ALIPAC Endorsed Candidate for Congress


ALIPAC's 2010 Candidate Survey

Name of Candidate: Dr. Donna Campbell

Name of Campaign Committee: Dr. Donna Campbell for US Congress Cmte.

Mailing Address: PO Box 156, Columbus, TX - 78934

Phone Contact Information: 512.750.9166

Campaign E-mail and website: drdonna@drdonnaforcongress.com www.drdonnaforcongress.com

State and District: Texas, US House District 25

Political Party: R

Is the candidate (Incumbent, Challenger, Open Seat): C

Campaign Funds Raised as of most recent reporting cycle: $104,000

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Candidate Background Information Personal
Donna Sue Burrows was born Sept. 17, 1954 in San Diego, Ca. while her father was in the Navy. When Donna was 6 months old, the family moved to Oklahoma where she grew up. Her dad became a member of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, while her mother worked in factories and later as a unit secretary in hospitals. Late in life her mother received her GED and went on to become an RN. Donna's parents are deceased; she has three younger brothers.

She first met Stan Campbell, a widower with three then school-aged daughters, in Israel at a Tony Evans Tour of the Holy Lands. The following year they met again and later married, with Donna subsequently adopting Stan's daughters. Five years ago, Donna and Stan together adopted a newborn girl, Anna Beth.

Education
Self motivated and disciplined, Donna began working at the age of 13 and through high school. She next put herself through college, graduate school, and medical school, where her academic achievements earned top recognition from national honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha. After obtaining her B.S. in Nursing from Central State University, she moved from Oklahoma to Texas. She completed a Masters in Nursing Degree from Texas Woman's University at Dallas, and then worked for over a decade as a full time nurse in critical and intensive care facilities.

In 1989, Donna began pursuit of a career in medicine and graduated with honors from Texas Tech University. She then chose a rigorous surgical internship in Dallas, which she says was one of the greatest times in her life. She then moved to Houston for a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and earned the distinction of Outstanding Resident, and the Morton Award. During this period she was also an active contributor to a variety of medical journals and publications and distinguished herself as a top presenter at conferences.

Faith
A devout Christian, Dr. Campbell and her family attend First Baptist Church in their hometown of Columbus.

Affiliations
Dr. Campbell is a member of:
• The Texas Medical Association
• The Colorado County Medical Society
• Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
• The American Academy of Physician Specialists
• The National Rifle Association
• The Texas State Rifle Association
• Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Board Certifications

Dr. Campbell is emergency department medical director for Columbus Community Hospital, and periodically serves the emergency departments of other hospitals in the area.

Dr. Donna Campbell is boarded in ophthalmology by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and boarded in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS. Notes Donna, “I chose emergency medicine as a full time practice and ophthalmology as an avenue to help the blind or of low vision internationally."

As a medical student, Donna volunteered her time and talent in Nicaragua. As an ophthalmologist, she performed eye surgeries yearly, in Ghana, West Africa, from 1993 to 2000. She gained a sense of international purpose while restoring lost vision to hundreds of individuals. “The people would say thank you to God first and then thank me." Donna notes. "This recognition of where the blessing originated just invigorated my desire to help the people of West Africa.