Campbell files to oppose Wentworth for state senate seat
NEW BRAUNFELS — Dr. Donna Campbell announced Monday her intention to seek the Republican nomination for Texas Senate, District 25 in order to fill a void of conservative leadership.
Campbell ran unsuccessfully to unseat Congressman Lloyd Doggett in last year’s congressional races, carrying every county but one — Travis County — in that district. She will oppose incumbent seven-term Republican state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, who is viewed as a moderate by most party members.
The 25th District includes Guadalupe, Hays, Comal and parts of Bexar and Travis counties.
Campbell had said for months she intended to run against Doggett again, but the redistricting plan approved by the Texas Legislature moved Doggett into a district where he would face a significant hurdle from his own Democratic party as well. Much of Doggett’s current district moved into the district now represented by Republican Blake Farenthold of Corpus Christi.
As a medical doctor, mother of four children, and devoted conservative activist, Campbell said she brings a real-world perspective to the race.
In announcing her candidacy, Campbell stated, “Texas embodies the conservative dream in America. The voters of Senate District 25 deserve to have a Senator who accurately represents their conservative values. The call for limited government, fiscal responsibility, and unwavering family values cannot be ignored any longer.”
“Texans deserve better than lip service to conservatism,” Campbell continued.” “As a State Senator I will fight to keep Texas from looking more like Washington. Protecting innocent life and tackling the fiscal hurdle that is facing our state this next biennium are some of my priorities during the next legislative session.”
Former Hays County precinct chair Jim Clements endorsed Campbell, saying “The principles Donna Campbell stands for are aligned with the conservative values of the voters of SD 25. I’m overjoyed by her candidacy and look forward to working on her campaign.”
Conservative activist Michelle Lockhoof also said of Campbell, “Donna Campbell is pro-life, and supports fiscal sanity—both of which are lacking in Austin today. We need to elect Donna to ensure conservative representation in the State Senate.”
Hays County precinct chair Brian Mcauliffe gave his full support to Campbell’s candidacy as well. “Donna has proven to be resolute advocate for the conservative values of Texas voters. We need someone of her character in the State Senate.”
Donna is board certified in both ophthalmology and emergency medicine. Donna and her husband, Stan, have four beautiful daughters and live in the city of New Braunfels.