Speaker of the House

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Rep. Phelan, Dade

District 21

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Room 2W.13

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-1000

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10984 F.M. 1442 Suite B

Orange, Texas 77630

(409) 745-2777

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Biography

Representative Dade Phelan (Beaumont) is the 76th Speaker of the Texas House and is currently serving his fourth term as State Representative for District 21.

Prior to serving as Speaker, he served as Chair of the House Committee on State Affairs, as Vice-Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, as a member of the Calendars, Appropriations, and Elections Committees as well as the Select Committee on Ports, Innovation and Infrastructure.

In 2019, Speaker Phelan was named by Texas Monthly as one of the Best Legislators of the 86th legislative session. He has earned numerous additional accolades in recognition of his legislative service, including Capitol Inside's "Most Valuable Sophomore Member" in 2017 and as one of their "Most Outstanding Freshmen Legislators" in 2015. Phelan has been named Legislative Champion by the Boys and Girls Club of Texas, Legislator of the Year by the Texas Apartment Association, Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business, Most Valuable Legislator by the Texas Association of Community Schools, a Fighter for Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business and the 2019 Mental Health Champion by Mental Health America.

Phelan is the former president and two-time Governor appointee to the Lower Neches Valley Authority. His board service includes the Texas Lyceum, Southeast Texas CASA, Golden Triangle Coastal Conservation Association, The Jefferson Theater, St. Anne Catholic Church and Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas.

In addition to his duties as Speaker, Phelan works as a real estate developer at his family's fourth generation commercial real estate development firm, which owns and manages retail, industrial and office property in Texas and Arkansas.

His wife, Kim, is a solo practitioner attorney and together they have four sons, Ford, Mack, Hank and Luke. He and his family reside together in Southeast Texas, where Speaker Phelan was born and raised. He received his bachelor’s degree in Government and Business from The University of Texas at Austin.

El representante Dade Phelan nació y se crió en Beaumont, Texas, y egresó de la escuela secundaria Kelly en 1994. En 1998, obtuvo su licenciatura en Estudios de Gobierno y Negocios en la Universidad de Texas en Austin.

El Sr. Phelan fue, previamente, miembro del personal legislativo del representante estatal Mark Stiles, del líder mayoritario de la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos, Dick Armey, y del senador estatal Tommy Williams. Desde 2006, Phelan se ha dedicado a la construcción de propiedades comerciales y ha sido corredor con licencia en el sureste de Texas. Su empresa de cuarta generación posee y gestiona más de 2.5 millones de pies cuadrados de propiedades comerciales, industrias y oficinas en Texas y Arkansas.

Phelan fue designado dos veces por el gobernador para trabajar para Lower Neches Valley Authority, además de haber sido su presidente. Recientemente, ha ocupado cargos como miembro de las juntas directivas de Southeast Texas CASA, Golden Triangle Coastal Conservation Association, el Teatro Jefferson y la iglesia St. Anne Catholic Church. Asimismo, fue secretario de la junta de Caridades Católicas del Sureste de Texas.

En su primera sesión en representación del Distrito 21 de la Cámara, Phelan fue designado para formar parte del poderoso Comité de Asignaciones Presupuestarias, del Subcomité de Asignaciones Presupuestarias para la Educación y del Comité de Elecciones. La revista Capitol Inside lo nombró uno de los Nuevos Miembros Destacados de la 84. ° Sesión, la Coalición Conservadora de Texas lo nombró “Conservador Valiente” en 2015, y Texas Right to Life lo incluyó entre apenas catorce miembros en su Lista de Mención de Honor.

Su esposa Kim es abogada independiente y juntos tienen cuatro hijos: Ford, Mack, Hank y Luke.

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