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Rep. Darby, Drew

District 72

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Capitol Address:

Room E1.308, Capitol Extension
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0331
(512) 463-0517 Fax

District Address:

36 W. Beauregard
Suite 517
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 658-7313
(325) 659-3762 Fax

Counties Represented:

Coke, Concho, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Reagan, Runnels, Sterling, Tom Green

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Biography

Drew Darby was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006 to serve the people of House District 72. He is a native of San Angelo, Texas and attended San Angelo public schools. Representative Darby attended the University of Texas and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance and a minor in Accounting. He earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas in 1971 and is a graduate of the Emerging Political Leaders Program at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

He is serving his fourth term on the House Committee on Appropriations, chairing the subcommittee on Natural Resources, Business & Economic Development and Regulatory agencies. He also serves as Chairman of the Redistricting Committee and a member of the House Higher Education Committee.

As a successful businessman, Drew is the founder of Drew Darby and Associates Law Firm, and owner of Surety Title Company, Inc. serving counties across West Texas. He is a member of the Texas Farm Bureau, the National Rifle Association, and the Texas Sheep and Goat Raiser's Association.

Drew's past leadership positions have been former member of the San Angelo City Council, former Chairman of the San Angelo Water Advisory Board, and former Chairman of the Lake Nasworthy Advisory Board.

Drew and his wife, Clarisa, have been married for twenty-six years and have five children and two grandchildren. They are members of the First Presbyterian Church of San Angelo.

During Representative Darby's tenure, he has served on significant committees which include:

83rd Session (2013)
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Business & Economic Development and Regulatory (Chairman)
  • Redistricting (Chairman)
  • Higher Education
82nd Session (2011)
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Business & Economic Development and Regulatory (Chairman)
  • Transportation (Vice Chair)
  • Local and Consent Calendars
  • State Sovereignty
81st Session (2009)
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Business and Economic Development (Vice Chair)
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Stimulus
  • Federal Economic Stabilization Funding, Select
  • Human Services
  • Transportation Funding, Select
  • Transportation Funding, Select, Subcommittee on Funding (Chair)
80th Session (2007)
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Regulatory
  • Business and Industry (Chair - Budget & Oversight)
  • House Administration
  • Property Tax Relief and Appraisal Reform, Select
  • Use of Sales Tax on Sporting Goods, Joint Legislative Task Force

Representative Darby's accomplishments include the Chairman's Award offered in recognition of outstanding contributions to the San Angelo community. Drew was bestowed the title of "Honorary Alumni" for authoring House Bill 3564 which allowed the realignment of Angelo State University with the Texas Tech University System, a first in the history of Texas Higher Education.

  • Other recognitions:
  • San Angelo Chamber of Commerce 2012 Citizen of the Year
  • Outstanding Legislator by the Texas Land Title Association
  • Friends of County Government by the Texas Association of Counties
  • Champion for Free Enterprise Award by the Texas Association of Business
  • Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement by the Texas Police Chiefs Association
last updated on 04/24/2013