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Senator Don Huffines: District 16
Don Huffines

Occupation: Co-Owner, Huffines Communities

Legislative Experience: Senate Member: 2015 - present

Party: Republican

Don Huffines has a fervent passion for liberty and expanding conservative philosophy by thinking big and broadly, seeing beyond the obvious, and working with integrity to apply common sense solutions. A Dallas native and fifth generation Texan, he continues to honor his family's legacy of faith in God, hard work, and public service. The Huffines’ family roots run deep in Texas. Before the turn of the 20th century his family started out in agriculture, working the land by hand. In 1924, Don’s grandfather started an automobile business which is still family owned and operated in the Dallas area. Soon after graduating from the University of Texas in 1981 with a degree in Finance, he and his twin brother, Phillip, started one of the largest real estate land development companies in the DFW metroplex. It's a business they still own and operate today.

Don and his wife, Mary Catherine, have been married for over 30 years, raising four sons and one daughter. The Huffines’ are active in the Boy Scouts of America and enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities. His dedication to and love for his family, and devotion to his Faith provide Don direction in life.

A desire to challenge the status quo and solve the big issues facing Texas led Don to enter into the world of politics. Don was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2014. He served his first session during the 84th Legislature in 2015. He has also served as a delegate to the 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions and as an alternate delegate in 2016

Don has diligently fought for legislation that strengthens the Second Amendment, supports traditional values and the sanctity of life, advances economic liberty and prosperity, and protects Texans' property rights. Don has also played and continues to play an active role in ethics reform, increasing transparency, and limiting the growth of government by trimming bureaucratic waste. Don is a crusader against tyranny, and believes the fight for liberty and freedom never ends!

Currently, Don serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee. He also serves on the Senate Intergovernmental Relations, Education, Administration, and Natural Resource and Economic Development Committees.

Don's principles and goals became reality this past regular 85th Legislative Session. He worked tirelessly to help keep a conservative budget by means of budget transparency and reduce spending, ensuring that all Texans are safe through our unwavering advanced border security, and never giving up on much needed term limits legislation for all elected office holders.

Don help open the door to a brighter, safer and more prosperous future for the great men and women of Dallas Police and First Responders and their pension system, Don also help to lower the interest rate on property tax deferrals, as well as give the people of Dallas County the right to vote to abolish Dallas' corrupt & dangerous government bus bureaucracy. In addition to protecting the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, Don supported a huge cut in the cost of concealed carry permits and renewal, all while continuing to rein in the size and growth of government.

Don lives and works with the attitude that he is an employee of the people. He doesn’t accept the pay, per diem, travel reimbursement, or any other offered benefits, such as healthcare or pension. This makes sure that he stays grounded and constantly aware of whom he serves: The hard-working residents and taxpayers of Senate District 16.

The ultimate goal for Don is to bring all Texans together to achieve unimaginable prosperity through limited government so we may cherish the 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, 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. He also believes that Texas' greatest days are yet to dawn, and our future is limitless.

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Office Information

Capitol Address District Address
Physical Address
The Honorable Don Huffines
State Capitol
Capitol Extension, E1.608

Mailing Address:
Texas Senate: Senator Huffines
1400 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

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

(214) 239-6131 (TEL)