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Senator Don Huffines: District 16
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Don Huffines

Occupation: Co-Owner, Huffines Communities

Legislative Experience: Senate Member: 2015 - present

Party: Republican

Don Huffines has always had a fervent passion for liberty and expanding conservative philosophy by thinking big and seeing beyond the obvious. Born in Dallas Texas- a fifth generation Texan- Don’s grandfather founded Huffines Auto Group in 1924. The company still is family owned and operated in the Dallas area. In 1985, Don and his twin brother Phillip started Huffines Communities, one of the largest real estate land development companies in DFW. Don graduated from UT Austin with a Finance Degree in 1981.

Don and his wife of 28 years, Mary Catherine, have raised four sons and one daughter, active in the Boy Scouts of America and all outdoor activities. His trust in Jesus Christ and the love of his family provide Don his life compass.

A desire to challenge the status quo and solve the big issues facing Texas led Don to enter into the world of politics. After beating a 22-year incumbent who outspent him two to one, Don was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2014. He served his first session during the 84th Legislature in 2015. He has served as a delegate to the 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions and as an alternate delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention. In the 84th session, Don served as Vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee as well as on the Business & Commerce Committee, Education Committee and Administration Committee.

In the 84th session, Don helped pass bills to strengthen the Second Amendment, support traditional values and the sanctity of life, and to advance economic liberty and free markets. Don also helped pass bills to make government more transparent, and to protect Texans’ property rights. Don believes that the legacy of the 84th session will be billions of dollars for transportation infrastructure without raising taxes, a $4 billion tax cut for Texans, an historic appropriation for border security, and significant steps forward for the Second Amendment.

The ultimate goal for Don is to bring all Texans together to achieve unimaginable prosperity through limited government so we may cherish our liberty that God alone has bestowed upon us. Don believes that in order to attain this, we must foster private charity, personal responsibility, and the fortification of the traditional family. To fully experience liberty, Don knows that we must have a virtuous society. Instead of turning to government for answers or solutions, Don believes in you and the power of the individual to solve most of our issues. By working together, everything is possible. Texas' greatest days are yet to dawn, and our future is limitless.

With these principles and goals in mind, Don’s focus will be to continue to champion and prioritize the issues of transportation, term limits for all elected office holders, budget transparency, and border security. Don will also work to advance the Second Amendment, to protect human life from conception to natural death, and to rein-in the size and growth of government.

Don has been recognized for being a champion for conservative values, receiving a top grade from Americans for Prosperity Texas, Texas Values, Texas Eagle Forum, Concerned Women for America, Young Conservatives of Texas, Mark P. Jones, Ph.D., Political Scientist at Rice University. Don has also received a100% Pro-Life Rating by Texas Right to Life, an A rating from the National Rifle Association and a 100% Small Business Rating from the National Federation of Independent Business. Additionally, he was named a Taxpayer Champion by the Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, an Anti-Toll Champion by the Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, a Courageous Conservative by the Texas Conservative Coalition and a Fighter for Free Markets by the Texas Association of Business.

Don lives and works with the attitude that he works for Texans as an employee of the people. As your state Senator, Don doesn’t accept the pay, per diem, or any benefits, such as health care or pension. He doesn’t even accept travel reimbursements. That makes sure that he stays grounded and constantly aware of who he serves: the hard-working residents and taxpayers of Senate District 16.

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Capitol Address District Address
The Honorable Don Huffines
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711

(512) 463-0116 (TEL)
The Honorable Don Huffines
8222 Douglas Avenue, Suite 675
Dallas, Texas 75225

(214) 239-6131 (TEL)