|Texas House of Representatives, District 6|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schaefer served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Criminal Jurisprudence|
|• Defense & Veterans' Affairs|
Schaefer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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."
Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Matt Schaefer defeated Skip Ogle in the Republican primary. Schaefer defeated Joel Gardner (L) in the general election.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 6 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Matt Schaefer Incumbent||87.8%||26,684|
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.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012|
|Libertarian||Charles Parkes III||11.2%||5,380|
|Texas House of Representatives District 6 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Leo Berman Incumbent||42.3%||8,186|
Comprehensive donor information for Schaefer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Schaefer raised a total of $150,597 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.
|Matt Schaefer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State House, District 6||$150,597|
|Grand Total Raised||$150,597|
2012Schaefer won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Schaefer raised a total of $150,597.
|Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Matt Schaefer's campaign in 2012|
|Mewbourne, Curtis W||$15,000|
|Texas Spine & Joint Hospital||$5,000|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$4,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$150,597|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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 were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.
Schaefer received a score of 100 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
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- Texas House of Representatives Office Website
- Official campaign website
- Matt Schaefer on Facebook
- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- mattfortexas.org - Issues
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed December 2, 2014
- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- Texas Secretary of State Election History
- Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Schaefer, Matt," accessed July 19, 2013
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
Leo Berman (R)
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