Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R)

Industry
Medical
Education
B.S. Lamar University; D.D.S. UT-Houston
Spouse
Roxanne
Committees
Not yet assigned
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Babin is a dentist and the sole proprietor of Brian Babin DDS. 

  • He has served on the Woodville City Council, served as the town's mayor and been a member of the local school board.

  • He was a captain in the United States Air Force. 

Property

  • Residential property in Woodville valued at about $341,459, according to the Tyler County Appraisal District 

  • Dental offices in Tyler County valued at $262,082 and $114, 300
  • Residential property in Galveston County valued at $410,000

Analysis

  • National Journal reported in November 2014 that Babin had received $37,000 in illegal corporate campaign contributions from Peter Cloeren, the owner of Cloeren Inc., a plastics manufacturing company, for Babin’s first congressional run in 1996. Babin was ordered to pay $30,000 in civil fines related to air travel not disclosed on a Federal Election Commission report. His staff said the fine had nothing to do with Cloeren’s contributions. 
    "Dr. Babin was never charged in connection with the U.S. Attorney’s criminal investigation into Mr. Cloeren and was not the subject of the investigation. On a totally separate matter, at the behest of Acting Chief Counsel Lois Lerner, the FEC leveled a civil fine related to FEC filings," said Babin spokesman Jimmy Milstead.