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.
MBA, Texas Tech University, 1966
BBA, Texas Tech University, 1965.
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.
Member, Midland Downtown Lions Club, present
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.