State Representative

J.D. Sheffield's Record

Texans deserve better than politicians who campaign as conservatives at home, but legislate like liberals in Austin. They deserve to know the true record of their elected officials!

J.D. Sheffield's record as a State Legislator

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Legislative Ratings


Four noteworthy examples from the Fiscal Responsibility Index of J.D. Sheffield’s failing record from the 83rd Legislative Session:

J.D. Sheffield

  • Supported Obamacare's Medicaid expansion

    (SB1, Amendment 51, RV161)

  • Enabled political intimidation of conservatives

    (SB346, RV811)

  • Put arts programs ahead of firefighters

    (SB1, Amendment 20, RV175)

  • Voted to increase legislators' pensions

    (SB1 House-Senate conference report, RV1336)

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As a freshman legislator, J.D. Sheffield distinguished himself as an unabashedly pro-ObamaCare Republican. With every opportunity, Sheffield voted for measures that would codify ObamaCare into state law or otherwise put Texas taxpayers on the hook for the federally mandated scheme.

On the Fiscal Responsibility Index, J.D. Sheffield has the distinction of rating below several Democratic lawmakers.

Meanwhile, a non-partisan study of the 2013 legislative session by Rice University found that Sheffield was not only the most liberal freshman Republican, he was also the second most liberal Republican in the Texas House.

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