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Donna Campbell
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Texas State Senate, District 25
In office
Term ends
January 7, 2019
Years in position 2
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Master'sTexas Women's College
M.D.Texas Tech University
Office website
Campaign website
Donna Campbell is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 25. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


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.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Campbell served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2015
Health & Human Services
Intergovernmental Relations
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations, Chair


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Campbell served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Campbell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

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."

Stopping ObamaCare

  • 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.[3][4][5]

Texas State Senate, District 25 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Campbell Incumbent 65.2% 153,536
     Democratic Daniel Boone 31.8% 75,012
Total Votes 235,654


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.[6]

Texas State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Campbell 65.6% 232,261
     Democratic John Courage 34.4% 121,906
Total Votes 354,167
Texas State Senate District 25 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Wentworth (advanced to runoff) Incumbent 35.8% 27,050
Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Campbell (advanced to runoff) 33.7% 25,470
Elizabeth Ames Jones 30.5% 23,085
Total Votes 75,605

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Donna Campbell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 25 Won $409,273
Grand Total Raised $409,273


Campbell 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
Campbell, Donna$257,608
Donna Campbell For Congress Campaign$30,493
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$23,095
Nuckols, Beverly$7,000
Adams, Betty$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$409,273
Source: Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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.[8] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[9]

  • Legislators are scored on bills which relate to economic freedom, the size and scope of government and individual liberty.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
  • Legislators are assigned grades reflecting votes on LGBT issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to taxes and property rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on issues critical to businesses, taxpayers and families.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
  • Young Conservatives of Texas: Legislative Ratings for the 83rd Legislature
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • 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

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

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."[10] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.


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.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Wentworth (R)
Texas Senate District 25
Succeeded by