Matt Schaefer

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Matt Schaefer
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Texas House of Representatives, District 6
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 Schaefer is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 6 since 2013.


Campaign themes

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

Taxpayer Money & Common Sense

  • Excerpt:"We should never forget that the money in Austin doesn’t belong to Austin, and taxpayers want good value for their dollars. I oppose tax increases because Austin has a spending problem, not a revenue problem."

Education Excellence and Efficiency

  • Excerpt:"We must adequately fund our schools and colleges to ensure the foundation of our economy, but we must also recognize that taxpayers deserve efficiency for the dollars they provide. Education spending should be tied to accountability and high-standards. At the same time, we need to give educators the flexibility to implement those standards and ensure student achievement."

Life; Protecting the Unborn

  • Excerpt:"I will do everything a State Representative can do to protect life. From the elderly person facing sickness to the unborn baby, we must defend the dignity of each person. Texas must always be a state where every God-given life has the highest value in law."

Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

  • Excerpt:"Marriage was established by God for one man and one woman. The institution of marriage has proven itself throughout history to be the best way to build a family. I will oppose any effort to erode traditional marriage."

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Jurisprudence
Defense & Veterans' Affairs



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schaefer ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 6. Schaefer defeated incumbent Leo Berman in the May 29 primary election and defeated Charles Parkes, III in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Schaefer 88.8% 42,499
     Libertarian Charles Parkes III 11.2% 5,380
Total Votes 47,879
Texas House of Representatives District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Schaefer 57.7% 11,158
Leo Berman Incumbent 42.3% 8,186
Total Votes 19,344

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Preceded by
Leo Berman (R)
Texas House District 6
Succeeded by