Dawnna M. Dukes – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 46, Texas

Texas Democratic Party
P.O. Box 14645Austin TX 78761
(512) 463-0506
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Gender: Female

Family: Single.

Birth Date: 09/03/1963

Birthplace: Austin, TX

Home City: Austin, TX

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Owner/Business Consultant, DM Dukes and Associates, Incorporated 1992-present

Criminal Justice Facilities Planner, 1987-1993


Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, Japan Society Local Public Policy Fellow, 1997

Delegate, American Council of Young Political Leaders, Taiwan, 1995

Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Austin Chapter

Member, Atlanta Council of Young Political Leaders

Member, Beta Psi Omega Graduate Chapter

Member, Flemming Fellowship Program, Center for Policy Alternative

Member, Leadership Austin

Member, Austin Chapter, Links Incorporated.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:

Treasurer, Texas Legislative Black Caucus

Member, Austin Women's Political Caucus.


Appropriations, Member

Calendars, Member

Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, Member

Oversight of Medicaid Reform, Member

Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Member

Subcommittee on Special Issues, Chair

Use of the Sales Tax on Sporting Goods, Member

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1994-present

Political Director for Texas, Clinton/Gore Campaign, 1996.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Due to her consistent crusade for the equality of all people, she was named the 1999 Outstanding Human Rights Advocate by the Human Rights Campaign. In 2009, Dukes received the Child Protection Legislator of the Year Award from the Child Protection Roundtable for her unwavering fight for the protection and quality of life of children. Also in 2009 the Texas Hospital Association presented Dukes the "Legislative Trailblazer of the Year Award" for her tireless efforts to fight for quality healthcare for the children and adults disadvantaged. Due to her innovative guidance and strong efforts to protect the environment, the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club presented Representative Dukes with the 'New Leadership for the Environment" award in 1995.

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

BS, Psychology, Texas A&M University, 1986.

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