Eddie Lucio Jr.

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Eddie Lucio Jr.
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 27th district
Assumed office
1991
Preceded by Hector Uribe
Personal details
Born (1946-01-20) January 20, 1946 (age 70)
Brownsville, Texas, USA
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Minnie Lucio
Children Eddie Lucio, III
Residence Brownsville, Texas
Alma mater Pan American University
Profession President/CEO, Rio Shelters Inc.
Religion Roman Catholic

Eduardo Andres “Eddie” Lucio Jr. (born 20 January 1946)[1] is a Democratic member of the Texas Senate, having represented the 27th District since 1991.

Career[edit]

Lucio is the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee. He also sits on the Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development, Veterans Affairs & Military Installations, the Subcommittee on Border Security, and serves as Vice Chairman of Senate Education Committee. He also created and sits on the Interagency Tasks Force on Children with Special Needs.

Eddie Lucio began his public service in 1971, becoming Cameron County Treasurer and later Cameron County commissioner.

He authored legislation creating the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) and he worked for passage of a bill during the 81st legislative session that creates the University of Texas Health Science Center - South Texas to serve Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy, Brooks, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Kleberg, and Zapata counties with a full-fledged medical school.

Lucio has worked to establish the partnership between the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College which allows UTB to become a four-year university and have access to the Permanent University Fund. Additionally, he authored the bill to create South Texas Community College.

Lucio was the only Democrat in the Texas Senate to support the 2013 legislation to restrict abortions to twenty weeks of gestation and to require abortions be performed in surgical centers. Lucio also authored legislation to require that women receiving abortions and physicians performing them take a free adoption awareness course.[2]

During the 78th legislative session, Lucio was elected by his colleagues as Senate President Pro Tempore.

Personal life[edit]

Lucio is the father of Eddie Lucio, III, who serves in the Texas House of Representatives.

Election history[edit]

Senate election history of Lucio.[3]

Most recent election[edit]

2004[edit]

Texas general election, 2004: Senate District 27[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eddie Lucio Jr. (Incumbent) 89,984 100.00 0.00
Majority 89,984 100.00 0.00
Turnout 89,984 +46.60
Democratic hold

Previous elections[edit]

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 27[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eddie Lucio Jr. (Incumbent) 61,382 100.00 0.00
Majority 61,382 100.00 0.00
Turnout 61,382 -34.73
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

Texas general election, 2000: Senate District 27[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eddie Lucio Jr. (Incumbent) 94,042 100.00 0.00
Majority 94,042 100.00 0.00
Turnout 94,042 +16.30
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

Texas general election, 1996: Senate District 27[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eddie Lucio Jr. (Incumbent) 80,865 100.00 +33.27
Majority 80,865 100.00 +66.55
Turnout 80,865 +1.44
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

Texas general election, 1994: Senate District 27[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eddie Lucio Jr. (Incumbent) 53,194 66.73 -33.27
Republican Ismael Moran 26,527 33.27 +33.27
Majority 26,667 33.45 -66.55
Turnout 79,721 -1.53
Democratic hold
Democratic primary, 1994: Senate District 27[9]
Candidate Votes % ±
Eddie Lucio Jr. (Incumbent) 33,467 70.56
Miguel Wise 13,964 29.44
Majority 19,503 41.12
Turnout 47,431

1992[edit]

Texas general election, 1992: Senate District 27[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Eddie Lucio Jr. (Incumbent) 80,961 100.00
Majority 80,961 100.00
Turnout 80,961
Democratic hold
Democratic primary, 1992: Senate District 27[11]
Candidate Votes % ±
Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa 25,132 42.67
Eddie Lucio Jr. (Incumbent) 33,765 57.33
Majority 8,633 14.66
Turnout 58,897

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Secretary of State (Texas) (2002-09-13). "State Senate Candidates for 2002 General Election". Retrieved 2006-12-27. 
  2. ^ Foxnews.com (2013-08-03) "Texas Democrat isn't giving up on abortion class" Retrieved 2013-08-21
  3. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  4. ^ "2004 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  5. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  6. ^ "2000 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  7. ^ "1996 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  8. ^ "1994 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  9. ^ "1994 Democratic Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  10. ^ "1992 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  11. ^ "1992 Democratic Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 

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Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rene Oliveira
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 39 (Brownsville)

1987–1991
Succeeded by
Rene Oliveira
Texas Senate
Preceded by
Hector Uribe
Texas State Senator
from District 27 (Brownsville)

1991-present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Mike Moncrief
President pro tempore of the Texas Senate
14 January 2003–2 June 2003
Succeeded by
Jane Nelson