Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Helen Giddings District 109 (D-DeSoto)

Business Owner
B.A., University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Article III Subcommittee, Appropriations (Vice-Chair)
  • Appropriations
  • State Affairs (Vice-Chair)
  • Calendars
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Giddings has owned a speciality concessions company, Multiplex Inc., since 1988.


  • Residence in Dallas valued at $436,800


  • In 2011 Giddings, who has worked to improve trade and cultural relations between South Africa and the United States, took a trip on behalf of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus to South Africa. She paid for her plane tickets out of her campaign account, which is permitted under the state's ethics laws.

  • She has served on the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Transit Board, the Dallas Planning Commission and the State Bar Grievance Committee.