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|Name = Marc Veasey
 
|Name = Marc Veasey
|Profile picture =  
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|Profile picture = Marc Veasey.jpg
|Position = Texas State House, District 95
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|Position = U.S. House, Texas, District 33
|Status = Incumbent  
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|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = 2005 - Present
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|Tenure = January 3, 2013-Present
|Term ends = January 11, 2013
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
|Assumed office = 2005
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|Assumed office = 2013
|Political party = Democratic
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|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
|Office website = http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=95
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|Predecessor = N/A
|Campaign website =  
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|Office website = http://veasey.house.gov/
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|Campaign website = http://www.marcveasey.com/
 
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|Base salary = $7,200
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
|Per diem = $150 per day
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|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Appointed =
 
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|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
|First elected = 2004
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|First elected = [[Texas' 33rd congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[State legislative elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Next election = [[Texas' 33rd congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $ = 1,219,902
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|Prior office = Texas State House
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|Prior office years = 2005-2013
 
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|Associate's =  
 
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|Bachelor's = Texas Wesleyan University
 
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|Birthday = January 3, 1971
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|Place of birth = Tarrant County, TX
|Profession =
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|Profession = Real-estate broker
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|Net worth = $20,507
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Marc Veasey''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 95 since 2005.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Marc Veasey''' (b. January 3, 1971 in Tarrant County, Texas) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Texas' 33rd congressional district|the 33rd Congressional District]] of [[Texas]]. He was first elected in 2012. He defeated [[Chuck Bradley]] (R) and [[Ed Lindsay]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref> 
  
Veasey is a community activist and has worked as a health care consultant, Legislative Aide to Democratic Congressman Martin Frost, Realtor, sports writer for Source Media's IT Network, and for the Star-Telegram.
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Veasey is a former member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 95 from 2005 to 2013.  
  
Veasey is a member of the Fort Worth Ambassadors, Tarrant County Black Genealogical Society Advisory Committee, and Volunteer Center of Tarrant County.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=49671 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Veasey]</ref>
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{{Introanalysis
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|Party=Democratic
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|Rating=Average
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|Fullname=Marc Veasey
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|Lastname=Veasey
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==Committee assignments==
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==Biography==
===2011-2012===
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Veasey was born in Fort Worth. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1995.<ref name="nj">[http://nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/texas-33rd-house-district-20121101 ''National Journal'' "Texas, 33rd House District: Marc Veasey (D)," November 10, 2012]</ref> Veasey is a community activist and has worked as a health care consultant, Legislative Aide to Democratic Congressman Martin Frost, Realtor, sports writer for Source Media's IT Network, and for the Star-Telegram. Veasey is a member of the Fort Worth Ambassadors, Tarrant County Black Genealogical Society Advisory Committee, and Volunteer Center of Tarrant County.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=49671 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Veasey]</ref>
Marc Veasey serves on the following [[Texas House of Representatives]] committees:
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==Career==
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* 1998-2004: Staffer, Rep. Martin Frost, D-Texas, 1998-2004<ref name="nj"/>
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* 2004-2013: Texas House of Representatives <ref name="nj"/>
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* 2013-present: U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
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* Commercial real-estate broker<ref name="nj"/>
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Veasey serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Committee on Armed Services]]
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**Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
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**Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]
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**Subcommittee on Energy
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**Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics - 7
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===Texas House===
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====2011-2012====
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Marc Veasey served on the following [[Texas House of Representatives]] committees:
 
* [[Elections Committee, Texas House |Elections Committee]]
 
* [[Elections Committee, Texas House |Elections Committee]]
 
* [[Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee, Texas House |Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee]]
 
* [[Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee, Texas House |Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee]]
 
* [[Redistricting Committee, Texas House |Redistricting Committee]]
 
* [[Redistricting Committee, Texas House |Redistricting Committee]]
 
* Voter Identification & Voter Fraud, Select Committee ''Vice Chair''
 
* Voter Identification & Voter Fraud, Select Committee ''Vice Chair''
===2009-2010===
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====2009-2010====
 
* [[Environmental Regulation Committee, Texas House]]
 
* [[Environmental Regulation Committee, Texas House]]
 
* [[Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee, Texas House]]
 
* [[Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee, Texas House]]
 
* [[Redistricting Committee, Texas House]]
 
* [[Redistricting Committee, Texas House]]
  
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==Issues==
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
===Sponsored legislation===
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Veasey sponsored the following legislation while a member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]]:
 
*HB 616 - Relating to a study regarding the effectiveness of the James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act.
 
*HB 616 - Relating to a study regarding the effectiveness of the James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act.
 
*HB 860 - Relating to sanctions available for certain academically unacceptable campuses.
 
*HB 860 - Relating to sanctions available for certain academically unacceptable campuses.
 
*HB 3089 - Relating to the disposition of vehicles by a local government participating in a program designed to encourage the use of low-emission vehicles.<ref>[http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Reports/Report.aspx?ID=author&LegSess=81R&Code=A4725 Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Veasey]</ref>
 
*HB 3089 - Relating to the disposition of vehicles by a local government participating in a program designed to encourage the use of low-emission vehicles.<ref>[http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Reports/Report.aspx?ID=author&LegSess=81R&Code=A4725 Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Veasey]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Veasey's campaign website listed the following issues:<Ref>[http://www.marcveasey.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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*'''Education
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:Excerpt: "The reason North Texans are seeing news stories about school closures and teacher layoffs is because Republicans chose to cut $5.4 billion from our children’s public education system rather than close corporate tax loopholes or use a part of our state’s savings account known as the Rainy Day Fund."
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*'''Healthcare
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:Excerpt: "I’m a strong proponent of affordable, quality health care for all and I believe we must be more proactive in addressing health issues.  As State Representative, I personally helped secure the second federal medical clinic for residents in my district."
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*'''Jobs
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:Excerpt: "As a staffer for Congressman Martin Frost, I played a key role in winning federal support needed to build the freeway exchange and road extensions at Cockrell Hill Road on I-30. Not only did that project create jobs, but the economic growth and development it produced served to create and retain even more jobs."
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*'''Immigration
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:Excerpt: "We need comprehensive immigration reform. We need a pathway to legalization for the hard-working men and women who have stayed out of trouble and are living in our communities in the shadows."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 33rd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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Veasey won election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 33rd congressional district elections, 2012|33rd District]]. He and [[Domingo Garcia]] defeated [[Chrysta Castaneda]], [[David Alameel]], [[Kathleen Hicks]], [[J.R. Molina]], [[Carlos Quintanilla]], [[Jason Roberts]], [[Steve Salazar]], [[Kyev Tatum]], and [[Manuel Valdez]] in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary.  Veasey went on to defeat Garcia in the July 31 runoff.  He defeated [[Chuck Bradley]] (R) and [[Ed Lindsay]] (G) in the general election on November 6.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Democratic candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_161_state.htm Unofficial Democratic primary results]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/TX_US_House_0731.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associated Press primary runoff results]</ref>
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber= U.S. House, Texas District 33 Runoff
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|party=Democratic
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|winner1 =Marc Veasey
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|candidate2 =Domingo Garcia
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|votes1 =10766
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|votes2 = 9653
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}}
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<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe ''Texas Secretary of State,'' "Race Summary Report-2012 Democratic Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012]</ref>
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=U.S. House, Texas District 33
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|party=Democratic
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|winner1 = Marc Veasey
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|Inc1 = Y
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|winner2 = Domingo Garcia
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|candidate3 = Kathleen Hicks
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|candidate4 = David Alameel
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|candidate5 = Manuel Valdez
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|candidate6 = Steve Salazar
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|candidate7 = Chrysta Castaneda
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|candidate8 = Jason E. Roberts
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|candidate9 = Carlos Quintanilla
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|candidate10 = Kyev Tatum, Sr.
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|candidate11 = J. R. Molina
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|votes1 = 6938
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|votes2 = 4715
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|votes3 = 2372
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|votes4 = 2064
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|votes5 = 884
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|votes6 = 482
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|votes7 = 395
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|votes8 = 342
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|votes9 = 286
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|votes10 = 201
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|votes11 = 189
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}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Veasey
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|Editdate=March 25, 2013
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|year=2012
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00033839&cycle=2012&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Marc Veasey," Accessed March 25, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=1219902
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 33rd congressional district{{!}}District 33]])
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}}
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===2012===
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[[File:Marc Veasey 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Veasey's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Veasey won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Veasey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,219,902 and spent $1,198,195.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00033839&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Marc Veasey 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Texas' 33rd Congressional District
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $1,219,902
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|total spent = $1,198,195
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|opponent raised = $12,983
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|opponent spent = $12,983
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|org1 = Nix, Patterson & Roach
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|org2 = American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees
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|org3 = Bass Brothers Enterprises
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|org4 = American Federation of Teachers
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|org5 = nternational Assn of Fire Fighters
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|orgdonor1 = $36,500
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|orgdonor2 = $20,000
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|orgdonor3 = $20,000
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|orgdonor4 = $15,000
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|orgdonor5 = $15,000
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|ind1 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind3 = Industrial Unions
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|ind4 = Oil & Gas
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|ind5 = Real Estate
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|inddonor1 = $162,300
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|inddonor2 = $74,250
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|inddonor3 = $60,000
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|inddonor4 = $52,000
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|inddonor5 = $43,750
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|}}
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===2010===
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In 2010, Veasey received $201,344 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=TX&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions]</ref>
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{{slp donor box 2010
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|Chamber = Texas House of Representatives
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $201,344
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|org1 = Bill White For Texas Governor
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|org2 = Texas Values In Action Coalition
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|org3 = Chickasaw Nation
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|org4 = Border Health
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|org5 = Texas Trial Lawyers Association
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|orgdonor1 = $10,000
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|orgdonor2 = $8,000
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|orgdonor3 = $7,500
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|orgdonor4 = $5,000
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|orgdonor5 = $4,000
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|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
 
Below are Veasey's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=112134 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
Below are Veasey's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=112134 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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==Analysis==
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Veasey missed 3 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013.  This amounts to 3.4%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/marc_veasey/412579 ''GovTrack,'' "Marc Veasey," Accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Veasey's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-83,984 to $124,999. That averages to $20,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00033839&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Marc Veasey (D-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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====2013====
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The website ''Open Congress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Veasey has voted with the Democratic Party '''95.4%''' of the time. This ranked 104th among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/votes_with_party/house/democrat ''Open Congress'' "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Legislative sessions==
 
==Legislative sessions==
 
===82nd (2011-2012)===
 
===82nd (2011-2012)===
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'''Marc Veasey''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
 
'''Marc Veasey''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
  
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==Personal==
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Veasey and his wife, Tonya, have one child.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/49671/marc-veasey Project Vote Smart biography]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Marc + Veasey + Texas + House'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.marcveasey.com/ Marc Veasey's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.marcveasey.com/ Marc Veasey's campaign website]
*[http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist95/welcome.htm Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Veasey]  
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*[http://veasey.house.gov/ Official U.S. House website]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=49671 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=49671 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=112134 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81235 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64083 2004]
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*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/71419/texas-(tx)-state-representative-marc-veasey-%5Btx-house-of-representatives%5D Freedom Speaks profile]
 
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/71419/texas-(tx)-state-representative-marc-veasey-%5Btx-house-of-representatives%5D Freedom Speaks profile]
 
*[http://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=24928&office=21837 Texas State Directory profile]
 
*[http://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=24928&office=21837 Texas State Directory profile]
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*[http://vote-tx.org/Intro.aspx?State=TX&Id=TXVeaseyMarc Vote-TX.org profile]
 
*[http://vote-tx.org/Intro.aspx?State=TX&Id=TXVeaseyMarc Vote-TX.org profile]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/members/marc-veasey-texas-208542 State Surge profile]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/members/marc-veasey-texas-208542 State Surge profile]
*[http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Veasey/1248020461 Marc Veasey on Facebook]
 
*[http://twitter.com/MarcVeasey Marc Veasey on Twitter]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Marc Veasey
Marc Veasey.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 33
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorN/A
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,219,902
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas State House
2005-2013
Education
Bachelor'sTexas Wesleyan University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 3, 1971
Place of birthTarrant County, TX
ProfessionReal-estate broker
Net worth$20,507
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Marc Veasey (b. January 3, 1971 in Tarrant County, Texas) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 33rd Congressional District of Texas. He was first elected in 2012. He defeated Chuck Bradley (R) and Ed Lindsay (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Veasey is a former member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 95 from 2005 to 2013.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Veasey is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Veasey was born in Fort Worth. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1995.[2] Veasey is a community activist and has worked as a health care consultant, Legislative Aide to Democratic Congressman Martin Frost, Realtor, sports writer for Source Media's IT Network, and for the Star-Telegram. Veasey is a member of the Fort Worth Ambassadors, Tarrant County Black Genealogical Society Advisory Committee, and Volunteer Center of Tarrant County.[3]

Career

  • 1998-2004: Staffer, Rep. Martin Frost, D-Texas, 1998-2004[2]
  • 2004-2013: Texas House of Representatives [2]
  • 2013-present: U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
  • Commercial real-estate broker[2]

U.S. House

2013-2014

Veasey serves on the following committees:[4]

Texas House

2011-2012

Marc Veasey served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

Issues

Veasey sponsored the following legislation while a member of the Texas House of Representatives:

  • HB 616 - Relating to a study regarding the effectiveness of the James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act.
  • HB 860 - Relating to sanctions available for certain academically unacceptable campuses.
  • HB 3089 - Relating to the disposition of vehicles by a local government participating in a program designed to encourage the use of low-emission vehicles.[5]

Campaign themes

2012

Veasey's campaign website listed the following issues:[6]

  • Education
Excerpt: "The reason North Texans are seeing news stories about school closures and teacher layoffs is because Republicans chose to cut $5.4 billion from our children’s public education system rather than close corporate tax loopholes or use a part of our state’s savings account known as the Rainy Day Fund."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I’m a strong proponent of affordable, quality health care for all and I believe we must be more proactive in addressing health issues. As State Representative, I personally helped secure the second federal medical clinic for residents in my district."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "As a staffer for Congressman Martin Frost, I played a key role in winning federal support needed to build the freeway exchange and road extensions at Cockrell Hill Road on I-30. Not only did that project create jobs, but the economic growth and development it produced served to create and retain even more jobs."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "We need comprehensive immigration reform. We need a pathway to legalization for the hard-working men and women who have stayed out of trouble and are living in our communities in the shadows."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 33rd congressional district elections, 2012

Veasey won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 33rd District. He and Domingo Garcia defeated Chrysta Castaneda, David Alameel, Kathleen Hicks, J.R. Molina, Carlos Quintanilla, Jason Roberts, Steve Salazar, Kyev Tatum, and Manuel Valdez in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary. Veasey went on to defeat Garcia in the July 31 runoff. He defeated Chuck Bradley (R) and Ed Lindsay (G) in the general election on November 6.[7][8][9]

U.S. House, Texas District 33 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey 72.5% 85,114
     Republican Chuck Bradley 25.8% 30,252
     Green Ed Lindsay 1.7% 2,009
Total Votes 117,375
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, Texas District 33 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey 52.7% 10,766
Domingo Garcia 47.3% 9,653
Total Votes 20,419

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U.S. House, Texas District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 36.8% 6,938
Green check mark transparent.pngDomingo Garcia 25% 4,715
Kathleen Hicks 12.6% 2,372
David Alameel 10.9% 2,064
Manuel Valdez 4.7% 884
Steve Salazar 2.6% 482
Chrysta Castaneda 2.1% 395
Jason E. Roberts 1.8% 342
Carlos Quintanilla 1.5% 286
Kyev Tatum, Sr. 1.1% 201
J. R. Molina 1% 189
Total Votes 18,868

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Veasey won re-election in District 95. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated independent Nicholas Cordova in the November 2 general election.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 95
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Veasey (D) 19,835 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Veasey won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 95th District, defeating Hy Siegel (L). Veasey received 39,150 votes in the election while Siegel received 1,838 votes.[12] Veasey raised $263,431 for his campaign; Siegel raised $50.[13]

Texas House of Representatives, District 95
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marc Veasey (D) 39,150 95.51%
Hy Siegel (L) 1,838 4.48%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Veasey is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Veasey raised a total of $1,219,902 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[14]

Marc Veasey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 33) Won $1,219,902
Grand Total Raised $1,219,902

2012

Breakdown of the source of Veasey's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Veasey won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Veasey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,219,902 and spent $1,198,195.[15]

2010

In 2010, Veasey received $201,344 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[16]

Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marc Veasey's campaign in 2010
Bill White For Texas Governor$10,000
Texas Values In Action Coalition$8,000
Chickasaw Nation$7,500
Border Health$5,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2010 $201,344

2008

Below are Veasey's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[17]

Contributor 2008 total
Texas Democratic Party $10,600
Amber Anderson $10,000
Joe Lamantia $10,000
Brian Pardo $5,000
Brian Pardo $5,000

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Veasey missed 3 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 3.4%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[18]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Veasey's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-83,984 to $124,999. That averages to $20,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.[19]

Voting with party

2013

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Veasey has voted with the Democratic Party 95.4% of the time. This ranked 104th among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.[20]

Legislative sessions

82nd (2011-2012)

Redistricting

Representative Veasey announced in July 2011 his intentions of filing a lawsuit to block the state's congressional redistricting plan. He claimed the plan disproportionately diluted minority voting power in the Lone Star State. Commenting on the redistricting plan Veasy stated "It is Republicans harming minority voters and breaking the law in order to hold and expand their power. It is shameful that Republican leaders in Texas would rather attack and destroy the voting rights of minority citizens than work hard to earn the respect of African-American and Hispanic voters."[21]

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

2011

Marc Veasey received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Veasey and his wife, Tonya, have one child.[23]

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