Rob Orr

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Rob Orr
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Texas House of Representatives, District 58
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alaska
Personal
ProfessionReal estate
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rob Orr is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 58. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Orr earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Alaska. He is Broker & Owner of Orr & Associates Real Estate. He is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, Burleson Convention and Visitor's Bureau, House Research Organization Steering Committee, Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, and Johnson County Economic Development Commission.

He also served as President of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors and is an Elder/Sunday School Teacher at Saint Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Business & Industry

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Orr served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 4 - Relating to eminent domain, including certain limitations, procedures, and standards relating to the use of eminent domain
  • HB 1043 - Relating to the creation of business opportunities for certain former foster children.
  • HB 1162 - Relating to regulating the collection or solicitation of donated goods subsequently sold by for-profit entities or individuals; providing a civil penalty.[2]

Campaign themes

2012

Orr's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Ensuring Excellence in Texas Education
  • Promoting Jobs and Reducing Taxes
  • Cracking down on Illegal Immigration
  • Improving Roads and Transportation
  • Protecting Private Property Rights
  • Standing for Conservative Texas Values
  • Protecting the Integrity of Our Elections

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Orr ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 58. Orr ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Orr won re-election in District 58. He defeated Ted Reynolds in the March 2 Republican primary and then defeated Democrat John Greene and Libertarian Tom Stewart in the November 2 general election.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 58
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rob Orr (R) 25,537 75.72%
John Greene (D) 7,408 20.37%
Tom Stewart (L) 1,418 3.89%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Orr won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 58th District, defeating Greg Kauffman (D) and Tom Stewart (L). Orr received 39,697 votes in the election while Kauffman received 14,749 votes, and Stewart received 1,825 votes.[3] Orr raised $265,254 for his campaign; Kauffman raised $7,397.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 58
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rob Orr (R) 39,697 70.54%
Greg Kauffman (D) 14,749 26.21%
Tom Stewart (L) 1,825 3.24%

2006

On November 4, 2006 Orr won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 58th District, defeating Greg Kauffman (D) and Tom Stewart (L).[3]

Orr raised $187,622 for his campaign while Kauffman raised $166 and Stewart raised $0.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 58 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Greg Kauffman (D) 11,419
Green check mark transparent.png Rob Orr (R) 21,766
Tom Stewart (L) 1,497

2004

On November 4, 2004 Orr won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 58th District, defeating Greg Kauffman (D).[3]

Orr raised $190,513 for his campaign while Kauffman raised $2,502.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 12 (2004)
Candidates Votes
Greg Kauffman (D) 16,020
Green check mark transparent.png Rob Orr (R) 37,001

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Orr is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Orr raised a total of $1,032,878 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[7]

Rob Orr's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 58 Won $146,216
2010 Texas State House, District 58 Won $243,273
2008 Texas State House, District 58 Won $265,254
2006 Texas State House, District 58 Won $187,622
2004 Texas State House, District 58 Won $190,513
Grand Total Raised $1,032,878

2012

Orr won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Orr raised a total of $146,216.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rob Orr's campaign in 2012
Texas Association Of Realtors$7,500
Texas Association Of Mortgage Professionals$5,000
Texas Apartment Association$3,000
Atmos Energy$3,000
Associated General Contractors Of Texas$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$146,216
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Orr won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Orr raised a total of $243,273.

2008

Orr won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Orr raised a total of $265,254.

2006

Orr won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Orr raised a total of $187,622.

2004

Orr won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Orr raised a total of $190,513.

Scorecards

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.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Texas scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2013

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.

2011

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature was in its 82nd legislative session from January 11 through May 30. A special session was called for May 31 through June 29.[9]

  • 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 on social issues, economic issues and other issues.
  • The Humane Scorecard assesses support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to environment and conservation issues.
  • 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 based on 56 House votes and 38 Senate votes that offer clear public policy choice.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Legislators are scored based on consumer-related bills.

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

2013

Orr received a score of 49.1 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of B+ that Orr received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Rob Orr received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Orr was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[10]

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Texas House District 58
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