Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (D)

Industry
Real Estate, Marketing/Public Relations
Education
B.S., Texas Wesleyan University; J.D., University of Texas
Spouse
Tonya
Committees
  • Armed Services
  • Science, Space and Technology
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Veasey served as the state representative for Tarrant County's House District 95 from 2005 to 2012.

  • Between 1994 and 1998, Veasey worked as a substitute teacher at Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth and a newspaper clerk at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

  • Veasey worked as a staffer for then-U.S. Rep. Martin Frost from 1998 to 2004.

  • He has also worked as a real estate agent for Virginia Cook Realtors, FW Texas and The Woodmont Company. 

  • His wife, Tonya, is the founder and CEO of Open Channels Group, a public relations agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The company’s clients include AT&T, Cook Children's Hospital, the North Texas Tollway Authority, Main Event and Texas Healthcare.

  • Veasey also worked part-time as a consultant at Open Channels Group in 2012, earning $17,708.

Property

  • Residential property in Forest Hill valued at $52,700 (listed under wife’s name)

  • Residential property in Fort Worth valued at $269,200

Analysis

  • Veasey's ’s top campaign supporters in the last election cycle include Nix, Patterson & Roach, Bass Brothers Enterprises and the American Federation of Teachers. Veasey, a former real estate agent, received $15,000 in contributions from the National Association of Realtors in the 2012 election cycle.