Senator Robert Duncan is known in the Texas Senate for his tireless work ethic, keen understanding of complicated policy and stellar reputation. Since elected in 1996, he has crafted major legislation impacting: water rights; healthcare transparency and affordability; the integrity of public investment funds; public and higher education; and the efficiency and effectiveness of our civil justice system.
Each legislative session since 1999, Senator Duncan has served on the Senate Finance Committee. He has routinely compounded that victory for West Texas by earning a coveted seat on the budget conference committee, which hashes out the final appropriations bill.
Since 2004, Senator Duncan has served as chairman of the State Affairs Committee. This committee addresses crucial statewide issues impacting all Texans. He was elected and served as president pro tempore of the Texas Senate during the 81st Legislative Session. Senator Duncan is also a member of the Natural Resources Committee, the Committee on Higher Education, the Jurisprudence Committee, and served during the 81st interim on the Select Committee on Public School Finance Weights, Allotments and Adjustments. During the 82nd interim he will serve on the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency.
Senator Duncan’s efforts in the Senate have been highlighted by honors based on his work ethic, legislative accomplishments and leadership. Texas Monthly has five times named him among the state’s 10 best legislators. It has also listed him as a “Texas Super Lawyer” for his professional reputation in the private sector.