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Rep. Tinderholt, Tony

District 94

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Capitol Address:

Room E2.508

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0624

(512) 463-8386 Fax

District Address:

4381 W. Green Oaks Blvd. Ste. 107

Arlington, Tx 76016

(817) 478-5000

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Tarrant (part)

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Biography

State Representative Tony Tinderholt is a father, veteran, and conservative Republican from House District 94. He is serving his third term in the Texas Legislature, representing the people of Arlington, Dalworthington Gardens, and Pantego in Tarrant County.

Tinderholt serves as Vice Chairman of the Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee and as a member of the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee. He is also a founding member of the Texas Freedom Caucus and serves as a Deputy Floor Leader for the House Republican Caucus. During each legislative session, he has been ranked in the top 5 most conservative members by a nonpartisan Rice University study.

Tinderholt has been named a "Taxpayer Champion" by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, "Faith & Family Champion" by Texas Values, and "Courageous Conservative" by Texas Conservative Coalition. Many education, business, pro-life, personal responsibility, transportation, and gun rights groups have also recognized his leadership.

He is the proud father to his four children (Kayley, Nathan, Tyler, & Brenan) and grandfather to one grandson (Jaxon). He is happily married to his wife, Bethany, a loving mother and former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.

Before his state service, Tinderholt had a decorated military career. He entered active duty Air Force in 1988 as a Spanish Cryptologic Linguist, taking part in counter drug missions throughout South and Central America. Following 9/11, he re-entered active duty, this time in the Army. Tinderholt worked as a platoon leader, executive officer, detachment commander, and recruiting commander, even volunteering to deploy to a combat zone. At one point, he oversaw an $836 million budget and managed a team of over 400.

In his 21 years in the armed forces, Major (Ret.) Tinderholt served tours all around the world. He earned numerous badges, awards, and certifications including the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge.

In civilian life, Tinderholt previously educated students as a Spanish professor at Columbia College in Fort Worth. He holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership.

The Tinderholt family also loves to give back to their community. They volunteer with many organizations including Spirit of Hope Arlington, Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, St. Jude Medical Center, and the Arlington Police Foundation.
Tinderholt is a Lutheran, and his family attends St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Southwest Arlington.

El Representante del Estado Tony Tinderholt es un padre, veterano y Republicano conservador del Distrito 94 de la Cámara. Cumple su tercer mandato en la Legislatura de Texas, representando al pueblo de Arlington, Dalworthington Gardens y Pantego del Condado de Tarrant.

Tinderholt se desempeña como Vicepresidente del Comité de Asuntos de Defensa y Veteranos y como miembro del Comité de Seguridad Nacional y Seguridad Pública. También es miembro fundador del Grupo Libertad de Texas y se desempeña como Líder Adjunto de Piso del Grupo Republicano de la Cámara. En cada Período de Sesiones Legislativas, fue clasificado entre los 5 miembros más conservadores por un estudio apartidista de la Rice University.

Tinderholt fue nombrado "Defensor de los contribuyentes" por Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, "Defensor de la fe y la familia" por Texas Values, y "Valiente conservador" por Texas Conservative Coalition. Muchos grupos educativos, empresariales, provida, de responsabilidad personal, de transporte y de derecho a las armas también reconocieron su liderazgo.

Está orgulloso de sus cuatro hijos, Kayley, Nathan, Tyler, & Brenan, y de su nieto, Jaxon. Está felizmente casado con Bethany, una madre cariñosa y antigua porrista de los Dallas Cowboys.

Antes de prestar servicios para el estado, Tinderholt tuvo una carrera militar condecorada. Ingresó al servicio activo en la Fuerza Aérea en 1988 como lingüista criptológico de español, participando en misiones antidrogas en toda América del Sur y Central. Después del 9/11, reingresó al servicio activo, esta vez en el Ejército. Tinderholt trabajó como líder de pelotón, funcionario ejecutivo, comandante de destacamento y comandante de reclutamiento, e incluso se ofreció como voluntario para desplegarse a una zona de combate. Llegó a supervisar un presupuesto de 836 millones de dólares y dirigir un equipo de más de 400 personas.

En sus 21 años en las fuerzas armadas, el Mayor (Ret.) Tinderholt se desempeñó en misiones en todo el mundo. Obtuvo numerosas insignias, premios y certificaciones, tales como la Estrella de Bronce y la Insignia de Acción en Combate.

En la vida civil, Tinderholt previamente educó estudiantes como profesor de Español en el Columbia College de Fort Worth. Tiene grado de Magíster en Liderazgo Educativo.

A la familia Tinderholt también le encanta retribuir a su comunidad. Son voluntarios en muchas organizaciones, incluidas Spirit of Hope Arlington, Organizaciones Benéficas Católicas de Fort Worth, la Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, St. Jude Medical Center y la Arlington Police Foundation.

Tinderholt es luterano, y su familia asiste a la Iglesia Católica San Vicente De Paul del sudeste de Arlington.

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