Personal Profile

Full Name Burt Solomons
Age 67
Race White
Occupation Attorney
Education B.A., Texas Tech University; M.P.A., Southern Methodist University; J.D., University of Tulsa.
Spouse: Jamie

Representative Burt Solomons is an attorney in North Texas first elected to represent HD-65 in 1994. He currently serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on State Affairs and is a member of the House Calendars Committee.

In 2001 Solomons authored and passed the telemarketing Texas No-Call List and the first countywide transit system bill in Texas. In 2005 he authored and passed workers' compensation reform and the Texas Finance Code Modernization Act. Solomons was a co-author of the constitutional amendment requiring record votes on all final bills passed in the Texas House and the Texas Mortgage Fraud Act.

Solomons was named a “Fighter for Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business and was included on Texas Monthly’s “Honorable Mention” list following the 80th Texas Legislature. Solomons has also been named “Legislator of the Year” by the Texas Purchasing Agents Association, “Outstanding Legislator” by American Association of Retired Persons, to the “Legislator Hall of Fame” by the Texas Association of Realtors, and was the recipient of the “Heroes of the Heart Award” by the American College of Cardiology. He was awarded the “Texas Hospital Advocacy Award” by Texas Hospital Association, the “Champion for Free Enterprise Award” by the Texas Association of Business, named “2nd Most Conservative Member in Texas House” by Texas Young Conservatives, and the “Outstanding Legislator of 2007” by Texas Land Title Association

Solomons was raised in Dallas and attended Thomas Jefferson High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Government from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree in Public Administration from Southern Methodist University, and his law degree from the University of Tulsa.

He has served as municipal judge in the City of Carrollton, alternate municipal judge for the cities of Lewisville and Flower Mound, and as president of the Texas Municipal Courts Association during 1993-94. Burt has served as legal counsel for the Greater Lewisville Association of Realtors since 1990. In addition to his own law practice in North Carrollton, he is "Of Counsel" with the law firm of Bell, Nunnally & Martin, LLP in Dallas.

Burt, his wife Jamie, and their daughter, Haley, resides in North Carrollton in Denton County