Marc Veasey

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 14:49, 7 January 2013 by Jlhaas (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
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
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Marc Veasey is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 33rd Congressional District of Texas. He was first elected in 2012.[1]

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

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

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

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

Issues

  • 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.[4]

Campaign themes

2012

Veasey's campaign website listed the following issues:[5]

  • 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 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.[6][7][8]

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 of Representatives Runoff Election, Texas, Congressional District 33 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

[9]

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.[10]

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.[11] Veasey raised $263,431 for his campaign; Siegel raised $50.[12]

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

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Veasey's reports.[13]

Marc Veasey (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2012$38,239.25$130,550$(52,127.18)$116,662.07
Pre-Primary[15]May 17, 2012$116,662.07$126,754.39$(138,433.26)$104,983.20
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2012$104,983.20$412,198.96$(264,702.04)$252,480.12
Pre-Runoff[17]July 19, 2012$252,480.12$93,350$(111,069.65)$234,760.47
Running totals
$762,853.35$(566,332.13)

2010

In 2010, Veasey received $201,344 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[18]

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:[19]

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."[20]

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."[21] 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.[22]

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Newly created district
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas District 33
2013-present
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
'
Texas House District 95
2005–2013
Succeeded by
'