June General Meeting
Senator Brandon Creighton
On May 10, 2014, the citizens of Senate District 4 voted overwhelmingly for Brandon Creighton to represent them in the Texas Capitol. Since he was sworn in on August 24 of the same year, Creighton has ably represented the interests of a district spanning Harris, Chambers, Jefferson, and most of Montgomery and Galveston Counties.
As a Senator, Brandon has built a solid reputation established over four terms in the House of Representatives in the lower chamber, he was known as one of the most conservative, hardworking and effective legislators in the Texas Capitol representing the interest of House District 16 and earning the respect of his peers who elected him Chairman of the Texas House Republican Caucus. His passion for state’s rights guaranteed under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution earned him chairmanship of the House Federalism Committees where he monitored the state’s relationship with the federal government and protected Texas’ constitutional rights.
Throughout his legislative career, Brandon has consistently advocated for bedrock conservative values, hammering excessive taxation, implementing, loser pays, tort reform, mandating drug testing for unemployment benefits, standing up for Texas’ 10th Amendment rights and blocking Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.
Brandon is an eighth-generation Montgomery County resident, where he resides with his wife, Fawn, and two children: Presleigh and Cannon. Brandon graduated from the University of Texas and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Oklahoma City University School of Law. In his spare time, he enjoys Texas history, sports, and hunting and fishing.
Dedicated To Public Service
Brandon began his public service in college, when he served as a messenger in the Texas Senate. (Records indicate he is the only Senate Messenger to return as an elected Senator.) After learning the value of hard work on his family ranch outside Conroe and working to fund his own education, he has applied his work ethic to a succession of roles. After serving as a policy advisor in the Texas Senate, he worked for the Attorneys General in both Texas and Oklahoma. Voters in Montgomery County first sent Brandon to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006 where over the course of six years, he served on multiple influential committees.
While it may have rubbed some of his legislative colleagues the wrong way,Brandon has fought for traditional Texas values since his first day in the Texas House. He received national acclaim for defending Texas’ sovereignty and for passing landmark tort reform legislation. Brandon has been a constant champion for 2nd Amendment rights and for protecting the sanctity of human life. He has also focused on maintaining the state’s lead as the nation’s top job creator by securing sensible investment in key infrastructure and workforce education. In 2013, he was overwhelmingly elected to chair the House Republican Caucus, serving as majority leader for the largest Republican state House majority in the nation.
Sine arriving in the Texas Senate, he has maintained his focus on the fundamental purposes of government, securing tax reductions and advocating for crucial infrastructure improvements in commercial waterways and ports.