June 17, 2013
Contact: Noe Barrios (512) 560-7370

Republican State Senator Craig Estes Announces Reelection
Conservative businessman who authored landmark school safety legislation and tax cuts for businesses last session says he will continue to fight for common-sense conservative values

WICHITA FALLS, TX – State Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) today announced his intent to seek reelection to the State Senate. Estes will again run in Senate District 30, which is unchanged from the maps used during the last election cycle. The map recently passed by the Texas Senate simply enacts the court ordered map and must now be passed by the House before the Special Session on Redistricting ends later this month. Despite the pending challenge, Estes is enthusiastic to run for another term.

“I look forward to once again earning the support of the citizens in Senate District 30 and continuing to fight for common-sense conservative values in the Texas Senate,” said Estes. “I plan to run a positive grassroots campaign across the entire district based on my proven record of conservative leadership.”

During the 2013 session, Senator Estes authored SB 1857, the school safety legislation that was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry. Estes also co-authored water infrastructure legislation, helped pass a balanced conservative state budget without raising taxes, passed “drone protection” reform, stronger border security initiatives and business tax cut legislation for critical telecommunications infrastructure in our state. This tax cut is expected to create 6,000 new jobs with $250 million in annual salaries and generate $1.4 billion in additional economic activity.

“My constituents made it clear they wanted us to pass a conservative legislative agenda, and I am proud of what we were able to accomplish,” said Estes. “When re-elected, I will continue listening to the families of District 30 to make sure our shared conservative values are well represented in the Texas Senate.”

The Senate map which enacts the court-ordered map for District 30 includes all of Archer, Clay, Cooke, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Wise, and Young Counties as well as large geographical portions of Collin and Denton Counties.

Senator Estes is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Homeland Security, and currently represents Senate District 30 covering Archer, Clay, Collin (part), Cooke, Denton (part), Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo, Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Wise, and Young counties.

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