|Texas State House, District 72|
|2007 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
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.
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:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Local & Consent|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
- 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.
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.
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.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 72 |
2010 General election results
|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. Darby raised $181,350 for his campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 72|
|Drew Darby (R)||37,010||86.93%|
|Dennis Higgins (L)||5,560||13.06%|
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.
|Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Drew Darby's campaign in 2010|
|Texas Association Of Realtors||$15,024|
|Associated General Contractors Of Texas||$11,190|
|Pitcock Jr, James Douglass||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$222,472|
Below are Darby's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|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." 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.
- Drew Darby official site
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Darby
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2002
- Texas State Directory profile
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 72 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- State Surge profile
- Vote-TX.org profile
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Darby
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Darby
- Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- Texas Secretary of State Election History
- Official Texas Election Results
- Texas House official election results for 2008
- District 72 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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