Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Kenneth Sheets District 107 (R-Dallas)

Industry
Lawyer
Education
B.A. from University of Texas at Arlington, J.D. from Southern Methodist University
Spouse
Michele Sheets
Committees
  • Local & Consent Calendars
  • Homeland Security & Public Safety
  • Insurance
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Sheets is an attorney at Payne & Blanchard LLP.
  • His wife, Michele, is an attorney at Burford & Ryburn LLP.
  • He owns stock in a number of energy companies (XTO Energy, Crosstex Energy, Exxon Mobil, BP), construction companies (Caterpillar, Home Depot), telecommunication companies (AT&T, Verizon) and food companies (Dr Pepper Group, Del Monte).

Property

  • Residence in Dallas valued at $254,550

Analysis

  • Sheets, an attorney, was an author of HB 274, a tort reform bill that passed in 2011. The bill is known as "loser pays" because it passed the costs of lawsuits deemed frivoulous along to the plaintiff in an effort to discourage such suits.