Richard Raymond

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Richard Raymond
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Texas State House, District 42
In office
1993-1999, 2001 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 14
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJanuary 2001
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives, District 42
Office website
Campaign website
Richard Raymond is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 42. He first served from 1993-1999, and has currently served since winning a special election in January 2001.

Raymond, a businessman and consultant, received both his JD and BA from the University of Texas, Austin.[1]

Raymond is a sponsor of the Texas Open Beaches Amendment (2009) which will be on the November 2009 ballot in Texas.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services, Chair
Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Rules & Resolutions


Richard Raymond served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


  • HB 316 - Relating to mandatory kindergarten attendance in public schools.
  • HB 327 - Relating to a grant program for after-school child-care programs provided by school districts.
  • HB 540 - Relating to bullying as a ground for removing a public school student from class and placing the student in a disciplinary alternative education program.
  • HB 543 - Relating to prohibiting human cloning and other uses of human tissue by institutions of higher education; providing penalties.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Raymond ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 42. Raymond ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Raymond won re-election unopposed in District 42 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 42
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Pena Raymond (D) 18,798 100


On November 4, 2008, Raymond won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 42nd District. Raymond ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 31,129 votes.[6] Raymond raised $272,111 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Raymond received $485,557 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]


Below are Raymond's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Fasaken Management LLC $22,423
Border Health PAC $20,000
Laredo Real Foods Inc $15,424
Carlos DeLlano $13,000
Laredo Encino LTD $10,000


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."[10] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Richard Raymond received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
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Texas House District 42
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Texas House District 42
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