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Biographical Profile for Dawnna M. Dukes
Currently Elected State Representative District 46, Texas
Age: 51
Party: Texas Democratic Party
Phone: 512 463-0506
Address: P.O. Box 14645
Austin TX 78761
Dawnna M. Dukes's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
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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
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
BS, Psychology, Texas A&M University, 1986.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Owner/Business Consultant, DM Dukes and Associates, Incorporated 1992-present
Criminal Justice Facilities Planner, 1987-1993

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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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.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
no response
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. She received national recognition in 1999 for her legislative efforts to promote the increased participation of women and minority owned businesses in Texas by being named State Legislator of the Year by the National Association of Small Disadvantaged Businesses. In 2002, Representative Dukes was presented with the YWCA Woman of the Year award for her dedication and work in public policy and government services.
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