Robert Miklos

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Robert Miklos
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Texas House of Representatives, District 101
Former member
In office
2009-2011
PartyDemocratic
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Robert Miklos is a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 101 from 2009 to 2011.

Issues

Campaign themes

On his website Miklos listed six priority issues:[1]

  • Tuition - "Robert wants to roll back tuition rates and invest most of the states budget surplus into the education of our children – from elementary school to college. He wants to freeze tuition rates until we address both higher education funding and declining financial aid."
  • Utilities - "Deregulation took us from the lowest to the highest utility bills in the nation. Robert will fight to cap utility rate increases so they cannot rise faster than inflation."
  • Insurance - "Texas pays the highest homeowners insurance rates in the country...Robert will fight to make the Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner an elected position – accountable to voters and ratepayers."
  • Education - "We must re-prioritize our state budget to increase funding for public education, and put it front and center. Our public schools should be the centerpiece of our communities, ensuring that our children receive the best education possible."
  • New Economy - "We need to encourage responsible oil and gas drilling, but we must work to end our addiction to foreign oil. The first steps would be to encourage wind and sun farms in west Texas through tax breaks and incentives to businesses, and through providing the infrastructure to move the energy created throughout the state."
  • Transportation - "Mesquite, Balch Springs and Sunnyvale are in need of mass transit, including commuter rail. Robert will explore every avenue to bring this service to the district. Mass transit is vital for economic development."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Miklos ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 107. Miklos ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by incumbent Kenneth Sheets (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 107, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Sheets Incumbent 50.8% 25,868
     Democratic Robert Miklos 49.2% 25,018
Total Votes 50,886

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Miklos lost re-election in District 101 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican Cindy Burkett in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 101
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Cindy Burkett (R) 13,266 51.81%
Robert Miklos (D) 12,338 48.18%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Miklos won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 101st District, defeating Mike Anderson (R). Miklos received 23,713 votes in the election while Anderson received 23,192 votes.[5] Miklos raised $427,604 for his campaign; Anderson raised $586,311.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 101
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Miklos (D) 23,713 50.55%
Mike Anderson (R) 23,192 49.44%

Campaign donors

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Miklos has raised $68,390 for his 2010 election campaign.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Mostyn Law Firm PC $15,000
Texvac $10,000
Fikes, Lee $5,000
Texas Values in Action Coalition $5,000
Baron, Lisa $2,500

2008

In the 2008 election, Miklos raised a total of $427,604.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for Insurance Reform $130,064
Blue Texas $100,000
House Democratic Campaign CMTE $45,000
Texblog PAC $11,000
Miklos, Robert $10,220

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 101
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Cindy Burkett (R)