Personal Profile

Full Name Gary W. Elkins
Age 60
Race White
Occupation Business Consultant
Education B.S., Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
Spouse: Julie Ann Brown
Church Faith Assembly of God Church (Houston)

Gary Elkins is the representative of Texas’ House District 135, first elected in 1995. Elkins is serving as the chair of the Government Transparency & Operation Committee and the Urban Affairs Committee.

He previously served as vice chairman of the Business and Industry Committee and the Human Services Committee.

Elkins is a business consultant. He is a native of Houston and graduated from Bellaire High School in 1974 and worked his way through college at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie where he earned a B.S. in practical theology. Elkins returned to Houston and worked in real estate before starting his own business, Personal Credit Corporation.

Elkins has been recognized by The Texas Eagle Forum and The Free Enterprise PAC as one of the most conservative legislators, and was named a "Texas Taxpayer Hero" and a "Texas Taxpayer Advocate" by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. He has also been honored as a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business.

Elkins lives in Jersey Village and is married to the former Julie Ann Brown. Together they have four children and three grandchildren.

Information in this bio was provided by Elkins' office.
Last updated: March 18, 2015.