in the general election.
Gooden ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 4. Gooden defeated Stuart Spitzer in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives District 4 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Lance Gooden Incumbent||54.4%||8,159|
In the March 2 Republican primary election, Gooden defeated incumbent Betty Brown by a margin of 9,095-8,918. Brown was seeking her seventh term. Gooden won election to the District 4 seat, defeating Melissa Pehle-Hill (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 4 |
2010 General election results
|Lance Gooden (R)||14,904||100%|
Comprehensive donor information for Gooden is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gooden raised a total of $773,899 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.
|Lance Gooden's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 4||$496,838|
|2010||Texas State House, District 4||$277,061|
|Grand Total Raised||$773,899|
2012Gooden won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gooden raised a total of $496,838.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Lance Gooden's campaign in 2012|
|Texas House Leadership Fund||$24,019|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$15,406|
|Wilson, Rick & Sandra||$14,400|
|Total Raised in 2012||$496,838|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Gooden won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gooden raised a total of $277,061.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Lance Gooden's campaign in 2010|
|Texans for Insurance Reform||$46,212|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$25,095|
|Texas Parent PAC||$14,500|
|Perry, Bob J||$10,000|
|Texas Oil & Gas Association||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$277,061|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Lance Gooden received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
In 2012, Gooden's endorsements included the following:
- Texas Right to Life
- National Rifle Association
- State Senator Bob Deuell
- Recipient of the "Civil Justice Leadership Award" from Texans for Lawsuit Reform
- Recipient of the "Fighter for Free Enterprise" award from the Texas Association of Business
Note: A full list of Gooden's 2012 endorsements can be found on his website, here.
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- Profile from Open States
- Lance Gooden on Twitter
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Texas Tribune, "Representative," accessed May 24, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed July 30, 2014
- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 17, 2014
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Gooden, Lance," accessed July 19, 2013
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
Betty Brown (R)
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