Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Dawnna Dukes District 46 (D-Austin)

Industry
Consultant
Education
B.S., Texas A&M University
Committees
  • Appropriations
  • Culture, Recreation & Tourism (Vice-Chair)
  • Subcommittee on Article II (Vice-Chair)
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Dukes is president of DM Dukes & Associates, Inc., an Austin-based business consulting firm.

Property

  • Residential property in Pflugerville valued at $216,447

Analysis

  • In 2010, Dukes was sued by creditors who said she owed $13,961 on a credit card issued by Chase Bank and $18,500 on an account opened through Bank One. Dukes told KXAN-TV that the debt was being resolved, and that it was the result of business struggles and the extensive time she was dedicating to her legislative duties.

  • The Texas Ethics Commission fined Dukes' campaign $2,800 in 2008 for failing to disclose details of campaign credit card purchases. Her campaign was fined $800 in 2010 for incorrectly reporting contributions and expenditures. Dukes said that both instances involved technical errors and that there was no malicious intent.

  • In 2004, Dukes was scrutinized for voting in favor of a toll project when her sister, Stacy Dukes-Rhone, was a subcontractor for the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. She was never investigated for any wrongdoing.