Republican Primary Candidate
Angie Chen Button
Office: State Representative District 112
Candidacy Status: Incumbent
Ballot Position In Contest: 1
Primary Results: Won - Advances To General Election
State Representative Angie Chen Button works for you.
Reduced property taxes by increasing the Homestead Exemption from $25K to $40K.
Authored legislation to help employers pay wages by stopping an increase in taxes.
Named a Texas Monthly 2021 'Top 10 Best Legislator.'
Texas Association for the Educatior of Young Children's 'Elected Official of the Year'
Angie Chen Button is serving as State Representative for House District 112 which includes portions of Dallas, Garland, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Sunnyvale, and Wylie in Dallas County. She chairs the International Relations and Economic Development Committee and sits on the Ways & Means Committee.
In previous sessions, Representative Button has served on the Appropriations, Ways and Means, Calendars, Technology, Rules and Resolutions, and Economic Development Committees.
Representative Button worked for Texas Instruments (TI) where she promoted American products internationally as an International Marketing Manager. She is also a CPA with Masters’ degrees in Public Finance and Management Sciences.
Before her election to the Texas House in 2008, Rep. Button had a long record of public service and community involvement in the Metroplex. She was a member of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board and an Executive Committee Member of the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition (DRMC). She served in leadership positions with chambers of commerce, citizen coalitions, and for other civic and non-profit organizations. She has also been part of the Dallas Assembly, the Dallas Summit, and the Women’s Museum Advisory Board.
Representative Button was born in Taipei, Taiwan. As a child, her seven-person family lived in a 300 square foot, one-room hut without a kitchen or running water. She credits education with bringing her a better life. Rep. Button met her husband Darcy as a graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). They have lived in Richardson and Garland for over 30 years. Their son, Dane is a Richardson ISD and University of Texas Graduate, and they are blessed with two grandchildren. Angie’s life has been the American dream-Texas style.
Partial Listing of Rep. Button’s Civic Recognition Awards: YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas’ 100 Women 100 Years
SMU’s Maura Women Helping Women
UTD Alumni’s Green and Orange
Metroplex Technology Business Council’s Tech Titan’s Technology Advocate
International Leadership Foundation’s Public Servant
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The Republican Primary In Texas
On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, after the statute-specified period of early voting and absentee voting, the primary elections of the Republican Party will take place throughout Texas.
A primary election is an election in which registered voters in their county of residence will select candidates that they believe should represent the Republican Party for certain elected office to run in the general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
In the primary elections in Texas, registered voters will select candidates for certain Federal offices, State offices and County offices. The primary elections are also used to select party convention delegates and party leaders. Candidates for these offices have to meet the requirements of the office and file by the deadline in December 2021 in order to appear on the ballot.
The State of Texas employs an open primary system. In this system, voters do not have to register with a party in advance to participate in that party's primary. The voter must sign a pledge stating the following (the language below is taken directly from state statutes):
“The following pledge shall be placed on the primary election ballot above the listing of candidates' names: 'I am a Republican and understand that I am ineligible to vote or participate in another political party's primary election or convention during this voting year.”