Texas House Member

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Rep. Phelan, Dade

District 21

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Capitol Address:

Room E1.324

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0706

(512) 463-1861 Fax

District Address:

10984 F.M. 1442 Suite B

Orange, Texas 77630

(409) 745-2777

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Biography

Chairman Dade Phelan was born and raised in Southeast Texas. His fourth generation commercial real estate development firm owns and manages retail, industrial and office property in Texas and Arkansas. He received his bachelor’s degree in Government and Business from The University of Texas at Austin.

Phelan currently serves as Chair of the House Committee on State Affairs. He has previously served on the Natural Resources Committee as Vice-Chair, Calendars Committee, Appropriations Committee, Elections Committee and on the Select Committee on Ports, Innovation and Infrastructure.

Representative Phelan is one of three house members appointed to the State Water Infrastructure Fund for Texas Advisory Committee. The panel oversees the operation, function and structure of the state water fund and assists the Texas Water Development Board in achieving its goal of providing $27 billion in state water plan projects over the next 50 years.

Capitol Inside Magazine named Phelan one of the most outstanding freshmen in 2015 and in 2017 honored him again as the Most Valuable Sophomore member of the Legislature. 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 and a Fighter for Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business.

The American Council of Young Political Leaders selected Representative Phelan as one of seven United States foreign delegates to China and Taiwan. He traveled to Asia for diplomatic exchanges with China and Taiwan’s next generation of political leaders.

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

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

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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