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Veronica Gonzales

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Veronica Gonzales
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Texas State House, District 41
Former officeholder
In office
2005 - June 29, 2012
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSouthwest Texas State University
J.D.University of Texas School of Law
CandidateVerification
Veronica Gonzales is a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 41 from 2005 to June 29, 2012. She resigned her seat to become vice president for university advancement at the University of Texas-Pan American.[1]

Gonzales is a Partner with Kittleman, Thomas and Gonzales, Limited Liability Partnership. She previously worked as an attorney with Jarvis and Kittleman, PC.

Gonzales is a member of a number of organizations including the American Heart Association, Aspen-Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership Program, Children's Defense Fund Advisory Board Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, Hidalgo County Bar Association President, Hidalgo County Women's Bar Association, and Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association President.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Veronica Gonzales served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • HB 485 - Relating to ethics training for legislators and certain other state officers and employees.
  • HB 1737 - Relating to the formula funding for public institutions of higher education for certain credit hours that do not count toward a degree.
  • HB 3011 - Relating to the right of certain counties to maintain local control over wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.
  • HB 4067 - Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development of the Border Region[3]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gonzales won re-election in District 41 in 2010. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Rebecca Cervera in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 41
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Veronica Gonzales (D) 10,612 56.98%
Rebecca Cervera (R) 8,012 43.01%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gonzales won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 41st District, defeating Javier Villalobos (R) and Charles Snelling (L). Gonzales received 23,438 votes in the election while Villalobos received 12,025 votes, and Snelling received 671 votes.[5] Gonzales raised $526,997 for her campaign; Villalobos raised $101,460.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 41
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Veronica Gonzales (D) 23,438 64.86%
Javier Villalobos (R) 12,025 33.27%
Charles Snelling (L) 671 1.85%

2006

On November 4, 2006, Gonzales won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's District 41, uncontested.[7]

Gonzales raised $172,504 for her campaign.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 41 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Veronica Gonzales (D) 9,794

2004

On November 4, 2004, Gonzales won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's District 41, unopposed.[9]

Gonzales raised $487,798 for her campaign.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 41 (2004)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Veronica Gonzales (D) 17,606

Campaign donors

2010

Gonzales raised a total of $412,404 in 2010. Below are her top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[11]

Contributor 2010 total
Border Health $20,000
Kirk Watson Campaign $10,943
House Democratic Campaign Committee $10,150
Mostyn, John Steven $10,000
Annie's List $10,000

2008

In the 2008 election, Gonzales raised a total of $526,997.[12]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Annies List $30,000
Mostyn, John Steven $20,000
Border Health $20,000
Harper, Alan K & Patti $15,000
Kittleman Thomas & Gonzales $10,472

2006

In the 2006 election, Gonzales raised a total of $172,504. [13]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Border Health $12,500
Gonzalez Jr, Jose $5,000
Farmers Insurance Group $3,500
Glazer, R L $3,000
Bg Distribution Partners $3,000

2004

In the 2004 election, Gonzales raised a total of $487,798. [14]

Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Gonzales, Veronica $116,292
Kittleman Thomas Ramirez & Gonzales Pllc $91,167
Texans for Insurance Reform $30,703
Annies List $25,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $19,894

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

2011

Veronica Gonzales received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 41
2005-June 29, 2012
Succeeded by
Robert Guerra