Senator Brandon Creighton: District 4
Legislative Experience: Senate Member, 2014 - present
Brandon Creighton represents Texas' 4th Senate District, which encompasses parts of Montgomery, Harris, Chambers, Jefferson and Galveston Counties. He was elected to this seat during a special election in 2014. He has been a member of the Texas Legislature since his election to the House of Representatives in 2006 to serve as the State Representative for House District 16. Creighton is the former Chairman of the Texas House Republican Caucus. He was elected in January 2013 and led the caucus during the 83rd legislative session.
During the 83rd session, Creighton served as Chairman of the House Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Select Committee. In this capacity he fought to uphold the constitutional rights of Texas citizens through House Concurrent Resolution 50, which reasserted the sovereignty of Texas as a state under the 10th Amendment of the United State Constitution; he has carried this measure in every session of the legislature dating back to 2009. He also achieved passage of Senate Bill 21 as the House Sponsor guaranteeing that Texas has a workforce that is willing and able to return to work and simultaneously combatting the usage of illicit drugs. The Senator has also been a long-time opponent of the state franchise tax and was proud to sign on as a Joint Author to House Bill 500 to address many of the tax's shortcomings in addition to carrying his own legislation.
His previous legislative accomplishments included authoring and passing one third of Governor Perry's "emergency items" during the 82nd Session. In addition, he passed House Bill 274, a major tort reform bill limiting frivolous lawsuits to further the success of Texas' small businesses through a provision more commonly known as Loser Pays. As a proponent of a Federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution, he was also responsible for passing a governor-signed Resolution demanding that Congress balance the federal budget while limiting its expenditures.
Senator Creighton is an eighth-generation Montgomery County resident, where he and his family currently live. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Texas and holds his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Oklahoma City University School of Law. He and his wife Fawn reside in Conroe and have two children. In his spare time he enjoys Texas history, sports, and being outdoors.
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Austin, Texas 78711
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District Analysis: District 4