Personal Profile

Full Name Kenneth Sheets
Age 38
Hometown Dallas
Race White
Occupation Attorney, Partner at Payne & Blanchard LLP; currently serving as Captain in the Marine Corps Reserves.
Education B.A. from University of Texas at Arlington, J.D. from Southern Methodist University
Spouse: Michele Sheets
Religion Catholic
Church St. Thomas Aquinas

Representative Sheets grew up in Mansfield, Texas with his two brothers and two sisters. Representative Sheets attended Mansfield High School. Following graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps.

In 2001, Rep. Sheets attended UT-Arlington and graduated with a degree in Political Science. Shortly after, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps Reserve. In 2004, he earned a Juris Doctor from the SMU's Dedman School of Law.

Rep. Sheets served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from September 2007 to May 2008 in Fallujah and earned a Marine Corps Reserve Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal, as well as a promotion to the rank of major.

In 2010, Kenneth Sheets was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives where he has won reelection in 2012 and in 2014. He has served on the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, Insurance Committee, and Local Consent and Calendars Committee. Sheets was named "Champion for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business, Freshman of the Year in 2011 by the Hispanic Republican Conference, Crime Fighter of the Year by the North Texas Crime Commission, Friend of Law Enforcement by the Texas Municipal Police Association, Courageous Defender of Life by Texas Alliance for Life, Rising Star by the Dallas County Republican Party, and was on the Texas Association of Realtors Legislative Honor Roll in 2013.

Rep. Sheets is a partner at the Law Firm of Payne and Blanchard. He and his wife, Michele, have two children, Kameron and Brook. Rep. Sheet and his family are members at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.