• Meet Drew

  • Meet Drew


    Drew Darby was born in San Angelo. He grew up here and attended San Angelo public schools, graduating from San Angelo Central High School.

    Drew attended the University of Texas at Austin on a football scholarship. The first member of his family to attend and graduate from college, he finished his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance with a minor in Accounting.

    He then entered the University of Texas School of Law and earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. Additionally, Drew graduated from the Emerging Political Leaders Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

    Returning to his hometown after college, Drew took his degrees to the private sector. Through a lot of hard work and support from his family, he built Surety Title Company, Inc., which has offices serving customers throughout West Texas.

    Drew is a member of the Texas Farm Bureau, the National Rifle Association, the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' Association, and a member of the Ballinger, Big Spring Area, Eden, and San Angelo Chambers of Commerce.

    He and his wife, Clarisa, celebrate twenty-seven years of marriage, and have five children and three grandchildren. The family attends First Presbyterian Church in San Angelo.

    • Award-winning leadership:
    • "Service and Dedication to Education Award" (Texas Retired Teachers Association)
    • Oil & Natural Gas Industries Texas Legislative Champion Award - 2013
    • "Best of the Legislature 2013" (Capitol Inside)
    • "Best Legislator - Honorable Mention" (Texas Monthly, 2013)
    • "Citizen of the Year" (San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, 2012)
    • "Outstanding Legislator" (Texas Land Title Association)
    • "Champion for Free Enterprise Award" (Texas Association of Business)
    • "Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement" (Texas Police Chiefs Association)
    • "Guardian of Small Business" (National Federation of Independent Business)
    • "Champion for Children Award" (Texas Coalition of Homes for Children)
    • "Hall of Fame" (Texas Realtors Association)
    • "Best of the Legislature 2011" (Capitol Inside, Honorable Mention)
      • Endorsements:
      • Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas PAC
      • Conservative Republicans of Texas
      • Keep Texas Working PAC
      • San Angelo Standard Times
      • Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC
      • Texas Alliance for Life
      • Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association PAC
      • Texas Association of Business PAC
      • Texas Association of Realtors PAC
      • Texas Association of Manufacturers PAC
      • Texas Farm Bureau - AGFUND
      • Texas Hospital Association PAC
      • Texas Medical Association PAC
      • Texas Municipal Police Association
      • Texas Parent PAC
      • Texas RN/APRN PAC
      • Texas Retailers Association PAC
      • Texas State Teachers Association PAC
      • Texas Wildlife Association PAC

    On the Issues


    Budget Transparency

    Representative Darby devotes a great deal of time and energy to taking a complex state budget and making it easier for real Texans to understand. As a member of the committee that sets the budget for the state, he's focused on meeting the basic needs of the people of Texas and on demanding that government agencies live within their means. In the 83rd session, Drew led the effort by authoring and passing into law an elimination of an electricity surtax while lowering trash collection and insurance fees on homeowners to only what is neccessary, not a revenue source for growing state government.

    Champion for Our Schools

    Representative Darby works hard for our school children, their parents, and the teachers who serve them. Since entering the Legislature, his focus has been on local control for schools and on student performance, not overburdening standardized tests and state government bureaucracy. In the 83rd session, he was proud to support retired teachers by ensuring their pension fund is fiscally sound. As a member of the Higher Education committee, Drew is also working to ensure our regional universities and community colleges are delivering affordable career advancement for students and their families.

    Water

    Representative Darby understands that water infrastructure is critical for life and for our economy. State government must be a positive resource, helping us plan for our future and where possible aid water resource development so that we can keep water rates affordable. It must not, however, create more regulatory barriers that prevent West Texans from solving West Texas problems.

    Economic Development

    Representative Darby is a strong fiscal conservative and a business owner, who believes that keeping taxes low, maintaining a predictable regulatory environment and a fair court system are the keys to keeping the Texas economy strong. Throughout his work in the legislature, Drew has lowered taxes on small businesses, streamlined business permitting and is a strong proponent of tort reform.

    Transportation

    Representative Darby considers better transportation infrastructure to be a top priority for West Texas and he’s fought, every session, for more investment in our area’s roads, rail and bridges. He opposes more debt and tollroads as the solution to our transportation problems and favors a "pay as you go" system that puts transportation as a constitutional priority for state government.

    Connect With Drew


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    Capitol Office
    512.463.0331


    San Angelo Office
    325.658.7313
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      San Angelo, TX 76902