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Craig Estes

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Craig Estes
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Texas State Senate, District 30
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWichita Falls High School
Bachelor'sOral Roberts University (1977)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 20, 1953
Place of birthNorth Texas
ProfessionChairman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Craig Estes (b. August 20, 1953) is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.[1]

Biography

Estes graduated from Wichita Falls High School and later graduated from Oral Roberts University with a B.S. in Business Administration. In 1993, Estes graduated from the Harvard Business School Owner President Manager program.

In addition to being a senator, Chairman of the Board of Estes, Inc, which is a wholesale distributor. Prior to his election in the state senate, Estes was the president of the Texas Agricultural Chemicals Association in 1989.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Estes served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security, Chair
Business & Commerce
Finance
Natural Resources, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Estes served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Estes served on the following Texas Senate committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Texas State Senate will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Craig Estes was unopposed in the Republican primary. Estes will face Cory Lane (L) in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Estes won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 30. Estes defeated Jim Herblin in the May 29 primary election and defeated Richard Forsythe (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Texas State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Estes Incumbent 86.1% 217,877
     Libertarian Richard Forsythe 13.9% 35,127
Total Votes 253,004
Texas State Senate District 30 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Estes Incumbent 65.3% 42,464
Jim Herblin 34.7% 22,599
Total Votes 65,063

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Estes won re-election to the 30th District Seat in the Texas State Senate.[9]

Estes raised $692,589 for his campaign.[10]

Texas State Senate, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Craig Estes (R) 221,470 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Estes is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Estes raised a total of $4,547,881 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[11]

Craig Estes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 30 Won $807,200
2010 Texas State Senate, District 30 Not up for election $435,154
2008 Texas State Senate, District 30 Won $692,589
2006 Texas State Senate, District 30 Not up for election $513,102
2004 Texas State Senate, District 30 Won $631,698
2002 Texas State Senate, District 30 Won $1,468,138
Grand Total Raised $4,547,881

2012

Estes won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Estes raised a total of $807,200.

2010

Estes was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Estes raised a total of $435,154.

2008

Estes won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Estes raised a total of $692,589.

2006

Estes was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Estes raised a total of $513,102.

2004

Estes won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Estes raised a total of $631,698.

2002

Estes Texas State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Estes raised a total of $.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[12] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Estes received a score of 77.2 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of F that Estes received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Craig Estes received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Estes and his wife, Jennifer, have three children: Abby, Andrew and Mark.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Haywood
Texas Senate District 30
2001-present
Succeeded by
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