Phil Stephenson

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Phil Stephenson
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Texas House of Representatives, District 85
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Personal
Birthday02/04/1945
Place of birthDuncan, OK
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Phil Stephenson is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 85. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Efficiency & Reform
Pensions

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take 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 will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Phil Stephenson was unopposed in the Republican primary, and Cynthia Drabek was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Drabek will face Stephenson in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stephenson won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 85. Stephenson defeated Lee Duggan in the May 29 primary election and defeated Dora Olivo (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Stephenson 58.3% 28,626
     Democratic Dora Olivo 41.7% 20,435
Total Votes 49,061


Texas House of Representatives District 85 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Stephenson 53.3% 5,944
Lee Duggan 46.7% 5,208
Total Votes 11,152

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stephenson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Stephenson raised a total of $252,814 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[6]

Phil Stephenson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 85 Won $252,814
Grand Total Raised $252,814

2012

Stephenson won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stephenson raised a total of $252,814.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phil Stephenson's campaign in 2012
Stephenson, Phil$66,000
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$10,532
Stephenson, Scott$10,000
Corte, Pat$10,000
Schmermund, John$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$252,814
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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."[7] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Stephenson received a score of 39.7 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Stephenson and his wife, Barbara, have two children.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Landtroop (R)
Texas House District 85
2013–present
Succeeded by
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