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Key Votes

John Carona's Voting Records on Issue: Campaign Finance and Elections

Full Name: John J. Carona
Office: State Senate (TX) - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Helen; 5 Children: Joey, Jeff, Will, Kirsten, Kel
Birth Date: 12/14/1955
Birth Place: Texas City, TX
Home City: Dallas, TX
Religion: Baptist

Texas Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 23, 2013 SB 3 State House Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 11)
Yea
June 14, 2013 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 11)
Did Not Vote
March 19, 2013 SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(27 - 4)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2013 SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Senate Co-sponsor
June 22, 2011 SB 22 Establishing the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 13)
Yea
June 20, 2011 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(19 - 12)
Yea
June 6, 2011 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 12)
Did Not Vote
May 21, 2011 HB 150 2011-2012 Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 7)
Yea
May 9, 2011 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(19 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2011 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 11)
Yea
March 11, 2009 SB 362 Requiring Proof of Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 12)
Yea

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