Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Dan Branch District 108 (R-Dallas)

Industry
Lawyer
Education
B.A., Oklahoma Christian University. B.S., Oklahoma Christian University. J.D., Southern Methodist University.
Spouse
Stacey
Committees
  • Calendars
  • Pensions
  • Higher Education (Chair)
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Branch is a senior commercial real estate lawyer and shareholder with Winstead PC, a national law firm.

  • Branch has a financial interest in Winstead PC and Winstead Consulting Group, both of Dallas.

  • Branch has reported income of $25,000 or more in 2009, 2010 and 2011 from work with Crow Holdings, which manages the wealth of the late real estate developer Trammell Crow and his family. Branch also serves on the Crow Holdings' family board.

  • He and his wife, Stacey Branch, are co-owners of Hampton Interiors and Design, a design services firm.

  • In 2011, Branch reported a business interest in GovPlus Fund AI LP, a Dallas-based hedge fund.

  • His wife, Stacey Branch, is a co-owner of Yardlines, a team and spirit wear company based in Dallas.

Property

  • Residential property in Dallas valued at $1.46 million

  • Residential property in Austin valued at $225,305

  • The couple also owns a condo at the Smugglers Notch Resort in Smugglers Notch, Vt., and an apartment in New York City.

Analysis

  • Branch has reported gifts from Harlan and Katherine Crow of summer trips for him, his wife and some of his five kids; graduation gifts for some of his kids; and a Houston dinner trip for him and his wife.

  • He has also reported gifts from Susan Perot of Dallas of a college graduation trip for his entire family, a ranch dinner trip for him and his wife and a "college visit travel" gift for his wife.

  • One of their children, Daniel Branch Jr., works in asset management and acquisitions at Crow Holdings Capital Partners.