Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Joe Pickett District 79 (D-El Paso)

Real Estate, State Government
Texas Real Estate Broker's license
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Regulation (Chair)
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Pickett is a Realtor, a real estate educator and an author of children's books. He has business interests in Pickett Realty and Outer Space Enterprises (children's book publishing). He also runs a nonprofit organization that does graffiti removal in El Paso.

  • His wife, Shannon Simone Wiggins Pickett, is an attorney at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

  • Pickett owns stock in Pinnacle West Capital Corp., an Arizona-based utility holding company.


  • Three commercial lots in El Paso, valued at $349,700, $134,315 and $128,593

  • Residential property in El Paso valued at $128,593

  • State office in El Paso valued at $1,208

  • Residential property in Austin owned by Shannon Simone Wiggins Pickett valued at $429,349