BURLESON - State Representative Rob Orr, R-Burleson, has filed the necessary paperwork to seek re-election to represent District 58 (Johnson and Bosque counties) in the Texas House of Representatives.

Orr, who serves as chairman of the House Committee on Land and Resource Management, is seeking his third term in the Texas Legislature.

“Serving as a state representative has been one of the most interesting, exciting and challenging jobs of my professional career,” Orr said. “I am humbled by the support I continue to receive and look forward to continuing to provide a strong conservative voice in Austin.”

During his two-term service, Orr has reduced property taxes, strengthened family values and worked to protect the rights of property owners.

In the 81st Legislative Session, Orr looks forward to working on such issues as illegal immigration, improving health care opportunities for all Texans and securing eminent domain protections for property owners.

“I believe that as a state we must continue to secure our international borders and am proud that we stepped forward this last session to increase funding for border protection. But that is not where our efforts should end. I’ll be working with the House leadership on these important issues,” Orr said.

Orr will also continue to seek a reduction in regulations that can lead to more afford able and accessible health care throughout the state.

“I am a strong supporter of private property rights,” Orr said. “I will continue to work to ensure that property owners receive fair compensation in cases of eminent domain.”

In the 80th Legislative Session, Orr chaired a Subcommittee on Eminent Domain, which combined 15 pieces of proposed legislation into three.

He also served on the House Financial Institutions Committee, House Research Organization, Republican Caucus Policy Committee, Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute and the Energy Council, a national/international legislative organization that focuses on policies regarding energy and the environment.

Orr has received numerous commendations since the 80th Session adjourned. These include the Fighter for Free Enterprise Award from the Texas Association of Business for his “pro-business, pro-Texas” voting record and the 2007 Conservative Leader Award from the Heritage Alliance. He has also been recognized by the Texas Association of Realtors for his support of and work on protecting private property rights.

Orr and wife, Pam, own Orr & Associates Real Estate in Burleson. They have five children and one grandchild.