Troy Fraser

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Troy Lynn Fraser
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 24th district
In office
January 14, 1997 – January 10, 2017 (pending)
Preceded by Bill Sims
Texas State Representative for District 69 (then Borden, Crane, Culberson, Glasscock, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Reagan, Reeves, Upton, Ward, and Winkler counties)
In office
November 15, 1988 – January 12, 1993
Preceded by Larry Don Shaw
Succeeded by John Hirschi (reconfigured district)
Personal details
Born (1949-08-10) August 10, 1949 (age 66)
Abilene, Taylor County
Texas, USA
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Linda S. Fraser
Residence Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Alma mater

Angelo State University

University of Texas at Arlington
Occupation Businessman

Troy Lynn Fraser (born 10 August 1949)[1] is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate. Since 1997, he has held the 24th District seat, which encompasses all or parts of the counties of Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Comanche, Coryell, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kerr, Lampasas, Llano, Mills, San Saba, Taylor, and Travis.[2]

A native of Abilene, Texas, Fraser attended Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, and the University of Texas at Arlington. He formerly resided in Belton in Bell County.

A resident of Horseshoe Bay in Llano County west of the capital city of Austin, Fraser also served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1988 to 1993 for District 69, then based about Big Spring in Howard County. He was preceded and succeeded by Democrats Larry D. Shaw of Big Spring and John Hirschi of Wichita Falls, elected in 1992 in a reconfigured district.[2]

Effective January 2017, he will retire from the Senate. In his statement of departure, Fraser said: "For twenty-seven years, I have walked the halls of our magnificent Capitol building. I have marveled at its dome, gazed upon the Goddess of Liberty and dedicated myself to my constituents. To quote the late Bob Bullock, 'only death will end my love affair with Texas.' It's been a great ride."[3]

Fraser said that he is most pleased of his legislation which now requires photo identification for voting in Texas, a measure which he said "ensures the integrity of the ballot box and protects our most sacred privilege."[3] He was Texas Senate President Pro Tempore in 2009.[2]

Six candidates, including the Kerrville ophthalmologist Dawn Carlisle Buckingham (born 1968), the leader in television advertising, are seeking to succeed Fraser in the Republican primary scheduled for March 1, 2016.[4]


Election history[edit]

Senate election history of Fraser from 1992.[5]

Most recent election[edit]

2004[edit]

Texas general election, 2004: Senate District 24[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Troy Fraser (Incumbent) 189,778 100.00 +9.53
Majority 189,778 100.00 +19.06
Turnout 189,778 +40.32
Republican hold

Previous elections[edit]

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 24[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Troy Fraser (Incumbent) 122,355 90.47 -9.53
Libertarian Steve Kirby 12,887 9.53 +9.53
Majority 109,468 80.94 -19.06
Turnout 135,242 +3.31
Republican hold

2000[edit]

Texas general election, 2000: Senate District 24[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Troy Fraser (Incumbent) 130,913 100.00 +48.15
Majority 130,913 100.00 +96.30
Turnout 130,913 -21.82
Republican hold

1996[edit]

Texas general election, 1996: Senate District 24[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Troy Fraser 86,828 51.85 +5.20
Democratic Rick Rhodes 80,632 48.15 -5.20
Majority 6,196 3.70 -3.01
Turnout 167,460 +32.29
Republican gain from Democratic
Republican primary, 1996: Senate District 24[10]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Bob Barina 4,204 18.91
Troy Fraser 18,028 81.09
Majority 13,824 62.18
Turnout

1992[edit]

Texas general election, 1992: Senate District 25[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bill Sims (Incumbent) 98,763 51.74
Republican Troy Fraser 92,107 48.26
Majority 6,656 3.49
Turnout 190,870
Democratic hold
Republican primary, 1992: Senate District 25[12]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Jim Deats 6,641 25.36
Troy Fraser 15,076 57.58
Charles Johnson 4,467 17.06
Majority 8,435 32.21
Turnout

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. ^ a b c "Troy Fraser". Texas Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Troy Fraser, a 19-year senator, will retire". Austin American-Statesman. June 2, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ David Saleh Rauf, In Texas, candidates eyes are focusing on TV," San Antonio Express-News, January 17, 2016, pp. 1, A17
  5. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  6. ^ "2004 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  7. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  8. ^ "2000 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  9. ^ "1996 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  10. ^ "1996 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  11. ^ "1992 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  12. ^ "1992 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 

External links[edit]

Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Larry Don Shaw
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 69 (Big Spring)

1988–1993
Succeeded by
John Hirschi
Texas Senate
Preceded by
Bill Sims
Texas State Senator
from District 24 (Horseshoe Bay)(1)

1997-present
Incumbent
Notes and references
1. For the 75th through the 76th Legislatures, Fraser’s home city was Belton