Larry Phillips (Texas)

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Larry Phillips
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Texas State House, District 62
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2013
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200
Per diem$150 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedJanuary 2003
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Larry Phillips is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 62 since winning a special election in January 2003.

Phillips works as an attorney, receiving his JD from the University of Houston and BBA from Baylor University.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Larry Phillips serves on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


  • HB 106 - Relating to a minimum salary schedule for certain professional public school employees with more than 20 years of experience.
  • HB 109 - Relating to the issuance of "Choose Life" license plates and the creation of the Choose Life account in the general revenue fund.
  • HB 2232 - Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Fannin County.
  • HB 4674 - Relating to the regulation of driver's licenses and personal identification certificates by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas, including enforcement measures against fictitious or fraudulently obtained licenses or certificates; providing a criminal penalty.[2]

Issues

Phillips did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Phillips is running in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 62. The primary election takes place on April 3, 2012 and the general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Phillips won re-election in District 62. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Libertarian Kenneth Myers in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 62
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Philips (R) 26,133 87.72%
Kenneth Myers (L) 3,657 12.27%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Phillips won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 62nd District, defeating Peter Veeck (D). Phillips received 37,588 votes in the election while Veeck received 17,365 votes.[6] Phillips raised $107,784 for his campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 62
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Phillips (R) 37,588 68.40%
Peter Veeck (D) 17,365 31.59%

Campaign donors

2010

Phillips raised a total of $101,086 in 2010. Below are Phillips' top 3 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[8]

Contributor 2010 total
Union Pacific Corp. $3,500
Hillco Partners $3,027
Atmos Energy $3,000
Texas House Republican Leadership Fund $2,500

2008

Below are Phillips's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $4,000
Coalition for Better Transporation $3,000
Hillco Partners $3,000
Texas Automobile Dealers Assoc $3,000
Texas Electric Cooperatives $3,000

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

Larry Phillips received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Phillips was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[11]

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Political offices
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Texas House District 62
2003–present
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