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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas-Arlington
Personal
BirthdayAugust 10, 1949
Place of birthAbilene, TX
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Troy Fraser (b. August 10, 1949) is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.[1]

Biography

Fraser graduated from Angelo State University and later attended and graduated from the University of Texas-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]

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

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fraser served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fraser served on the following Texas Senate committees:

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.[3]

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.[4]

Fraser raised $660,945 for his campaign while Oliver raised $0.[5]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Fraser is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Fraser raised a total of $3,979,648 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[6]

Troy Fraser's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 24 Won $575,714
2010 Texas State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $662,438
2008 Texas State Senate, District 24 Won $660,945
2006 Texas State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $591,331
2004 Texas State Senate, District 24 Won $472,121
2002 Texas State Senate, District 24 Won $509,353
2000 Texas State Senate, District 24 Won $507,746
Grand Total Raised $3,979,648

2012

Fraser won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $575,714.
Texas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Troy Fraser's campaign in 2012
Texas Oil & Gas Association$15,000
Perry, Bob J$15,000
Exelon$13,464
Texas Association Of Realtors$12,500
AT&T$10,637
Total Raised in 2012$575,714
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Fraser was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $662,438.

2008

Fraser won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $660,945.

2006

Fraser was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $591,331.

2004

Fraser won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $472,121.

2002

Fraser won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $509,353.

2000

Fraser won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $507,746.

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."[7] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Fraser received a score of 55.4 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of B+ that Fraser received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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."[8]

Personal

Fraser and his wife, Linda, have three children: Chase, Sunny and Andrew.

Controversies

Campaign Finance

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 Monterrey, CA, England, Spain, Russia, Germany, Puerto Rico, Panama and Costa Rica."[9] The article makes notes 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."[9] Citing analysis by Austin's KXAN, the piece also states that 97 percent 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.[9]

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