Solomon Ortiz, Jr.

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Solomon Ortiz, Jr.
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PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives, District 33
2007 - 2011
Personal
ProfessionPresident, OCS Group, Inc
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Solomon Ortiz, Jr. was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 33 of the Texas House of Representatives. He was initially listed on Democratic Party candidate lists, but was not included on the official Secretary of State candidate listing.

Ortiz was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. He represented District 33 from 2007 to 2011. Prior to his election to the House, Ortiz served as County Chairman of the Nueces Democratic Party.

Ortiz received his BA from Texas A&M University. He is currently the President of OCS Group, Incorporated.[1]

Committee assignments

  • HB 398 - Relating to special event trust funds used to promote major athletic, motor sports racing, and other special events in this state.
  • HB 662 - Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle by a person under 18 years of age while using a wireless communications device.
  • HB 691 - Relating to ownership restrictions on the holders of permits and licenses authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • HB 1652 - Relating to use of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund or the Texas emerging technology fund to promote alternative energy sources and energy efficiency technologies.[2]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ortiz ran for re-election in District 33. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican Raul Torres in the November 2 general election.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 33
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Raul Torres (R) 12,499 52.5%
Solomon Ortiz Jr(D) 11,306 47.49%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Ortiz won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 33rd District, defeating Raul Torres (R) and Justin Garrett (L).[4]

Ortiz raised $324,046 for his campaign; Torres raised $53,833.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 33
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Solomon Ortiz, Jr. (D) 24,582 59.04%
Raul Torres (R) 14,792 35.52%
Justin Garrett (L) 2,261 5.43%

2006

On November 4, 2006, Ortiz won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's District 33, defeating Joe McComb (R).[6]

Ortiz raised $232,276 for his campaign while McComb raised $117,137.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 33 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Solomon Ortiz, Jr. (D) 14,154
Joe McComb (R) 13,023

Campaign donors

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Ortiz has raised $50,125 for his 2010 election campaign.[8] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

His five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Border Health $5,000
Watts Guerra Craft LLP $2,500
Campbell Jr, Morgan S $2,000
Rodriguez, Mary $2,000
Kane, Jerry $2,000

2008

In the 2008 election, Ortiz raised a total of $324,046.[9]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Ortiz Jr, Solomon P $25,000
House Democratic Campaign CMTE $17,000
Finley, George $11,825
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $9,500
Ortiz for Congress CMTE $9,100

2006

In the 2006 election, Ortiz raised a total of $232,276. [10]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign CMTE of Texas $27,500
Celis, Mauricio R $25,000
Texans For Insurance Reform $7,500
Finley, George $6,850
Five Donors, Each Donating $5,000 $5,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 33
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Raul Torres (R)