Texas governor Oran Milo Roberts (1879-1883) reported to have spent a sum total of only thirty-five cents on his campaign. After serving as Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court for four years, he received a unanimous nomination from the Democratic Convention to run for governor. In 1878, he was elected governor of Texas and served two terms. He was elected on a platform of post-Reconstruction fiscal reform. Both of his gubernatorial terms were marked by a reduction in state expenditures.