Robert Duncan

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Robert Duncan
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Texas State Senate, District 28
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas Tech University
J.D.University of Texas School of Law
Personal
BirthdayAugust 5, 1953
Place of birthVernon, TX
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Robert Duncan (b. August 5, 1953) is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.[1] He served as President Pro Tempore during the 81st Legislature.

Biography

Duncan graduated with a B.S. from Texas Tech University and also graduated with a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

In addition to being a senator, Duncan is also an attorney and partner at Partner, Crenshaw, Dupree, and Milam. Prior to his position in the state senate, Duncan was a representative in the Texas House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Finance
Higher Education
Natural Resources
State Affairs, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Duncan served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Duncan served on the following Texas Senate committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Duncan won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 28. Duncan defeated E.M. Garza in the May 29 Republican primary election and defeated M.J. Smith (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Texas State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Duncan Incumbent 86.4% 183,619
     Libertarian M.J. Smith 13.6% 28,932
Total Votes 212,551


Texas State Senate District 28 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Duncan 85.4% 52,990
E.M. Garza 14.6% 9,069
Total Votes 62,059

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Duncan won re-election to the 28th District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponent MJ Smith.[6]

Duncan raised $560,022 for his campaign while Smith raised $0.[7]

Texas State Senate, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Duncan (R) 179,059 88.17%
MJ Smith (L) 24,022 11.82%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, a year in which Duncan was up for re-election, he collected $560,022 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Association of Realtors $12,500
Texas Medical Association $10,000
Texas Health Care Association PAC $7,500
Charles Butt $7,500

2004

In 2004, a year in which Duncan was up for re-election, he collected $375,765 in donations.[9]

His largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Kip Averitt Campaign $10,081
Texas Medical Association $9,075
Frances, L. Frederick $6,000
3 donors each contributing: $5,000

2002

In 2002, a year in which Duncan was up for re-election, he collected $324,227 in donations.[10]

His largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Dental Association $6,000
Texas Optometric Association $5,000
Texas Association of Realtors $5,000
Texas Association of Mortgage Attorneys PAC $5,000
Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association $5,000

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

2011

Robert Duncan received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Duncan and his wife, Lynne, have two children: Lindsey and Matthew.

Controversies

Taxpayer money for private flights

Robert Duncan was spotlighted by Texas Watchdog in November 2009 because he spent $15,800 on non-commercial air travel between January 1, 2008 and May 1, 2009. Texas taxpayers reimbursed Duncan for these private air flights under senate rules. Two other senators who fly on private aircraft and are reimbursed by state taxpayers for these trips including John Carona and Carlos Uresti.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Montford
Texas Senate District 28
1997-present
Succeeded by
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