Democrat with Drunk-Driving Arrest Record Sponsored Legislation Expediting Foreclosures in Texas is Hit with Lawsuit for Failure to Pay Property Taxes on her Home

Democrat and Texas Representative Victoria Neave Sponsored this Bill – Maybe Karma Replied in Kind

Democrat and Texas Representative Victoria Neave Sponsored this Bill – Maybe Karma Replied in Kind

Another Quality Representative in Texas – DUI and Property Tax Delinquency but is still winning Texas votes. Citizens need to take stock of who they are electing. We’re sure there is better qualified out there.

AN ACT relating to the public sale of real property under a power of sale in a security instrument.

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“a foreclosure auction involving the sale of real property personally conducted by a trustee or substitute trustee under a security instrument [under a deed of trust];

State Rep. Victoria Neave sued over $26,000 in unpaid property taxes

Neave said Thursday afternoon that she had been notified of the lawsuit, which was filed earlier this week.

Feb. 28, 2019

State Rep. Victoria Neave, D-Dallas, has been sued for owing more than $26,000 in unpaid property taxes, according to court documents.

The lawsuit states that Neave and Mark Scott Jr., her former fiancé with whom she practiced law, owe $26,760 in taxes for a Dallas home the two own together. A number of taxing entities in Dallas County, including Parkland Hospital District, Dallas County Community College District and the city of Dallas, filed the lawsuit. The suit, first reported by Texas Monitor, also notes that Neave and Scott may owe additional taxes to the Richardson Independent School District.

Neave said Thursday afternoon that she had been notified of the lawsuit, which was filed earlier this week.

“Despite my best efforts to make payments, I take responsibility for falling behind,” Neave said in a written statement. “I admit that it has been a financial struggle to maintain full tax payments on the property. I moved out of the property in 2015. I am expediting the process to put the house back on the market and am working on settling the past due balance as soon as possible.”

Neave, a Democrat, was elected in 2016 and represents parts of Dallas, Mesquite and Garland. Since her arrival in the lower chamber, Neave has ascended through her party’s ranks, spearheading legislation in 2017 that crowdfunded money for rape kit testing. This year, Neave has filed a measure that’s earned bipartisan support to tackle the state’s backlog of thousands of untested rape kits.

Driving Under the Influence

This isn’t the first time that Neave has faced legal trouble as a state lawmaker. In 2017, Neave was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Court documents said her blood-alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit. The lawmaker later said she had pleaded no contest to the charge, would pay a fine and be put on probation for 12 months.

Disclosure: Parkland Health and Hospital System has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here.

State Rep. Victoria Neave, D-Dallas, said Friday she had pleaded no contest to a June charge of driving while intoxicated.

Neave was arrested June 6 in Dallas after she struck a tree in the Lakewood neighborhood, police said. Court documents say her blood-alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit.

Neave tweeted Friday that she will pay a fine, be put on probation for 12 months, have her license suspended, submit to random alcohol testing, take a DWI education class and attend a victim impact panel.

“Earlier this year, I disappointed my family, my constituents, my supporters, and myself,” the tweet read. “I said then the responsibility was mine and that I would accept the consequences … I accept full responsibility and will continue to work to demonstrate that I have learned from my past.”

The 36-year-old lawmaker represents parts of Dallas, Mesquite and Garland, and she serves on the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence as well as the House Committee on County Affairs.

LIT’s added this donation article as we’ve been reviewing Victoria’s Campaign Finance Report (CFR) and she received $1,000 from Dallas Police Officers PAC…

Another tax claim filed against Neave

LIT COMMENTARY: The Texas Property Tax Records protect people in Government and the Judiciary from revealing their Names on Property records and so the history of this property tax deficiency does not list the history of owners

8580 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75243 – 5 beds4 baths,7,606 sq ft

Victoria’s Campaign Finance Report (CFR) shows she received $1,000 from TREPAC/Texas Association of Realtors PAC…despite Neave’s adversity to paying property taxes.

UPDATE, 5 p.m., March 1, 2019:

The Richardson school district on Friday filed a legal claim for property tax arrears against state Rep. Victoria Neave for $23,948. The claim seeks back taxes from 2017 and 2018 from Neave and her ex- fiancé, former assistant Dallas County prosecutor Mark Scott Jr. With the Dallas County action filed earlier this week, it brings the total being sought from Neave and Scott to more than $50,000.

State Rep. Victoria Neave is being sued by Dallas County over $26,000 in property tax arrears, according to court records filed this week.

Neave, D-Dallas, an attorney, and Mark Scott Jr., her law partner and ex- fiancé, are two years behind in paying taxes. Records show the two co-own the home at 8580 Abrams Road. Scott is a former assistant Dallas County prosecutor.

The debt, according to court records, includes taxes owed to the City of Dallas, Parkland Hospital District (the county’s public medical facility), and Dallas County. The collection lawsuit notes that the amount does not include payments possibly owed to the Richardson school district, which is partly in Dallas County.

Neave declined an interview request, but in an email on Wednesday she said she had been notified of the lawsuit that day.

“Despite my best efforts to make payments, I take full responsibility for being in arrears,” she wrote. “I am expediting the process to put the house back on the market and am working on settling the past due balance as soon as possible.”

She did not respond to follow-up questions sent by email.

Scott, in a phone interview, denied having any ownership interest in the property.

“No, I sold that home in 2015; this is news to me,” Scott said. “I take care of business. I moved on, have another house, and am not aware of this [lawsuit].”

County property tax records show the last change of deed was recorded in 2011, when Neave and Scott purchased the home.

Scott did not respond to a text message seeking clarification.

Records show Neave and Scott formed a law practice in 2014, but the web site for the firm is now offline. A more recent site for the law practice,, is also not working.

Scott worked as a Dallas County prosecutor between 2010 and 2015, according to his LinkedIn page, including a stint as chief prosecutor in the family violence division. Scott was Neave’s campaign treasurer for the first year of her first campaign for the Texas House, in 2015. He was replaced as treasurer in July 2016.

Neave’s most recent financial disclosure shows she and Scott still owned the home as of February 2018. They are not named on Dallas County property records, using a provision of state code that protects information about law enforcement and certain prosecutorial agents.

Neave was arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2017 after crashing her BMW into a tree about six miles from the home. The license she gave officers showed an address for White Rock Apartment Villas. Her financial reports note that she does not consider the Abrams property to be her residence.

Neave is in her second term and is a member of two House committees, on corrections and on the judiciary and civil jurisprudence. She defeated Republican Kenneth Sheets in 2016 in one of the most expensive House races in Texas history. During that race, Sheets alleged that the Abrams Road house was out of the district.

Neave told the Dallas newspaper during the campaign that she and Scott owned the home but that she had moved out when they broke up. She said they were trying to sell the home.

Her Republican opponent in 2018 was Deanna Metzger, whose platform included reducing property taxes.

Neave campaigned on a platform that included more state funding of teachers and public schools, including increased funding for the health benefits, salary and pensions of public school teachers.

Records show Neave’s property was listed in 2015 for $1.4 million, but the price was later reduced and the house removed from the market in late 2017. Property records show the 7,600-square-foot home has five bedrooms, three full and two half bathrooms, a pool, two kitchens and two fireplaces.

According to her financial filings with the state, Neave’s lone source of income is her law firm plus her $7,200 annual legislative salary, and she has no investments other than the house. She reported a debt load in the range of $78,000 to $110,000.

Dems Dust-Up Over Donors

Democratic plans to target PAC recipients among the GOP could lead to some infighting in their own primaries.


LIT’s added this donation article as we’ve been reviewing Victoria’s Campaign Finance Report (CFR) and she received $1,000 from this right wing conservative PAC.

Texas Democrats have made no secret they plan to target Republicans in the 2008 elections over cash they took in 2006 from right-wing political action committees: Groups like the HillCo PAC, a right-wing lobbying body famous for its close connection to House Speaker Tom Craddick and heavy donations from Republican sugar daddy Bob “Swift boat” Perry. HillCo dropped $1,015,704 into the 2006 elections, and Dems have already said they’ll use that against Republican candidates next November by linking them to the conservative cash machine. But several high-ranking Dems also received HillCo donations, and now that’s coming back to haunt them in the primaries.

One recipient of HillCo’s largesse was Rep. Ismael “Kino” Flores, D-Mission, who received $3,500. Now primary challenger Sandra Rodriguez is using that cash against him, saying in an Oct. 30 press release that the incumbent “needs to stop the shell game and tell the voters where he is getting his money and what he is providing in exchange for these contributions.”

Rep. Aaron Peña, D-Edinburg, is also defending his HillCo connections. In 2004, he fought off primary challenger Eddie Sáenz. Now Sáenz is back, saying that Peña “lined his pockets with thousands of dollars from a political action committee funded by Republican politicians’ top money man.” Peña fired back that he should be judged on his voting record, but squeezed in that, next session, he promises to vote for a Democrat house speaker.

This schism could still hit closer to home. According to Texans for Public Justice, in 2006 Austin’s own Dawnna Dukes took $3,000 from HillCo and another $10,000 this September. She faces no primary challenger yet, but with filing not ending until Jan. 2, it’s not impossible one could appear.

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Democrat with Drunk-Driving Arrest Record Sponsored Legislation Expediting Foreclosures in Texas is Hit with Lawsuit for Failure to Pay Property Taxes on her Home

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