Drew Darby

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Drew Darby
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Texas State House, District 72
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Drew Darby is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 72 since 2007.

Darby is the Owner of Double D Title Incorporated, and Surety Title Company. He founded W. Drew Darby and Associates Law Firm.

Darby is a member of many organizations, including the Central High School Parent Teacher Organization, Central High School Site Base Committee, Colorado City Chamber of Commerce, Concho Country Emmaus Community, Farm Bureau, San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education
Redistricting, Chair


Darby served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • HB 749 - Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax for the maintenance and operation of a coliseum in the county.
  • HB 1853 - Relating to the authorization of school district ad valorem tax incentives for historic redevelopment and economic development
  • HB 1965 - Relating to permits to control protected wildlife; providing a penalty.
  • HB 3870 - Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of state financial regulatory agencies; making an appropriation.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Darby ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 72. Darby ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Darby won re-election in District 72 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 72
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Drew Darby (R) 29,933 100%


On November 4, 2008, Darby won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 72nd District, defeating Dennis Higgins (L). Darby received 37,010 votes in the election while Higgins received 5,560 votes.[6] Darby raised $181,350 for his campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 72
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Drew Darby (R) 37,010 86.93%
Dennis Higgins (L) 5,560 13.06%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Darby received $222,472 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]


Below are Darby's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Texas Assoc of Realtors $7,500
Texas Optometric Assoc $5,000
Texas Electric Cooperatives $4,000
Door Key Ranches Limited $4,000
Texas Medical Assoc $3,000


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."[10] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Drew Darby received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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