On January 8th, 2013, Jason Villalba took the oath of office to serve as the Texas State Representative for House District 114. He was appointed to serve on the Business and Industry and Environmental Regulation Committees during his first full term. When the first special session was announced, Rep. Villalba was appointed to the Select Committee on Redistricting. In his first session, Rep. Villalba focused on key issues facing all Texans — education, water, transportation, and public safety.
Texas Conservative Roundtable Lone Star Conservative Leader Award
Texas Municipal Police Association Champion of the Year
Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas "Best of the House" Legislative Award
Dallas Police Association Rookie of the Year
Texas Advocacy Project Vision Award
ASPCA Freshman of the Year Award
Capitol Inside "Best Freshmen Legislators"
Dallas Morning News "Best of Dallas—area's freshman class in Texas House"
Texas Observer "Legislators to Watch"
Dallas Observer "30 Most Interesting People"
WFAA "Sparkler Award"
Additionally, several law enforcement groups invited him to deliver keynote addresses to their members at major events. These groups include the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the Texas Municipal Police Association, the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, and the National Latino Peace Officer Association of Dallas.
Rep. Villalba founded the Freshman Delegation, a bipartisan group for the purposes of exchanging ideas, building relationships, and increasing their knowledge of the legislative process. In addition to taking a lead role amongst the freshman class, Rep. Villalba was committed to the long-standing tradition of working with colleagues on both side of the aisle, both new and more experienced members, to find consensus and pass legislation that will benefit all Texans and positively affect the future of our state. As a result, in his first session as a legislator, 7 of the 10 bills Rep. Villalba proposed were signed into law.
A fourth-generation Texan, born in Dallas, Jason´s parents taught him the value of hard work, integrity, academic achievement and personal responsibility. The first in his family to graduate from college, Jason worked his way through Baylor University where he studied economics and finance, then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. Rep. Villalba is now a partner at one of the most respected law firms in Dallas, Haynes and Boone. His practice focuses on the areas of public and private securities law, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law.
Jason has been politically active for many years. This year the Republican State Leadership Committee named Rep. Villalba to serve as an Executive Committee Member of the Future Majority Caucus, an initiative to create a long-term, sustained commitment of significant contributions of time and resources to support and elect minorities to state offices. He is the immediate past Vice-Chair of the Dallas County Republican Party and the current Chairman of the Dallas Chapter of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. As a member of the Texas Legislature, Rep. Villalba continues to be an active voice for streamlining government, providing educational options for parents, reducing burdensome government regulation, and increasing the efficiency of state government.
Jason is married to Brooke Villalba, and they are the proud parents of daughters Sophia and Elena, and a son, George IV. In addition to his role as a loving father and husband, Jason has been committed to serving in his local community for more than a decade. He currently serves on the development committee of the Dallas Zoo and is an active member of the Dallas Children´s Trust. Jason has served on the Board of the Dallas Housing Finance Corporation and as a member of the Dallas County Citizens Election Advisory Committee.Posts by Jason Villalba