Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Jim Pitts District 10 (R-Waxahachie)

Industry
Lawyer, Business Owner
Committees
  • Appropriations (Chair)
  • Conference Committee on SB 1 (Budget) (Chair)
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Pitts, an attorney, specializes in real estate and owns Ellis County Abstract and Title.

  • Pitts reports interest in various privately held properties, including Pitts Properties, Pitts Investments and Pitts Enterprises. He also reports income of more than $25,000 from Pitts 2007 Investments Trust.

Property

  • Residence in Waxahachie valued at $318,000

  • Residence in Austin valued at $1 million

  • Residence in Dallas valued at $5.5 million

  • Residence in Utah valued at $1.8 million

  • Pitts owns property worth more than $10 million. Via Pitts 2007 Properties Ltd., he owns at least two properties in Henderson County that together are worth $1.9 million, and numerous other properties in Ellis County valued by authorities at about $900,000.

Analysis

  • Pitts is a board member of the Citizens National Bank in Waxahachie and partner in Pitts & Zinn, which has received more than $600,000 in U.S. agricultural subsidies, largely for corn, cotton and wheat, from 1995 to 2011, according to the Environmental Working Group.