Personal Profile


Full Name Donald Huffines
Age 59
Hometown Dallas
Race White
Occupation Real estate developer
Education B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Spouse: Mary Catherine
Religion Christian

Don Huffines is the Texas State Senator for District 16.

Huffines is the Vice Chair of the Veterans Affairs and Military installations Committee. He sits on the Administration, Education, Intergovernmental Relations and Natural Resources and Economic Development committees.

Huffines has served as a delegate to several Republican state conventions and as a delegate to the 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions.

His legislative focus includes transportation, term limits for all elected office holders, budget transparency, and securing our border.

Born in Dallas Texas, a fifth generation Texan, His grandfather founded Huffines Auto Group in 1924 in the Dallas area which is still family owned and operated. In 1985, Huffines and his twin brother Phillip started Huffines Communities, one of the largest real estate land development companies in DFW.

Huffines graduated from UT Austin with a Finance Degree in 1981. He and his wife, Mary Catherine, have four sons and one daughter, active in Boy Scouts of America and all outdoor activities.

Information in this bio was provided by Huffines's office.
Last updated: July 14, 2017.