Matt Krause

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Matt Krause
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Texas House of Representatives, District 93
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Matt Krause is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 93 since 2013.


Campaign themes

Krause's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

State Budget

  • Excerpt:"Texas politicians can no longer use the same budgetary gimmicks that we so often deride in our leaders in Washington D.C. Unfortunately, the 82nd Legislature “balanced the budget” by using those gimmicks. We need to put Texas on sound fiscal footing by requiring a zero-based budget so that each department and program has to justify its use every biennium."


  • Excerpt:"I oppose all efforts to implement an income tax here in the Lone Star State. I will also seek to substantially reduce if not eliminate the Margins Tax which places a heavy burden on our most vital and effective job creators: small businesses and entrepreneurs."

Sanctity of Life

  • Excerpt:"I believe that life begins at conception and that life should be protected with the full force of law. We must respect life from conception to natural death."


  • Excerpt:"As Texans we understand that without properly educating our children, the future prosperity of the state is in jeopardy. That means that funding for education should go to those who need it most – teachers and students in the classroom. I also believe that we should continue to pursue alternate means of educating our children such as charter schools and online learning."

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Krause served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
County Affairs
Special Purpose Districts



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Krause won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 93. Krause defeated Patricia Pat Carlson and incumbent Barbara Nash in the May 29 primary election and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 93, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Krause 58.9% 29,527
     Democratic Shane Hardin 37.5% 18,797
     Libertarian Bruce Beckham 3.5% 1,768
Total Votes 50,092
Texas House of Representatives District 93 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Krause 50.7% 3,098
Barbara Nash Incumbent 37.6% 2,298
Patricia Pat Carlson 11.7% 715
Total Votes 6,111


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Krause ran in the 2010 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 99. He was defeated by incumbent Charlie Geren in the March 2 GOP primary election.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Barbara Nash (R)
Texas House District 93
Succeeded by