About Senator Donna Campbell, M.D.

Donna’s Life

Senator Donna Campbell, M.D. is a retired board certified ophthalmologist, board certified emergency medicine physician, and proud parent of four daughters. She lives in New Braunfels and represents Senate District 25, a six county district which includes parts of San Antonio and Austin.

Senator Campbell was born on a naval base and grew up with a great respect for the military and law enforcement. Her father served in the U.S. Navy and later as a trooper in the highway patrol. Her mother worked in factories most of her life until studying to become a nurse at the age of 48.

Senator Campbell completed her Masters of Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and received her M.D. from Texas Tech University, where she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor society for medical schools. She completed her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and was awarded the prestigious Morton Award as an outstanding resident in ophthalmology.

A proud woman of faith, Senator Campbell has volunteered with Christian Eye Ministries and performed hundreds of eye surgeries in the West African nation of Ghana. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, jogging, and watching “Touched by an Angel” with her youngest daughter, Anna.

Donna’s Accomplishments

Senator Campbell has received top honors for her legislative accomplishments from several organizations including (but not limited to) the NRA, Texas Alliance for Life, Texas Values, Texas Conservative Coalition, and the Texas Association of Business. Since her first Legislative Session in 2013, she has consistently received the Courageous Defense of Life Award, been named a Top Courageous  Conservative, and designated a Fighter for Free Enterprise. Additionally, she was recently recognized as Legislator of the Year at the NFL game in Green Bay, WI,  for passing the first bill in the nation to help locate missing children with Child ID kits. Senator Campbell has also received the esteemed John Paul Award for her unwavering commitment to the protection of life in the womb.

This past Regular Session, she was elected by her colleagues in the Senate as President Pro Tempore. Should the Governor and Lieutenant Governor be out of the state, Senator Campbell will honorably step in and serve as Governor of Texas.