David Farabee

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David Farabee
Texas House of Representatives District 69
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Insurance
David Farabee was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. He represented District 69 from 1999 to 2010. He previously served on the Wichita Falls City Council from 1989-1993.

Farabee is Vice President/Partner of the Boley-Featherston Insurance Agency.

He is a member and Sunday School Teacher at the First United Methodist Church, and member of the Texoma Association of Health Underwriters.[1]

Farabee did not seek re-election in 2010.

Issue positions

On his website Farabee states that he will continue to fight for:[2]

  • Fiscally conservative state budgeting
  • Quality public education for all of our students
  • Real Relief for taxpayers
  • More accessible health care
  • The protection and conservation of North Texas water
  • Fair and affordable insurance for Texas policy holders
  • Economic development that provides jobs and helps our local businesses

Committee assignments

  • HB 868 - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain mental disorders.
  • HB 1230 - Relating to limitations on the compensation of county auditors for certain counties.
  • HB 1643 - Relating to net metering for retail electric service customers and compensation for excess electricity generated by certain renewable energy technology generators.
  • HB 2850 - Relating to goals for renewable energy capacity derived from renewable energy sources other than sources using wind energy.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Farabee did not run for re-election in District 69. Democrat Michael Smith and Republican Lanham Lyne ran for this seat in the November 2 general election.


On November 4, 2008, Farabee won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 69th District, defeating Richard Brown (L). Farabee received 31,925 votes in the election while Brown received 5,114 votes.[4] Farabee raised $118,190 for his campaign.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 69
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Farabee (D) 31,925 86.19%
Richard Brown (L) 5,114 13.80%

Campaign donors

Below are Farabee's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Border Health PAC $5,000
Independent Insurance Agents of Texas $4,250
Texas Electric Cooperatives $4,000
Texas Assoc of Realtors $2,500
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 69
Succeeded by
Lanham Lyne(R)