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Congressman Brian Babin was sworn into the 114th Congress on January 6, 2015. As a life-long resident of East Texas, he proudly serves the people of Texas’ 36th Congressional District – which includes the counties of Chambers, Liberty, Hardin, Polk, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Orange, and portions of southeastern Harris County.
Congressman Babin was born in Port Arthur, Texas and grew up in Beaumont. He graduated with a bachelor of science from Lamar University and completed dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas. He and his wife Roxanne live in Woodville, Texas and have been married since 1972. They have 5 children and 11 grandchildren.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Babin served as an airborne artilleryman in the U.S. Army Reserve and in the Texas Army National Guard and held various jobs to put himself through school including: merchant seaman, janitor, musician, and U.S. Post Office letter carrier. Following his graduation from dental school, he served in the United States Air Force and was stationed overseas.
In 1979, Babin returned to East Texas and settled in Woodville where he opened his dental office. While running the practice and maintaining his small business for over three and a half decades, Babin served his community in a variety of ways – including as Woodville’s Mayor, City Councilman, and ISD School Board Member, as well as the Director of the Tyler County Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club President.
Upon setting in in Woodville, Congressman Babin also worked for Ronald Reagan’s campaign as the county and then regional coordinator. Under his watch, he was instrumental in turning the tide toward Reagan and Republicans in Deep East Texas, which at the time was heavily Democratic.
Since 1999, Babin has also served on the Lower Neches Valley Authority, appointed by then-Gov. Bush and reappointed by Gov. Perry. He has also previously served on the Texas State Historical Commission and the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. In addition, he has served on the Deep East Texas Council of Governments.
In 2014, Babin was elected to Congress as the Representative of Texas’ 36th Congressional District. He serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee – providing him a critical platform to serve the economic needs of the district, which includes NASA’s Johnson Space Center, four deepwater ports, and numerous oil and gas refineries.
Congressman Babin is a proven conservative leader who was elected on his commitment to creating a stronger and more secure America for future generations. He believes we can change the direction of our country by promoting conservative policies that focus more on empowering the people – rather than the federal government. To that end, Congressman Babin is a strong opponent of the top-down, big-government policies being pursued by the Obama Administration and is fighting to repeal Obamacare, secure our border, and balance the budget. With the right conservative leadership, Congressman Babin maintains America’s brightest and best days are still ahead of us.