|Troy Lynn Fraser|
|Member of the Texas Senate
from the 24th district
January 14, 1997 – January 10, 2017
|Preceded by||Bill Sims|
|Succeeded by||Dawn Buckingham|
|Texas State Representative for District 69 (then Borden, Crane, Culberson, Glasscock, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Reagan, Reeves, Upton, Ward, and Winkler counties)|
November 15, 1988 – January 12, 1993
|Preceded by||Larry Don Shaw|
|Succeeded by||John Hirschi (reconfigured district)|
August 10, 1949 |
Abilene, Taylor County
|Spouse(s)||Linda S. Fraser|
|Residence||Horseshoe Bay, Texas|
|Alma mater||University of Texas at Arlington|
Troy Lynn Fraser (born 10 August 1949) is a Republican former member of the Texas State Senate. From 1997 through his retirement in 2016, he 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.
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.
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."
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." He was Texas Senate President Pro Tempore in 2009.
Six candidates sought to succeed Fraser in the Republican primary scheduled for March 1, 2016.
Senate election history of Fraser from 1992.
Most recent election
|Republican||Troy Fraser (Incumbent)||189,778||100.00||+9.53|
|Republican||Troy Fraser (Incumbent)||122,355||90.47||-9.53|
|Republican||Troy Fraser (Incumbent)||130,913||100.00||+48.15|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
|Democratic||Bill Sims (Incumbent)||98,763||51.74|
- Office of the Secretary of State (Texas) (2002-09-13). "State Senate Candidates for 2002 General Election". Retrieved 2006-12-27.
- "Troy Fraser". Texas Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
- "Troy Fraser, a 19-year senator, will retire". Austin American-Statesman. June 2, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
- David Saleh Rauf, In Texas, candidates eyes are focusing on TV," San Antonio Express-News, January 17, 2016, pp. 1, A17
- Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
- "2004 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "2000 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "1996 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "1996 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "1992 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "1992 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- Senate of Texas - Senator Troy Fraser Official Texas Senate Web site.
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Troy L. Fraser (TX) profile
- Follow the Money - Troy Fraser
|Texas House of Representatives|
Larry Don Shaw
|Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 69 (Big Spring)
|Texas State Senator
from District 24 (Horseshoe Bay)(1)
|Notes and references|
|1. For the 75th through the 76th Legislatures, Fraser’s home city was Belton|