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Marc Veasey
Marc Veasey.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 33
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
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
Bachelor'sTexas Wesleyan University
Date of birthJanuary 3, 1971
Place of birthTarrant County, TX
ProfessionReal-estate broker
Net worth$20,507
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.


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]


  • 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


Veasey serves on the following committees:[4]

Texas House


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



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


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."



See also: Texas' 33rd congressional district elections, 2014

Veasey is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


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


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


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%


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


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Veasey's reports.[15]

Marc Veasey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$21,706.69$154,774.60$(32,613.89)$143,867.40
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$143,867.40$201,381.23$(57,413.54)$287,835.09
Running totals


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.[18] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[19]

Cost per vote

Veasey spent $14.08 per vote received in 2012.


In 2010, Veasey received $201,344 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[20]


Below are Veasey's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[21]

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


Like-minded colleagues

The website Open Congress, tracks whom from each party each member of Congress votes most and least often with.[22]

Veasey most often votes with:

Veasey least often votes with:

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.[23]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


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.[24]

Voting with party


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.[25]

Legislative sessions

82nd (2011-2012)


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."[26]


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


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


Veasey and his wife, Tonya, have one child.[28]

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External links

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  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 National Journal "Texas, 33rd House District: Marc Veasey (D)," November 10, 2012
  3. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Veasey
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Veasey
  6. Campaign website, Issues
  7. Democratic candidate list
  8. Unofficial Democratic primary results
  9. Associated Press primary runoff results
  10. Texas Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report-2012 Democratic Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012
  11. Official Texas Election Results
  12. Texas House official election results for 2008
  13. District 95 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
  14. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Marc Veasey," Accessed March 25, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission "Marc Veasey Summary Report," Accessed July 24, 2013
  16. 'Federal Election Commission "Marc Veasey April Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  17. 'Federal Election Commission "Marc Veasey July Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Marc Veasey 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  19. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  20. Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
  21. Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
  22. OpenCongress, "Marc Veasey," Accessed August 2, 2013
  23. GovTrack, "Marc Veasey," Accessed April 2, 2013
  24. OpenSecrets.org "Marc Veasey (D-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  25. Open Congress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
  26. Star-Telegram, "Fort Worth legislator plans legal challenge to Texas' congressional redistricting map", July 14, 2011
  27. Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
  28. Project Vote Smart biography
Political offices
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Newly created district
U.S. House - Texas, District 33
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Texas House District 95
Succeeded by