Kingwood Area Republican Women
January General Meeting
86th Legislative Update
Guest Speakers: State Senator Brandon Creighton and State Representative Dan Huberty
Date: January 20th,2022
Place: Chimichurri’s 1660 W Lake Houston Pkwy, Kingwood, TX 77339
State Senator Brandon Creighton District 4
On August 26, 2014, Senator Brandon Creighton was sworn in to the Texas State Senate to represent the citizens of District 4, which encompasses parts of Montgomery, Harris, Chambers, Jefferson and Galveston Counties.
During his tenure as Senator, he has taken the lead on key issues that matter to Texas job creators including franchise and property tax relief, water and transportation infrastructure, and border security.
Before election to the Texas Senate, Creighton served as State Representative for District 16 where his peers elected him to Chairman of the Texas House Republican Caucus. He also served as Chairman of House Federalism Committees tasked with overseeing the state’s relationship with the federal government and ensuring that Texas’ constitutional rights are protected.
Throughout his legislative career, his priorities have distinguished him as a genuine defender of conservative values. He has relentlessly hammered excessive taxation, pursued “loser pays” tort reform, passed drug testing for unemployment benefits, stood up for Texas’ 10th Amendment rights and effectively blocked Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.
Brandon is an eighth-generation Montgomery County resident, where he resides with his family. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and holds his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Oklahoma City University School of Law. In his spare time, he enjoys Texas history, sports, hunting and fishing.
State Representative Dan Huberty District127
State Representative Dan Huberty has served District 127 in the Texas House of Representatives since he was sworn in on January 11, 2011. He has been re-elected to this seat five times and is serving in his sixth legislative session. Huberty was named to the House Committee on Public Education, as well as the House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures, for the 87th Legislative Session.
Huberty has served on the Committee on Public Education during each of his previous sessions, including as Chairman of the committee during the 85th and 86th Legislative Sessions. In previous sessions, he was a member of the Committees on County Affairs, Pensions, State Affairs and Calendars. He was also served on the Select Committee on Redistricting and a Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures & Finance.
In his role as Chairman, Huberty championed several important pieces of legislation relating to public education. The most important being HB 3 in the 86th Session, which implemented transformational reforms to public school finance in Texas by modernizing outdated formulas, increasing the state share of funding, putting more money into classrooms, energizing teacher pay and investing in programs. Also known as “The Texas Plan”, the legislation stemmed from a report created by the Commission on Public School Finance, which Huberty was appointed to after creating the entity with HB 21 in the 85th Session.
Huberty’s successes have earned him many honors. Texas Monthly named him one of the “Top 10 Legislators” in the biennial Best & Worst List of 2017, while Capitol Inside named him one of the “Top Texas House Floor Fighters” and a “Top Ten Legislator” in 2019, 2017 & 2015. After his first session in 2011, the Texas Monthly Best & Worst Legislator List included him as the “Rookie of the Year”. Also, the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce honored him as the Dr. Hayden McKay “Citizen of the Year” in 2016.
Additionally, he has received multiple awards for his individual achievements, including the 2019 TACS Distinguished Service Award, the 2019 TCEA “Friend of Education” award, the 2018 “Key Communicator of the Year” award from the Texas School Public Relations Association, the 2018 TCTA “Friend of Education” Award, the 2017 “Legislator Appreciation Award” from the Fast growth School Coalition, the 2015 Associated Builders & Contractors “Free Enterprise Champion” award, the 2015 Texas Association for the Education of Young Children “Elected Official of the Year” award, the 2015 Houston Apartment Association “Distinguished Service Award”, the 2015 Texas Association on Business “Champion for Free Enterprise”, the 2015 & 2011 Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas “Best of the Texas House” award, the 2011 Academic Language Therapy Association “Champion for Children with Dyslexia” award and the 2011 Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education “Legislator of the Year” award.
Huberty currently serves as a consultant of The Parking REIT, a real estate investment trust where he works to acquire income-producing parking assets. His business expertise has allowed him to work across a variety of sectors, from oil and gas to local real estate. The majority of Huberty’s previous work was in the parking industry.
Active in his community, Huberty is a board member of the Partnership Lake Houston; works with the Kingwood Chamber of Commerce and the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Humble Intercontinental Rotary club, and he is a board member of the Be an Angel Fund.
Dan and his wife, Janet, have been married for almost 26 years. They live in Walden on Lake Houston with their three children, Brianna, Ryan and Dylan, and yellow labs, Rocky and Bullwinkle. They are active parishioners at Saint Martha’s Catholic Church.