|Texas State Senate, District 25|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Master's||Texas Women's College|
|M.D.||Texas Tech University|
Campbell earned her Master of Nursing from Texas Women's College, specializing in cardiovascular clinical nursing and nursing administration. She received her M.D. from Texas Tech University and completed her residency at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Campbell served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Nominations, Vice-chair|
|• Veteran Affairs & Military Installations|
Campbell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Fiscal Responsibility and Limited Government
- Excerpt: "As a conservative, I support marketplace solutions, not government mandates, and I will balance the budget with spending cuts, NOT accounting gimmicks or tax hikes. I believe we can shore up our finances and provide higher quality services by eliminating duplicity and inefficiency throughout bloated state agencies, reforming education, and ending handouts to illegal aliens."
- Excerpt: "I oppose Obamacare and will make every effort to create a firewall against the unconstitutional encroachment on our great state, whether from the HHS, Justice Department, or the EPA."
Protecting Life and Promoting Family Values
- Excerpt: "I am 100% pro-life and believe one of the greatest privileges I will have as a State Senator will be to fight for the rights of the unborn and protect innocent life."
Growing the Economy
- Excerpt: "Uncertainty created by constantly changing government mandates hinders our state’s economic growth. I will work to decrease taxation, litigation, and regulation so that businesses can start hiring again. I believe that in order to maintain a strong business environment, we must protect businesses from frivolous lawsuits and return to a predictable regulatory climate."
- See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for 15 of the 31 seats in the Texas State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Donna Campbell defeated Elisa Chan and Mike Novak in the Republican primary. Daniel Boone was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Campbell defeated Boone and Brandin Lea (L) in the general election.
- See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012
Campbell won election in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 25. Campbell advanced to the July 31 primary runoff where she defeated incumbent Jeff Wentworth. She defeated John Courage (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012|
|Texas State Senate District 25 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Jeff Wentworth (advanced to runoff) Incumbent||35.8%||27,050|
|Donna Campbell (advanced to runoff)||33.7%||25,470|
|Elizabeth Ames Jones||30.5%||23,085|
Comprehensive donor information for Campbell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Campbell raised a total of $409,273 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.
|Donna Campbell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Texas State Senate, District 25||$409,273|
|Grand Total Raised||$409,273|
2012Campbell won election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Campbell raised a total of $409,273.
|Texas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Donna Campbell's campaign in 2012|
|Donna Campbell For Congress Campaign||$30,493|
|Texans For Lawsuit Reform||$23,095|
|Total Raised in 2012||$409,273|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the Texas State Legislature was in its 83rd legislative session from January 8 through May 27. Thirty minutes after the regular session ended, Governor Rick Perry called legislators back for a special session starting that evening. Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.
- American's for Prosperity Texas - Texas Legislative Report Card 2013
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- Conservative Roundtable - 2013 Conservative Solutions Scorecard
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- Empower Texans - 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index
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- Environment Texas - 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
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- Texans Uniting for Reform & Freedom - 2013 Session Report Card
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- Texas Association of Business - For the Record 2013
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- Texas Eagle Forum - 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Texas League of Conservation Voters - 2013 Scorecard
- The 2013 TLCV scorecard covers a range of votes and issues, including: water, global warming, environmental regulation, clean energy, clean air, good government, oil and gas regulation and energy efficiency.
- Texas Right to Life - 2013 Legislative Scores
- Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
- Texas Tribune Guest Column: Mark P. Jones - The 2013 Texas House, From Right to Left
- Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
- The American Conservative Union - 2013 State Legislative Ratings Guide
- Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Young Conservatives of Texas - 83rd Session House Budget Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
- Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
- NARAL Pro-Choice Texas: 2013 Legislative Scorecard on House Bill 2
- Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
- National Federation of Independent Business in Texas: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
- Concerned Women for America of Texas: Legislative Scorecard for the 83rd session.
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
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Campbell received a score of 76.7 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Campbell and her husband, Stan, have one child. Campbell is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the American Academy of Physician Specialists, the National Rifle Association, the Texas State Rifle Association, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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- Texas Secretary of State, 2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County
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- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Senate Candidates List," accessed July 26, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Campbell, Donna," accessed August 22, 2013
- kten.com, "Texas Lawmakers To Tackle Redistricting In Special Session," May 29, 2013
- Legislative reference Library of Texas, "Texas Legislative Sessions and Years," accessed June 13, 2014
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
Jeff Wentworth (R)
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