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June 20, 2013

Estes announces re-election bid

By CHRIS AGEE | Lone Star News Group

State Sen. Craig Estes recently announced his intent to seek re-election in District 30, which includes Palo Pinto and Parker counties among others.

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

During the 2013 session, Estes authored Senate Bill 1857, a school safety bill Perry has since signed into law.

“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,” he said of the recent session. “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.”

In addition to Palo Pinto and Parker, District 30 also includes all of Archer, Clay, Cooke, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Wichita, Wise, and Young counties, as well as portions of Collin and Denton counties. He first won election to the seat in 2001.

On May 27, he was sworn in as the Texas Senate’s president pro tempore, making him the third highest-ranking official in the state after the governor and lieutenant governor.

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