Craig Estes

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Craig Estes
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 30th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2001
Personal details
Born (1953-08-20) August 20, 1953 (age 61)
North Texas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jennifer
Residence Wichita Falls, Texas
Alma mater Oral Roberts University
Occupation businessman

Craig Linton Estes (born 20 August 1953) is a Republican member of the Texas Senate representing the 30th District.[1] He currently serves on the Health and Human Services, Nominations, and State Affairs committees, and is the vice-chair of the Natural Resources & Economic Development committee.[2] He also served as the President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate for the 83rd interim session.[3]

Election history[edit]

Senate election history of Estes.[4]

Most recent election[edit]

2012[edit]

Texas general election, 2012: Senate District 30.[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Craig L. Estes (Incumbent) 217,877 86.12 -13.88
Libertarian Richard Wells Forsythe, Jr. 35,127 13.88 +13.88
Majority 182,750 72.24 +27.76
Turnout 253,004 +14.24
Republican hold


Republican primary, 2008: Senate District 30[6]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Craig L. Estes (Incumbent) 44,464 65.27
Jim Herblin 22,599 34.73
Majority 21,865 30.54
Turnout 65,063

Previous elections[edit]

2008[edit]

Texas general election, 2008: Senate District 30.[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Craig L. Estes (Incumbent) 221,470 100.00 +30.95
Majority 221,470 100.00 +61.91
Turnout 221,470 -16.01
Republican hold


Republican primary, 2008: Senate District 30[8]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Craig L. Estes (Incumbent) 44,106 70.07
Charles R. Stafford 18,838 29.93
Majority 25,268 40.14
Turnout 62,944

2004[edit]

Texas general election, 2004: Senate District 30.He serves as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee.[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Craig L. Estes (Incumbent) 182,057 69.05 +1.49
Democratic Paul S. Gibbs 81,614 30.95 +1.18
Majority 100,443 38.09 +0.31
Turnout 263,671 +63.16
Republican hold

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 30.[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Craig L. Estes (Incumbent) 109,164 67.55 +4.91
Democratic Donald L. Acheson 48,110 29.77 -7.58
Libertarian Diane Wilson 4,321 2.67 +2.67
Majority 61,057 37.78 +12.49
Turnout
Republican hold
Republican primary, 2002: Senate District 30[11]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Dave Deison 11,508 42.30
Craig L. Estes (Incumbent) 15,698 57.70
Majority 4,190 15.40
Turnout

2001[edit]

Special Election Runoff: Senate District 30, Unexpired Term[12]
4 December 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Craig Estes 15,332 62.70 [13]+15.49
Democratic Greg L. Underwood 9,120 37.30 +14.38
Majority 6,212 25.40
Turnout 24,452
Republican hold
Special Election: Senate District 30, Unexpired Term[14]
6 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Rick Bunch 520 1.46
Republican Craig Estes 16,870 47.21
Republican Doug Jeffrey 1,139 3.19
Republican Harry Reynolds 2,908 8.14
Democratic Greg L. Underwood 8,189 22.92
Republican Kirk Wilson 6,105 17.09
Turnout 35,731

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Secretary of State (Texas) (2002-09-13). "State Senate Candidates for 2002 General Election". Retrieved 2006-12-27. 
  2. ^ Texas Legislative Council. "Texas Legislature Online Committee Memberships". Retrieved 2015-02-17. 
  3. ^ Texas State Senate. "Texas State Senate Seniority and President Pro Tempore List". Retrieved 2015-02-17. 
  4. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  5. ^ "2012 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2015-02-17. 
  6. ^ "2008 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2015-02-17. 
  7. ^ "2008 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2015-02-17. 
  8. ^ "2008 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2015-02-17. 
  9. ^ "2004 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  10. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  11. ^ "2002 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  12. ^ "Special Election Runoff, State Senate, District 30". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  13. ^ Change from Special Election
  14. ^ "Special Election, State Senate, District 30". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-05. 

External links[edit]

Texas Senate
Preceded by
Tom Haywood
Texas State Senator
from District 30 (Wichita Falls)

2001 – present
Incumbent