|Texas State House, District 123|
|2003 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Villarreal is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary's University, and works for SAMCO Capitol Markets. He has previously worked as Owner/Operator of Dialogue Systems, Research Analyst for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Research Analyst for the Hausrath Economics Group, Government Instructor at Incarnate Word College, Consultant at Interlex, and Research Analyst for JP Morgan Securities.
Villarreal is a Fellow at the American Economic Association Research, Research Fellow at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and a Woodrow Wilson Policy Fellow.
"State Representative Mike Villarreal was born and raised in San Antonio Texas. His father immigrated to the United States from Mexico with his family as a child. His mother is a product of the Edgewood community on the West Side of San Antonio. Together they taught their children the importance of earning an education, working hard and aspiring for a better life.
Mike’s parents sent him to Catholic schools: St. Luke’s Catholic Elementary and Central Catholic High School. While at Central, he began taking classes at San Antonio College. He went on to receive an economics degree at Texas A&M University and later earned a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Mike's professional background is in finance. He has worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, JP Morgan Securities. He currently directs the San Antonio office for Public Financial Management, the nation's leading public finance advisory firm. In 1999, Mike launched a grassroots campaign for the Texas House of Representatives. His prior elected experience was serving as vice president of his neighborhood association in Beacon Hill. To win his election, Mike knocked on over 4,000 doors to meet his voters one-on-one. On election night, Mike won by one vote, defeating a judge backed by the local political establishment. Mike is in his 6th term at the State Capitol advancing a public agenda that invests in education, protects our quality of life and environment, values work and aspiration, and ensures that government is accountable to citizens. Mike is known as a lawmaker who listens to all sides, studies the issues, and reaches his own independent decisions. Mike is married to Jeanne Russell. They are raising two children, Bella and Marcos. Mike brings a great sense of humor to his work. He lived in a state park during the 80th legislative session when the state was renewing its parks department. He appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart poking fun at proposed legislation to regulate sexy cheerleading."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Villarreal served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Investments & Financial Services, Chair|
|• Public Education|
Villarreal served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Redistricting, Vice-chair|
|• Ways & Means|
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Redistricting, Vice-chair|
|• Ways & Means|
- HB 391 - Relating to limits on political contributions and direct campaign expenditures by individuals, partnerships, partners, and limited liability companies; providing civil and criminal penalties.
- HB 403 - Relating to the capital improvements that a local government may finance with an impact fee.
- HB 538 - Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression
- HB 657 - Relating to the requirement that state agencies purchase low-emissions vehicles as a minimum percentage of their purchased vehicles.
Villarreal won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 123. Villarreal ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Chuck Robinson (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 123, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Michael Villarreal Incumbent||87.5%||32,958|
Villarreal ran for re-election in District 123. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 123|
|Mike Villarreal (D)||27,040||100.00%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Villarreal received $334,724 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Villarreal's campaign in 2010|
|Butt, Charles C||$17,500|
|Texas Association Of Property Tax Professionals||$5,250|
|Texas Association Of Realtors||$5,044|
|Total Raised in 2010||$334,724|
Villarreal raised $209,382 in 2008. His top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.
|Charles C Butt||$10,000|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$6,000|
|Bob J Perry||$5,000|
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 are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Mike Villarreal received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Michael Villarreal's campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Michael Villarreal
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 123 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Mexican American Legislative Caucus profile
- Mike Villarreal on Facebook
- Mike Villarreal on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Villarreal
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Villarreal
- Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates
- Texas House official election results for 2008
- District 123 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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