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Rep. Phelan, Dade

District 21


Capitol Address:

Room E1.324

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0706

(512) 463-1861 Fax

District Address:

11867 Hwy. 62 N.

Orange, Tx 77632

(409) 745-2777

P.O. Box 848

Nederland, Tx 77627

Counties Represented:

Jefferson (part) Orange



Representative Dade Phelan was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas and is a 1994 graduate of Kelly High School.He received his bachelor's degree in Government and Business from The University of Texas at Austin in 1998.

Mr. Phelan is a former legislative staff member to State Representative Mark Stiles, U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey and State Senator Tommy Williams. Since 2006, Phelan has been a commercial real estate developer and licensed broker in Southeast Texas. His fourth generation firm owns and manages over 2.5 million square feet of retail, industrial and office property in Texas and Arkansas.

Mr. Phelan is two time Governor appointee to and former president of the Lower Neches Valley Authority.He recently served as a board member to Southeast Texas CASA, Golden Triangle Coastal Conservation Association, The Jefferson Theater, St. Anne Catholic Church and as board secretary of Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas.

In his first session representing House District 21, Phelan was appointed to the powerful Appropriations Committee as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and the Elections Committee. Capitol Inside Magazine honored him as one of the 84th Session's Freshman Superlatives, Texas Conservative Coalition named him a 2015 "Courageous Conservative" while Texas Right to Life's included him as one of only fourteen members of their Honorable Mention List.

His wife, Kim, is a solo practitioner attorney and together they have four boys, Ford, Mack, Hank and Luke.


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