Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index

Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

Legislative clips Legislative clips archive Texas media links Current articles Texshare databases New books New & Noteworthy
Legislative Archive System Index to Sections Affected Conference committee reports Constitutional amendments Vetoes State budget Redistricting information Signed copies of bills Statutory revision Texas law timeline Water law timeline Statute publication dates Legislative intent guide
Texas Legislators: Past & Present Governors of Texas Lt. Governors and Speakers Senate Presidents Pro Tempore Senate & House seniority Member statistics Chief Elected Officials Texas legislators on Twitter
Sessions and years Bill statistics Member statistics Bill effective dates Legislative deadlines Session summaries Special sessions Legislative staff lists
Today's meetings Meetings by date Standing committees Committees by session Committee search Legislative reports Committee minutes Standing committee appointments
Library catalog House & Senate Journals House & Senate Rules Parliamentary resources General and Special Laws of Texas Codes of 1856 Paschal's Digest Penal Code revision research guide Code of Criminal Procedure guide Deceptive Trade Practices Act Impeachment of O.P. Carrillo Gubernatorial inauguration materials Water resources research guide School finance litigation archive
Frequently Asked Questions Contacting your legislator Texas bill status State agency hotlines & citizen   assistance Texas legislative agencies &   process Other libraries Public policy resources

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profileprinter friendly versionreturn to screen view

Craig Estes Craig Estes
Full Name: Craig Estes

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 30 Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 8, 2019 85th   84th   Republican Wichita Falls / Wichita   Archer, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Wise, Young
S 30 Jan 8, 2013 - Jan 13, 2015 83rd (1) (2)   Republican Wichita Falls / Wichita Senate President Pro Tempore (83rd)   Archer, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Wise, Young
S 30 Jan 13, 2009 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd   81st   Republican Wichita Falls / Wichita   Archer, Baylor, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young
S 30 Jan 11, 2005 - Jan 13, 2009 80th   79th   Republican Wichita Falls / Wichita   Archer, Baylor, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young
S 30 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 11, 2005 78th (3)   Republican Wichita Falls / Wichita   Archer, Baylor, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young
S 30 Dec 10, 2001 - Jan 14, 2003 77th (4) (5) (6)   Republican Wichita Falls / Wichita   Archer, Armstrong, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Collin, Collingsworth, Cooke, Cottle, Denton, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Grayson, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Montague, Motley, Scurry, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger
(1) 83rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/23/2013, SR 36, pp. 81-82. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 83rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 5/27/2013; 1st C.S., elected 5/27/2013; 2nd C.S.; and 3rd C.S. Senate Journal.
(3) 78th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/2003, SR 7, pp. 15-16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) Craig Estes, in special election 12/4/2001, sworn 12/10/2001, succeeded Tom Haywood, died 7/12/2001. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Special Election 11/6/2001 and Special Runoff Election 12/4/2001, State Senate, District 30. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-Current.
(6) Estes oath of office date 12/10/2001. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas Senate.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 78th Legislative Session, 2003.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 79th Legislative Session, 2005.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 80th Legislative Session, 2007.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 81st Legislative Session, 2009.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 82nd Legislative Session, 2011.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 83rd Legislative Session, 2013.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 84th Legislature, 2015.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Craig Estes, 77th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Craig Estes, 78th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Craig Estes, 79th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Craig Estes, 80th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Craig Estes, 81st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Craig Estes, 82nd Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 77th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 78th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 79th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 80th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 81st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 82nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 83rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 84th session composite photo of Senate members(Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    85th R.S. - 2017
    Business and Commerce  
    Natural Resources and Economic Development (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    State Affairs  
    84th R.S. - 2015
    Health and Human Services  
    Natural Resources and Economic Development (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    State Affairs  
    Study TRS Benefit Plans  
    83rd R.S. - 2013
    Agriculture, Rural Affairs, and Homeland Security (Chair) 
    Business and Commerce  
    Finance  
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Redistricting, Select  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Study Human Trafficking, Joint Interim  
    Study Recruitment of Firearms and Ammunition Manufacturers, Joint Interim (Co-Chair) 
    Study the Effects of Border Wait Times, Joint Interim  
    Study Water Desalination, Joint Interim (Co-Chair) 
    82nd R.S. - 2011
    Agriculture, Rural Affairs, and Homeland Security (Chair) 
    Business and Commerce  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Public Education Funding  
    Finance Subcommittee on Public Safety  
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Redistricting, Select  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations  
    81st R.S. - 2009
    Agriculture & Rural Affairs (Chair) 
    Business and Commerce  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    International Relations and Trade  
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Redistricting, Select  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure  
    80th R.S. - 2007
    Business and Commerce  
    Business and Commerce Subcommittee on Emerging Technologies and Economic Development  
    International Relations and Trade  
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources (Chair) 
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure  
    79th R.S. - 2005
    Business and Commerce  
    Business and Commerce Subcommittee on Emerging Technologies and Economic Development  
    International Relations and Trade  
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair)  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture and Coastal Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources (Chair) 
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations (Vice Chair)  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure  
    78th R.S. - 2003
    Business and Commerce  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    International Relations and Trade  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations (Vice Chair) 
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure  
    Workers' Compensation, Select, Interim  
    77th R.S. - 2001
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture  
    Nominations  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations  
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.