Tom Craddick – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 82, Texas

Republican Party of Texas
2 Lakes DriveMidland, TX 79705
(432) 694-2894
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Craddick married the former Nadine Nayfa, a native of Sweetwater, in 1969. They have two children, Christi and Thomas Russell, Jr. Their son, Tommy, married the former Laura Parker in 2004. Craddick and Nadine have a grandson, Tripp, and two granddaughters, Claire and Catherine.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

He is a business development representative for Rapid Drilling and Chem Rock, an oilfield supply company, owns Craddick Properties, a Midland investment business, and is president of Craddick, Inc.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, Midland Downtown Lions Club, present

Eagle Scout.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1968-present.

Craddick served as speaker from January 2003 - January 2009. During that time, Texas went from a $10 billion budget shortfall to a $10 billion budget surplus.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

MBA, Texas Tech University, 1966

BBA, Texas Tech University, 1965.

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