Larry Phillips (Texas)

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Larry Phillips
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Texas State House, District 62
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$7,200
Per diem$150 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJanuary 2003
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
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


Larry Phillips served 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]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Phillips won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 62. Phillips was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated Eristeo Perez (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Phillips Incumbent 75.7% 40,219
     Democratic Eristeo Perez 24.3% 12,928
Total Votes 53,147


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%


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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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


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


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.


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
Succeeded by