Rob Orr

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Rob Orr
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Texas State House, District 58
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 10
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
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rob Orr is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 58 since 2005.

Biography

Orr 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

Orr served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • 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]

Issues

On his webiste Orr lists his top legislative priorities:[3]

  • 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.[4][5]

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.[6]

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.[7] Orr raised $265,254 for his campaign; Kauffman raised $7,397.[8]

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).[9]

Orr raised $187,622 for his campaign while Kauffman raised $166 and Stewart raised $0.[10]

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).[11]

Orr raised $190,513 for his campaign while Kauffman raised $2,502.[12]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Orr raised a total of $243,273 in 2010. Below are Orr's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[13]

Contributor 2010 total
Texas Association of Realtors $12,500
Perry, Bob J. $10,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $9,075
Beaumont, Ron $5,500
Beaumont, Linda $5,500
Rural Friends of Electric Cooperatives $4,000

2008

In the 2008 election, Orr raised a total of $265,254.[14]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Association of Realtors $8,096
Beaumont, Linda $5,000
Beaumont, Ron $5,000
Texas Association of Home Builders $3,500
Texas Electric Cooperatives $3,500

2006

In the 2006 election, Orr raised a total of $187,622. [15]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Beaumont, Linda $10,625
Humphreys, Gary $7,500
Compass Bancshares $4,000
Gilreath, Dale $3,500
Texas Association Of Realtors $3,500

2004

In the 2004 election, Orr raised a total of $190,513. [16]

His five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Association of Realtors $53,000
All Children Matter $10,000
Orr, Pam $6,000
Orr, Rob $4,526
Carlson, Roy $3,550

Scorecards

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

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."[18]

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