Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Drew Darby District 72 (R-San Angelo)

Industry
Lawyer, Business Owner
Education
B.B.A., J.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Spouse
Clarisa
Committees
  • Appropriations
  • Higher Education
  • Redistricting (Chair)
  • Subcommittee on Articles VI, VII & VIII (Chair)
  • Redistricting (Procedural) Committee (Chair)
  • House Select Committee on Redistricting (Chair)
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Darby owns and operates the title companies Surety Title and Darby Title Inc. and a law firm, Drew Darby and Associates.

  • Darby has disclosed that he receives income from Leclair Operating, a petroleum company in Abilene, and has assets in Kachina Pipeline Inc. valued at more than $25,000. Kachina builds pipeline and operates crude oil and natural gas wells. Darby also disclosed that he has been on retainer as an attorney for the consumer lending firm Western Shamrock Corporation, a contract valued at more than $25,000. He did not provide the actual values of these assets.

Property

  • Residence in San Angelo valued at $628,100

  • Residence in Leakey owned by Darby's wife valued at $272,494

  • Residence owned by one of the companies Darby has assets in, Sisters Development Company, in San Angelo valued at $318,700

Analysis

  • Darby has filed legislation that could affect his career and financial interests, from bills dealing with homeowner financing and loans to title insurance and petroleum transport.

  • He is a former San Angelo City Council member and a past chairman of the San Angelo Water Advisory Board and the Lake Nasworthy Advisory Board.

  • Darby's son, W. Derek Darby, a lawyer who represents real estate developers and lenders, was appointed by former House Speaker Tom Craddick — and reappointed by current House Speaker Joe Straus — to the Texas Facilities Commission.