|Texas State House, District 81|
|2009 - Present|
|January 11, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$150 per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
Lewis is a Partner with the firm of Atkins, Hollman, Jones, Peacock, Lewis, and Lyon. He previously served as Judge for the 161st State District from 1985-2006.
Lewis is a Board Member of the Ector County Independent School District Education Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Odessa Cultural Council, and Permian Playhouse.
Tryon Lewis serves on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
- Higher Education Committee
- Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee Vice Chair
- Election Contest, Select Committee
- HB 2149 - Relating to the liability of public servants of certain governmental units for property damage.
- HB 2403 - Relating to a prohibition of certain sanctions against public school districts and campuses based solely on student performance on assessment instruments.
- HB 3696 - Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for the sale of the entire operating assets of a business or of a separate division, branch or identifiable segment of a business.
Lewis did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.
Lewis won re-election in District 81 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 81 |
2010 General election results
|Tyron Lewis (R)||21,048||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Lewis won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 81st District, defeating Elmo Hockman (L). Lewis received 32,973 votes in the election while Hockman received 3,603 votes. Lewis raised $341,959 for his campaign; Hockman raised $120.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 81|
|Tryon Lewis (R)||32,973||90.14%|
|Elmo Hockman (L)||3,603||9.85%|
In 2010, Lewis received $163,443 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tryon Lewis's campaign in 2010|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$5,000|
|Fowler, J Nicholas||$2,500|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$2,500|
|Independent Insurance Agents Of Texas||$2,019|
|Total Raised in 2010||$163,443|
Below are Lewis's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Bob J Perry||$25,000|
|Donald E Wood||$15,000|
|Robert B Rowling||$10,000|
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." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Tryon Lewis received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Tryon Lewis's campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Lewis
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 81 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lewis
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Lewis
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lewis Issue Positions
- ↑ Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State Election History
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 81 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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