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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
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 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.


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]


  • 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]

U.S. House


Veasey serves on the following committees:[4]

Texas House


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



  • 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, 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.[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 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



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


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.[14]


In 2010, Veasey received $201,344 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[15]

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


Below are Veasey's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[16]

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


Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - 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.[17]

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."[18]


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."[19] 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.[20]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Newly created district
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas District 33
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Texas House District 95
Succeeded by