AUSTIN – One of six female Republican state senators currently serving in the Texas Legislature, State Senator Donna Campbell announced her campaign for reelection to the Texas Senate today in front of a meeting of the San Antonio Republican Women.

“As more conservatives get elected, we are seeing more women get elected. This is not a coincidence. The Republican Party is the party of women and has always fought for policies that benefit women by keeping government out of the home and workplace,” Senator Campbell said. “I will keep fighting for what’s best for Texas families when you send me back to Austin.”

In an address to the group, Senator Campbell highlighted the work she completed last month during the legislative special session, passing two of the Governor’s top priorities including strengthening of abortion complication reporting and municipal annexation reform.

“It is wrong to force citizens who live outside the jurisdiction of a city to be absorbed as an exercise in government expansion simply to increase a city’s tax base,” said Senator Campbell. “That’s why we passed the Texas Annexation Right to Vote Act – to end forced annexation and give Texas residents a democratic say in the process.”

Senator Campbell also pointed out that she authored or sponsored 110 pieces of legislation during the 85th regular and special sessions with 53 of those becoming law. This reflects close to a 50% success rate during a year in which only 18% of all filed bills reached the governor’s desk. Along with annexation reform, she counted increased access to mental health care for veterans, tax relief for the spouses of first responders killed in action, and a number of pro-life bills as her greatest successes of the session.

An emergency room doctor from New Braunfels, Senator Campbell was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2012. She chairs the Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee and will be seeking her third term in office.

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