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Biographical Profile for Elliott Naishtat
Currently Elected State Representative District 49, Texas
Age: 70
Party: Texas Democratic Party
Phone: 512 463-0668
Address: 6401 Wilbur Drive
Austin, TX 78757
Elliott Naishtat's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
no response
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Gender: Male
Family: Single.
Birth Date: 02/15/1945
Birthplace: New York City, NY
Home City: Austin, TX
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
JD, Law, University of Texas - Austin, 1982
MSSW, Community Organization, University of Texas - Austin, 1972
BA, Queens College, City University of New York, 1965.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Attorney, Scanlan, Buckle and Young, 1998-present
Adjunct Professor, Social Work, Saint Edward's University, 1994-present
Instructor, Saint Edward's University, 1978-present
Staff Counsel, State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, 1986-1989
Field Faculty, School of Social Work, University of Texas - Austin, 1977-1980
Volunteers In Service To America Trainer, Volunteers In Service To America Trainer/ACTION-Domestic Peace Corps, 1967-1970
Director, Legislative Training Program, School of Social Work, University of Texas.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Chair, National Association of Jewish Legislators, 2004-present
Board Member, Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1991-present
Board Member, Communities-In-Schools of Central Texas, 1990-present
Member, National Association of Social Workers, 1985-present
Member, Austin-Travis County Bar Association, 1983-present
Chairman, Community Development Commission of Austin, 1976-1980
Member, Adult Service Council of Austin
Member, American Association of Retired Persons
Member, Austin Rape Crisis Center
Member, Common Cause
Member, Gray Panthers
Member, Jewish Federation Community Relations Council
Member, National Academy of State Health Policy
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member. Travis County Community Justice Council
Member, Travis County Democratic Party
Member, Women's Advocacy Project.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Chair, National Association of Jewish Legislators, 2004-present
Member, Human Services Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1997-present
Member, House Research Organization, 1997-present
Member, National Association of Jewish Legislators, 1996-present
Member, National Academy of State Health Policy, 1995-present
Founding Member, House Progressive Caucus-Legislative Study Group, 1995-present
Chair, Social Worker- Legislator Caucus, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1995-present
Vice Chair, Human Services Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1997-2001
Chair, Community Development Commission of Austin, 1976-1980
Member, Austin Democratic Forum.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1991-present.

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013

Human Services
Public Health, Vice-chair
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
no response
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
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