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politician , member of the Texas House of Representatives , member of the Texas Senate

John Carona, state legislator. Licensed real estate broker Texas, certified manager community associations. Named Legislator of Year, Community Associations Institute, Texas Chapter, 1999; named to Legislation Hall of Fame, Texas Association Realtors, 1999, 2001. Member of Young Men’s Christian Association, Kiwanis Club, History Preservation, Friends Park.

Background

Carona, John was born on December 14, 1955.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas, Austin, 1978.

Career

Carona remains a senator until January 2015. In the 2013 legislative session, Carona chaired the Senate Committee on and Commerce. In an email exchange, Patrick accused Carona of spreading false rumors about Patrick's marriage.

Carona denied having questioned Patrick's marriage or having made comments about Patrick's sexuality. Carona further said to Patrick: "I've never been shy about sharing my dislike and distrust of you. Put bluntly, I believe you are a snake oil salesman, a narcissist that would say anything to draw attention to himself."\r\nNews reports suggested that the feud was partly motivated by positioning in 2012 to succeed David Dewhurst as lieutenant governor, should Dewhurst have been elected to the United States Senate.

Instead Dewhurst lost the Senate runoff election to fellow Republican Ted Cruz. Had Dewhurst left the lieutenant governorship early in 2013, the state senators themselves would have chosen one of their own as the acting lieutenant governor to serve through January 2015. In 2014, Patrick was himself a runoff candidate against Dewhurst, who after losing to Cruz was seeking a fourth term as lieutenant governor.

While Patrick led a four-candidate field for lieutenant governor, with Dewhurst a distant second, in the primary election held on March 4, 2014, Carona was himself very narrowly unseated for his state Senate seat by Dallas businessman Don Huffines (born c 1958), 25,136 (506 percent) to 24,501 (494 percent). (Patrick defeated Dewhurst in a runoff election on May 27, 2014)\r\nJones also found that these Republicans saw passage of 90 percent of the bills for which they had voted. In addition to Carona's narrow primary defeat, Deuell was forced into runoff contest with another Republican, Bob Hall.

Carona is director, CEO, and president of Associations, Inc. aka "Associa". Associa is a holding company for one of the largest collections of HOA management companies and related businesses in the United States. Carona has come under scrutiny for his business practices and his legislative activity including authoring, voting on, and modifying legislation that benefited his Associa organization.

Born in Texas City, Texas, Carona has been a resident of East Dallas since early childhood. He was educated in the Dallas Independent School District and graduated from Bryan Adams High School. In 1978, he received two Bachelor of Administration degrees in insurance and real estate from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978.

Senate election history of Carona from 1998. Most recent elections\r\n= 2014 Previous elections\r\n= 2012 = 2008 = 2004 = 2002 = 1998 =.

Achievements

  • First elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1990, Carona thereafter won a special election to the state Senate held on May 4, 1996 to succeed the Republican John N. Leedom, who resigned early in his last term.

Politics

As responsible citizens Christians should pray for elected officials, submit to just laws, pay taxes, and serve in various capacities, such as on juries, in the military, in public office, and by voting for their representative leadership.

Views

The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.

Membership

He was also a member of the Senate Criminal Justice, Education, Jurisprudence and Redistricting committees.

Connections

Married Debbie Carona. 5 children.

spouse:
Debbie Carona