|Texas State House, District 95|
|2005 - Present|
|January 11, 2013|
|Years in position||10|
|Per diem||$150 per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Texas Wesleyan University|
|Date of birth||January 3, 1971|
|Place of birth||Tarrant County, TX|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Legislative sessions
- 8 Scorecards
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Veasey was born in Fort Worth. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1995. 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.
- 2004-present: Texas House
- 1998-2004: Staffer, Rep. Martin Frost, D-Texas, 1998-2004
- Commercial real-estate broker
Marc Veasey serves on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
- Elections Committee
- Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee
- Redistricting Committee
- Voter Identification & Voter Fraud, Select Committee Vice Chair
- Environmental Regulation Committee, Texas House
- Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee, Texas House
- Redistricting Committee, Texas House
- 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.
Veasey's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
Veasey ran 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.
|U.S. House, Texas District 33 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House of Representatives Runoff Election, Texas, Congressional District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012|
| Texas House of Representatives, District 95 |
2010 General election results
|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. Veasey raised $263,431 for his campaign; Siegel raised $50.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 95|
|Marc Veasey (D)||39,150||95.51%|
|Hy Siegel (L)||1,838||4.48%|
|Marc Veasey (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$38,239.25||$130,550||$(52,127.18)||$116,662.07|
|Pre-Primary||May 17, 2012||$116,662.07||$126,754.39||$(138,433.26)||$104,983.20|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$104,983.20||$412,198.96||$(264,702.04)||$252,480.12|
|Pre-Runoff||July 19, 2012||$252,480.12||$93,350||$(111,069.65)||$234,760.47|
In 2010, Veasey received $201,344 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||$4,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$201,344|
Below are Veasey's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Texas Democratic Party||$10,600|
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."
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." 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.
- Social media:
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Campaign contributions at Follow The Money
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 95 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
- National Journal "Texas, 33rd House District: Marc Veasey (D)," November 10, 2012
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Veasey
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Veasey
- Campaign website, Issues
- Democratic candidate list
- Unofficial Democratic primary results
- Associated Press primary runoff results
- Texas Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report-2012 Democratic Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012
- Official Texas Election Results
- Texas House official election results for 2008
- District 95 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Federal Election Commission "Marc Veasey's Summary Report," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Marc Veasey April Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Marc Veasey Pre-Primary," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Marc Veasey July Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Marc Veasey Pre-Runoff," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Star-Telegram, "Fort Worth legislator plans legal challenge to Texas' congressional redistricting map", July 14, 2011
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- Project Vote Smart biography
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