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Rep. Brian Babin [R, TX-36]
District 36, Texas


Brian Babin is a life-long resident of East Texas. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1948 and grew up in Beaumont. He graduated with a bachelor of science from Lamar University and completed dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Babin served as an airborne artilleryman in the U.S. Army Reserve and in the Texas Army National Guard and held various jobs to put himself through school including: merchant seaman, janitor, musician, and U.S. Post Office letter carrier. Following his graduation from dental school, he served in the United States Air Force and was stationed overseas.

In 1979, Dr. Babin returned to East Texas and settled in Woodville where he opened a dental office. Over the past three-plus decades in Woodville, in addition to maintaining his successful dental practice, he has served as Woodville’s Mayor, City Councilman, and ISD School Board Member, in addition to various other civic roles including Director of the Tyler County Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club President.

Since 1999, Dr. Babin has served on the Lower Neches Valley Authority, appointed by then-Gov. Bush and reappointed by Gov. Perry. He has also previously served on the Texas State Historical Commission and the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. In addition, he has served on the Deep East Texas Council of Governments.

Dr. Babin has been a long-time leader in East Texas conservative politics and has been instrumental in turning what had previously been a heavily Democrat region Republican by helping build a conservative voting base and encouraging and supporting good candidates to run as Republicans. He was the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in East Texas (former District 2) in 1996 and 1998.  

Brian Babin and his family are long-time members of the First Baptist Church of Woodville, where he has served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, choir member, and participates in Gideon’s International.  He and his wife Roxanne, also from Beaumont, have been married since 1972 and have 5 children and 9 grand-children. They live in Woodville, Texas. 


D.O.B 03/23/1948
Location Texas
Office 2236 Rayburn House Office Building
Party Republican
Phone 202-225-1555
Fax 202-226-0396

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce
National Rifle Association
American Civil Liberties Union
National Taxpayers Union
NARAL Pro-Choice America
American Conservative Union
Americans for Democratic Action