Larry Gonzales

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Larry Gonzales
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Texas State House, District 52
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
J.D.Texas State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Larry Gonzales is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 52nd District. He has served since 2011.

Biography

Education

  • B.A., Government, University of Texas at Austin, class of 1993.
  • Gonzales is 30 hours into his Master's in Public Administration at Texas State University, class of 2011.[1]

Professional experience

  • Owner, graphic design and communications company[1].

Political experience

  • Assistant vice chancellor, Governmental Relations, Texas State University System[1].

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Local & Consent Calendars
Redistricting
Technology

2011-2012

Gonzales served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

Create jobs

  • Opposes increased government regulation.

Invest in education

  • Supports increased investment in k-12 education, as well as all levels of higher education as well as career and technical training.

Control spending

  • Supports limited government spending.

Private property rights

  • Opposes current levels of property taxes.
  • Believes strong private property rights are best solution to environmental concerns.

State sovereignty

  • Opposes increasing federal interference in Texas.

Values

  • Pro-life.
  • Opposes partial-birth abortion.
  • Supports state funding for the Alternatives to Abortion fun.
  • Opposes gay marriage.
  • Opposes embryonic stem cell research, supporting research using adult stem cells in is place.
  • Opposes human cloning.

2nd Amendment rights

  • Supports strong gun rights.

Voter ID

  • Supports photo ID legislation.
  • Supports free IDs for those who cannot afford them.

Immigration and border security

  • Supports strong, well-equipped border defense.

Transportation

  • Opposes transportation tax fund diversions.

Government reform/accountability

  • Supports limiting government duties to, "a few essential things," such as public and higher education, public safety and highways.
  • Supports increased government transparency.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gonzales won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 52. Gonzales ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Lillian Martinez Simmons (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Gonzales Incumbent 70.3% 31,991
     Libertarian Lillian Martinez Simmons 29.7% 13,526
Total Votes 45,517

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gonzales won election to the Texas House of Representatives, District 52. He defeated John Gordon in the April 13 Republican primary runoff and and then defeated incumbent Democratic candidate Diana Maldonado and Charles McCoy (L) in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 52
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Gonzales (R) 25,430 57.44%
Diana Maldonado (D) 16,823 38%
Charles McCoy (L) 2,012 4.54%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Gonzales raised a total of $1,208,465 in 2010. Below are his top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[5]

Contributor 2010 total
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $308,353
Perry, Bob J $160,000
Associated Republicans of Texas $148,000
Perry, Doylene $145,000
Republican Party of Texas $50,000

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."[6] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Larry Gonzales received a grade of D on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Gonzles and his wife, Marie, have lived in Round Rock since for 14 years. They have two children, aged 8 and 10.

Community service and involvement

  • Member, Government Affairs Committee, Round Rock Chamber of Commerce.
  • Certified mediator.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Diana Maldonado (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 52
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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