Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Joe Deshotel District 22 (D-Beaumont)

Industry
Insurance
Education
B.S., Lamar University; J.D., Texas Southern University
Spouse
Claudia
Committees
  • Land & Resource Management (Chair)
  • Public Education
  • House Select Committee on Redistricting
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Deshotel is an escrow officer with First American Title Insurance.

  • Before joining the Legislature, he served on the Beaumont City Council and worked with Lamar University.

  • He reported business interests in WJ Staffing LLC in Beaumont. In his 2010 financial statement, he reported a $25,000-plus retainer fee from the law firm Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, which specializes in government collections.

Property

  • Residence in Beaumont valued $325,900

Analysis

  • In 2011 he reported he had "interest in common with lobbyists." The interest was listed as a consulting agreement with Carl R. Griffith & Associates Inc. in Port Arthur.