Texas House Member

Rep. Elkins, Gary

District 135

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Capitol Address:

Room 4N.3

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0722

(512) 463-2331 Fax

District Address:

9601 Jones Road

Suite 215

Houston, TX 77065

(832) 912-8380

(832) 912-8879 Fax

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Biography

Gary Elkins was elected in 1994 to represent House District 135, a portion of Harris County that includes Jersey Village. He currently serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Government Transparency & Operation and sits on the Committee on Urban Affairs.

A native of Houston, Representative Elkins graduated from Bellaire High School in 1974 and worked his way through college at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, where he earned a B.S. in Practical Theology. Representative Elkins returned to Houston and worked in real estate before starting his own financial services business.

Representative Elkins has served on the Governing Body of the Texas Legislative Council, the House Committees on Business & Industry, Financial Institutions, State Affairs, and Ways and Means among others. Through his service on these committees, Representative Elkins has gained a broad range of legislative experience and knowledge.

Representative Elkins’ philosophy of limited government that promotes business and family values has earned him a reputation as a common sense, conservative legislator. He has received the "Texas Taxpayer Champion" by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, "Champion for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business, and "Guardian of Small Business" by the National Federation of Independent Business. These awards were based on his votes on budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate common sense protections for taxpayers and responsible government spending as well as his support for pro-business legislation.

Representative Elkins lives in Jersey Village and is married to the former Julie Ann Brown. They have four children, four grandchildren, and are members of Faith Assembly of God Church.

Gary Elkins fue elegido en 1995 para representar al Distrito 135, una parte del condado de Harris, que incluye Jersey Village. Actualmente, se desempeña como presidente del Comité de Tecnología y miembro del Comité de Asuntos Urbanos.

Nativo de Houston, el representante Elkins se graduó de la Escuela Secundaria de Bellaire en 1974 y se forjó su camino por la universidad de Southwestern Assemblies of God, en Waxahachie, Texas, donde obtuvo una licenciatura en Teología Práctica. El representante Elkins regresó a Houston y trabajó en bienes raíces antes de iniciar su propio negocio, Personal Credit Corporation.

Gracias a su trabajo en el Comité de Comercio e Industria, el Comité de Instituciones Financieras, el Comité de Asuntos de Estado, el Comité de Relaciones Estatales, Federales e Internacionales y el Comité de Medios y Arbitrios, el representante Elkins ha adquirido vasta experiencia legislativa durante sus nueve sesiones al servicio de sus electores.

La filosofía del representante Elkins de un gobierno limitado que promueve valores pro-familia y pro-empresas le ha valido la reputación de legislador conservador con sentido común. En la última sesión, el representante Elkins fue nombrado Campeón del Contribuyente de Texas por Texanos por la Responsabilidad Fiscal en base a sus votos para el presupuesto básico y los asuntos de libre empresa que demuestran protecciones de sentido común para los contribuyentes y el gasto del gobierno responsable. Ha sido reconocido por la Asociación Texana de Negocios como Campeón de la Libre Empresa con base en sus registros de votación pro-negocios en la 77.°, 78.° y 79.° legislatura y Campeón de la Libre Empresa en la 81.° y 82.° Legislatura.

El representante Elkins vive en Jersey Village y está casado con Julie Ann Brown. Juntos tienen cuatro hijos, cuatro nietos y son miembros de Faith Assembly of God Church.

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