Marc Veasey

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Marc Veasey
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Texas State House, District 95
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200
Per diem$150 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Marc Veasey is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 95 since 2005.

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.[1]

Veasey is seeking election to the U.S. House in 2012, instead of seeking re-election to the Texas House of Representatives.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

  • 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.[2]

Issues

Veasey 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' 33rd congressional district elections, 2012

Veasey is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 33rd District. He is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.

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.[4]

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.[5] Veasey raised $263,431 for his campaign; Siegel raised $50.[6]

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

2010

In 2010, Veasey received $201,344 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

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:[8]

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

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."[9]

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

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

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