Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Helen Giddings District 109 (D-DeSoto)

Industry
Business Owner
Education
B.A., University of Texas at Arlington.
Committees
  • Appropriations
  • Calendars
  • State Affairs (Vice-Chair)
  • Subcommittee on Article III
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Giddings has owned a speciality concessions company, Multiplex Inc., since 1988.

Property

  • Residence in Dallas valued at $436,800

Analysis

  • In 2011 Giddings, who has worked to improve trade and cultural relations between South Africa and the United States, took a trip on behalf of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus to South Africa. She paid for her plane tickets out of her campaign account, which is permitted under the state's ethics laws.

  • She has served on the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Transit Board, the Dallas Planning Commission and the State Bar Grievance Committee.