Rep. Donna Howard District 48 (D-Austin)
Sources of Income
Howard was a critical care nurse at Brackenridge and Seton hospitals in Austin.
She is a past president of the Texas Nurses Association and a health education instructor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Her husband, Derek Howard, is a lawyer and partner in the Howard & Kobelan law firm, which practices family, criminal and personal injury law.
Residence in Austin valued at $779,482, listed under her husband's name.
She owns about 72 acres in Bastrop County.
Howard has filed several bills related to the health care industry at large, and some that have would have had a specific effect on nurses. In 2013 she authored a bill allowing nurses in public hospitals to bypass the state’s sovereign immunity law and file suit in cases of retaliation or discrimination. The bill passed.