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Leticia Van de Putte
Van de Putte.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Date of primaryMarch 4, 2014
Current office
Texas State Senate, District 26
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas-Austin, 1979
Personal
BirthdayDecember 6, 1954
Place of birthTacoma, WA
ProfessionPharmacy
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Leticia R. Van de Putte (b. December 6, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 1998.[1] She became State Senate President Pro Tempore in 2013.[2]

Van de Putte is running for Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 2014.[3]

Biography

Van de Putte graduated with a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979 from the College of Pharmacy.

In addition to being a senator, Van de Putte was also the Advisory Member of Health Systems Research, Incorporated from 1993 to 1999 and also held the title of Pharmacy Advisory Panel, Eli Lilly and Company from 1989 to 1996.[4]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Van de Putte served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Business & Commerce
Education
State Affairs
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Van de Putte served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Van de Putte served on the following Texas Senate committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Texas lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

Van de Putte is running for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Texas. She won the Democratic nomination in the unopposed primary on March 4, 2014.[3][5] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Endorsements

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Van de Putte won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 26. Van de Putte ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Texas State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeticia Van de Putte Incumbent 80.3% 141,040
     Libertarian N. Ruben Flores Perez 13.1% 22,989
     Green Chris Christal 6% 10,588
     Independent Deborah Parrish 0.6% 966
Total Votes 175,583

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Van de Putte won re-election to the 26th District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponent Steve Lopez.[8]

Van de Putte raised $602,179 for her campaign while Lopez raised $0.[9]

Texas State Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Leticia Van de Putte (D) 136,913 81.44%
Steve Lopez (L) 31,194 18.55%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Van de Putte is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Van de Putte raised a total of $3,753,314 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[10]

Leticia Van de Putte's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 26 Won $729,485
2010 Texas State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $578,226
2008 Texas State Senate, District 26 Won $602,179
2006 Texas State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $420,274
2004 Texas State Senate, District 26 Won $486,305
2002 Texas State Senate, District 26 Won $359,854
2000 Texas State Senate, District 26 Won $491,050
1998 Texas State House, District 115 Won $85,941
Grand Total Raised $3,753,314

2012

Van de Putte won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Van de Putte raised a total of $729,485.
Texas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Leticia Van de Putte's campaign in 2012
AT&T$37,284
Border Health$30,000
Texas Association Of Realtors$15,000
Butt, Charles C$15,000
Texas Association Of Realtors PAC- TREPAC$15,000
Total Raised in 2012$729,485
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Van de Putte was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Van de Putte raised a total of $578,226.

2008

Van de Putte won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Van de Putte raised a total of $602,179.

2006

Van de Putte was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Van de Putte raised a total of $420,274.

2004

Van de Putte won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Van de Putte raised a total of $486,305.

2002

Van de Putte won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Van de Putte raised a total of $359,854.

2000

Van de Putte won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Van de Putte raised a total of $491,050.

1998

Van de Putte won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Van de Putte raised a total of $85,941.

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."[11] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Van de Putte received a score of 32.6 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Leticia Van de Putte received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Van de Putte and her husband, Pete, have six children: Nichole, Vanessa, Henry, Gregory, Isabella and Paul.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gregory Luna
Texas Senate District 26
1999-present
Succeeded by
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