Elliott Naishtat – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 49, Texas

Texas Democratic Party
6401 Wilbur DriveAustin, TX 78757
(512) 463-0668
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

Profession (professional 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.

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

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

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.

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