Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Erwin Cain
by TexasGOPVote on December 8, 2010 at 1:30 PM
Erwin Cain is the new State Representative for House District 3, beating out Democrat incumbent Mark Homer.
A traditional conservative, Erwin is committed to serving as a leader in the fight to preserve the values of faith and family. In announcing his candidacy, he said, “As a husband and a father of three I have learned the importance of strong family values, teaching by example, and personal responsibility. That starts with integrity, the bedrock of a strong moral core. I will always champion the sanctity of life and fight to preserve traditional marriage.”
Erwin, 50, previously served as Chairman of the Hopkins County Republican Party, which has experienced strong growth in the past several years. In the 2008 primary, almost five times more voters turned out than in 2006 or 2004. Erwin has also worked to promote conservative principles across East Texas by launching and chairing the Northeast Texas GOP Chairmen’s Coalition. The group is comprised of Republican leaders in eight counties across the region, including five of the six counties in HD 3.
A small businessman, Erwin owns a real estate investment company. In college, Cain served as Texas state president of the Junior Collegiate Distributive Education Club of America (DECA). At the time, DECA was the nation’s 2nd largest scholastic organization and focused on training young entrepreneurs for the business world.
Erwin’s law practice extends throughout East and Northeast Texas, where he has built a practice representing those who have been sued and defending against frivolous lawsuits. He has owned his own law firm for 16 years.
In 1982, Erwin earned an Associate degree in Management from Kilgore Junior College. He graduated from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University – Texarkana) in 1985 with a Bachelor degree in Management and Marketing. In 1988, Erwin earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas, where he served as second-year law school class representative, was honored by being on the “Dean’s List,” and graduated in the top quarter of his class.
Erwin and Hope have been married for more than 21 years and reside in the rural community of Como, located just outside of Sulphur Springs. The couple has three children: Hunter (17), Averi (14), and Honour (11), all of whom attend public schools in the Como-Pickton CISD.
The Cains are members of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, where Erwin is an adult Sunday School teacher.
"As a husband and a father of three I have learned the importance of strong family values, teaching by example, and personal responsibility. That starts with integrity, the bedrock of a strong moral core." - Erwin Cain