Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Robert Orr
by TexasGOPVote on August 31, 2011 at 9:00 AM
Rep. Rob Orr is humbled to represent the citizens of Johnson and Bosque Counties (District 58) in the Texas House of Representatives. He notes that the position of State Representative is one of the most challenging and exciting jobs of his professional career. He is proud of the work he is doing on behalf of the State of Texas.
He has distinguished himself by being named Chairman of the House Committee on Land and Resource Management. During the 80th Legislative Session, he served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Eminent Domain. In addition to these responsibilities, he continues to serve on the House Committee on Financial Institutions, the Steering Committee of the House Research Organization and as a member of the Republican Caucus Policy Committee and the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute.
Chairman Orr is also an active participant in The Energy Council, a national/international legislative organization that focuses on policies regarding energy and the environment, National Conference of State Legislators and the American Legislative Exchange Council.
He has been recognized by the Texas Association of Business with its Fighter for Free Enterprise Award for his pro-business and pro-Texas voting record, by the Heritage Alliance with its 2007 Conservative Leader Award, by the Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies with its Hero of Affordable Housing Award and by the Texas Association of Realtors for his support of property rights.
Active in his community and professional association, he has served as chairman of the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Johnson County Economic Development Commission and the Burleson Convention and Visitor's Bureau. A Realtor, Chairman Orr served as president of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors and on the Boards of Directors for the Texas and National Associations of Realtors.
His commitment to faith and community is unchallenged. He has served two terms as an Elder at St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, taught Sunday School and participated on numerous committees. He understands that to whom much is given, much is required.
An avid baseball fan, he coached his son's Little League baseball team for several years.
Chairman Orr is the Broker/Owner of Orr & Associates Real Estate in Burleson. He and his wife, Pam, who is also a Realtor, have 5 children and one grandchild. Both Chairman Orr and his wife are committed to seeing all children experience the same opportunities and quality of life they have enjoyed.
"I am a proud product of Texas public schools...As a grandparent, I continue to have a strong personal stake in the success of our public school system. We have excellent schools in Johnson and Bosque counties, and I will continue to push for educational reforms that will make our schools even better."