Texas House Member

Rep. Dale, Tony

District 136

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State Representative Tony Dale was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. He serves on the House Committee on Energy Resources, the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety and the Local and Consent and Calendars Committee. He is a former member of the House Select Committee on Child Protection.

Representative Dale is Chairman of the House Energy Caucus and is a member of the Veteran's Caucus, the House Manufacturing Caucus. He represents western Williamson County, including the communities of Cedar Park, Leander and Brushy Creek, as well as the Williamson County portion of Austin and part of Round Rock.

Following the 83rd Legislative Session he was recognized as a 2013 Lone Star Conservative Leader by the Texas Conservative Roundtable and as a 2013 Courageous Conservative by the Texas Conservative Coalition. The Texas Association of Business gave him their highest honor, the Champion For Free Enterprise Award and the Hill Country News newspaper reader poll named him the Best of the Best Elected Official in 2013. The Combined Law Enforcement of Texas named him Freshman of the Year in 2013. Representative Dale is the former Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Cedar Park.

Tony is a proud U.S. Army veteran and the fifth generation in his family to have military service. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1989. In 1990 he joined the Army ROTC program. In 1992, upon graduation from The Ohio State University he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army. As an armor officer, Tony trained at Fort Knox, Kentucky and was stationed with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas from 1993-1997. He served as the tank platoon leader of A-2/8 CAV and is the former 2/8 CAV Battalion Maintenance Officer. In 1997 he left active service with the rank of Captain.

Tony is a charter member of the Hunter-Morris Memorial American Legion Post 911. His military decorations include the Parachutist Badge, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Noble Patron of Armor from the U.S. Army Armor Association. In his professional life Tony owns an energy related consulting firm.

Tony's wife, Mary Lopez Dale, is a former enlisted soldier and Army Captain who served in the 1st Cavalry Division’s 27th Main Support Battalion, the 1st Cavalry Division HQ and deployed to Kuwait with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team in 1996. Mrs. Dale completed law school after leaving the Army and she owns the Mary Dale Law Firm in Cedar Park. Mrs. Dale is the current Commander of American Legion Post 911 and is Chair of the United Way of Williamson County. They have been married for 24 years and have two daughters. They are members of Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church.

last updated on 03/09/2015