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Trey Martinez Fischer

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Trey Martinez Fischer
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Texas State House, District 116
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Trey Martinez Fischer is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 116 since 2001.

Fischer, an attorney, earned his JD from the University of Texas School of Law.

He is an honorary Board Member of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, an alternate in the Law and Justice Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures, and a member of People for the American Way's 35 Under 35 project.[1]

In August 2012, he was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources
Ways & Means

2011-2012

Martinez Fischer served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

  • HB 286 - Relating to the appointment and duties of and the funding for an executive commissioner for the prevention of driving while intoxicated.
  • HB 670 - Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify.
  • HB 756 - Relating to the making or acceptance of political contributions in certain office buildings owned by or leased to the state.
  • HB 758 - Relating to the creation of an offense for certain prohibited uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fischer ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 116. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fischer won re-election in District 116. 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 116
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Trey Martinez Fischer (D) 13,889 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Fischer won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 116th District, receiving 27,540 votes ahead of Libertarian William Armstrong V (4,661).[6] He raised $314,930 for his campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 116
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Trey Martinez Fischer (D) 27,540 85.52%
William T. Armstrong, V (L) 4,661 14.47%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Fischer received $267,029 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]


2008

Fischer raised $314,930 in 2008. His top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Cornell Companies $15,000
AT&T $10,325
Bob J Perry $10,000
Charles C Butt $7,500
Texas Assoc of Realtors $6,000

Controversy

Fischer is also chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, which was revealed to have benefited from close ties to Austin lobbying titans HillCo in an investigation by Texas Watchdog. The article examined HillCo's providing of free rent to the caucus during legislative session, which is prohibited by state law.[10]

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

2011

Trey Fischer received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Texas House District 116
2001–present
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