Gary Elkins – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 135, Texas

Republican Party of Texas
16430 KoesterHouston, TX 77040
(713) 849-4279
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Representative Elkins is married to the former Julie Ann Brown. Together they have four children, four grandchildren.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Owner/President, Personal Credit Corporation, 1985-present


Real Estate.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, Faith Assembly of God Church.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Gary Elkins was elected in 1995 to represent District 135, a portion of Harris County that includes Jersey Village. He currently serves as Chairman of the Committee on Technology and sits on the Committee on Urban Affairs.

Having served on the Business & Industry Committee, Financial Institutions Committee, State Affairs Committee, State, Federal, and International Relations Committee, and Ways and Means Committee, Representative Elkins has gained a broad range of legislative experience during his nine sessions serving his constituents.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Faith Assembly of God Church.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Last session Representative Elkins was selected as a "Texas Taxpayer Champion" by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility based on his votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate commonsense protections for taxpayers and responsible government spending. He has been recognized by the Texas Association of Business as a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" based on his pro-business voting records in the 77th, 78th and 79th Legislatures and a "Champion for Free Enterprise" in the 81st and 82nd Legislatures.

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

Elkins worked his way through college at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, where he earned a B.S. in Practical Theology.

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