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Senator Kirk Watson
Democratic, District 14

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Wikipedia Bio

Kirk Watson (born March 18, 1958) is a Texas attorney and Democratic politician from Austin. He served as Austin mayor from 1997 to 2001. He ran unsuccessfully for Texas Attorney General in the 2002 election, defeated by the Republican Greg Abbott. In 2006, Watson was elected to the Texas State Senate from District 14.

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Office Addresses

  • Capitol

    Post Office Box 12068, Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    Phone512-463-0114
    FAX512-463-5949

Roles

Senate, session 81st Senate, session 82nd Senate, session 83rd

News & Blog Coverage

  • Watson defends tax hike proposal for UT medical school (kvue.com)
    Aug 7, 2012
    "It's getting to be like New York; people can't afford to live in Austin." Texas State Senator Kirk Watson knows such a venture will take plenty of convincing. The former Austin mayor sat down with KVUE Tuesday at the State Capitol to lay out ...
    KVUE
  • Austin lawmaker calls for tax election for medical school (statesman.com)
    Aug 6, 2012
    State Sen. Kirk Watson called on Travis County's hospital district Monday ... Watson, D-Austin, has championed a University of Texas-based medical school for nearly a year, and his proposal ratchets up the pressure on Central Health, which has been ...
    Austin American-Statesman

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All By Industry

  • Attorneys & Law Firms
    $1,005,495.00
  • Unknown
    $794,351.00
  • Securities, Commodities & Investment
    $144,617.00
  • Liquor Wholesalers
    $125,234.00
  • Lobbyists & Public Relations
    $116,966.00
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Top Individual Contributions

  • Good Government Pac
    $50,000.00
  • Williams Bailey Law Firm
    $50,000.00
  • Williams Kherkher
    $25,000.00
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Interest Group Ratings

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Number of ratings
Abortion Issues 3
Conservative 14

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