Troy Fraser

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Troy Fraser
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Texas State Senate, District 24
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Troy Fraser has been a Republican member of the Texas State Senate since 1997.[1]

Fraser graduated from Angelo State University and later attended and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington.

In addition to being a senator, Fraser is also the founder and owner of Fraser Industries Incorporated. Prior to that, Fraser was the founder and former chief development officer for Pal-Ex Incorporated.[2]

District 24

Troy Fraser represents District 24, which includes the county of Blanco, Texas.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development
Natural Resources, Chair
Nominations
State Affairs

2011-2012

Fraser served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

Elections

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Fraser ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 24. Fraser ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Fraser won re-election to the 24th District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponents Melvin Willms and Carl Nulsen.[5]

Fraser raised $660,945 for his campaign while Oliver raised $0.[6]

Texas State Senate, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Troy Fraser (R) 197,125 85.46%
Bill Oliver (L) 33,518 14.53%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, a year in which Fraser was up for re-election, he collected $660,945 in donations. [7]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
AT&T $20,960
Time Warner $16,010
Bob & Doylene Perry $15,000
Texas Association of Realtors $12,500

2004

In 2004, a year in which Fraser was up for re-election, he collected $472,121 in donations. [8]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Association of Mortgage Attorneys PAC $25,000
Stai, Dian Graves Owen $25,000
Matthews, Julia Jones(JJ) $25,000
Texas Association of Realtors $11,000

2002

In 2002, a year in which Fraser was up for re-election, he collected $509,353 in donations. [9]

His largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Matthews, J.J. $20,000
Centerpoint Energy $12,500
Four donors each contributing: $10,000

Controversy

Campaign Finance

Senator Fraser was featured in a January 2011 piece by the Texas Observer titled "Lifestyles of the Corrupt and Elected" that focused on the misuse and abuse of campaign funds. The article claims that Fraser uses campaign money donated by special interest to fund a lavish lifestyle, including high-end travel for him and his family to locations such as "Hawaii, San Francisco and Monterey, Calif., England, Spain, Russia, Germany, Puerto Rico, Panama and Costa Rica." [10] The article makes note of the fact that while Fraser "hasn't faced a Democratic opponent since 1996" and doesn't face any serious election competition, he "has amassed one of the largest campaign funds in the Legislature, nearly $1.3 million."[10] Citing analysis by Austin's KXAN the piece also states that 97% of the funds Fraser has raised in the last two years were from special interests. "Since he was last elected in 2008, Fraser has spent more than $388,000 in campaign funds, most of it unrelated to any election," reports the Observer.[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

Troy Fraser received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Fraser was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[12]

Personal

Fraser was born on August 10, 1949 in Abilene, Tx. He and his wife, Linda, have three children: Chase, Sunny and Andrew.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Madla
Texas Senate District 24
1997-present
Succeeded by
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