Phelan announces re-election bid
Published 8:41 am Friday, June 26, 2015
After a successful legislative session with historic conservative results, first term State Representative Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) today announced he will seek re-election to the Texas House. Phelan currently serves House District 21, which covers part of Jefferson County and all of Orange County.
During his 2014 campaign, Phelan promised to advance the conservative agenda of lowering taxes, balancing the state budget, securing the border, expanding 2nd amendment rights, and protecting innocent life in the womb. This session, Phelan says he delivered on each one of these priorities and more.
Phelan was appointed to serve on the powerful Appropriations Committee, where he helped to craft and pass a balanced state budget and the $3.8 billion property and franchise tax cut package for our hard-working Texas families.
“The bigger the tax cut, the bigger the positive impact on job creators and families,” said Phelan. “We have taken the conservative steps to ensure our economy will overcome slumping oil prices and continue to grow and create good jobs.”
An adamant defender of 2nd Amendment rights, Phelan co-authored the landmark legislation that allowed licensed open carry of handguns. He is ‘A’ rated by both the NRA and TSRA.
This session, he co-authored the bill limiting the judicial bypass process by which judges allow abortions on minors without informing parents. Phelan’s commitment to the unborn has earned him the endorsements of both Texas Right to Life and Texas Alliance for Life.
He and his wife, Kim, live in Jefferson County with their three children, Ford, Mack, and Hank, with a fourth child on the way.