|Full Name||Jason Villalba|
|Education||B.B.A., Baylor University; J.D., University of Texas School of Law|
|Church||Highland Park United Methodist Church|
Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) will begin his third term as a Member of the Texas House of Representative on January 10, 2017. Representative Villalba serves House District 114, which covers a large swath of North Dallas and includes the communities of Lake Highlands and Preston Hollow. During his initial term in office, Representative Villalba was appointed to serve on the Business and Industry Committee and the Environmental Regulation Committee. After the completion of his first legislative session, Speaker Joe Straus appointed Rep. Villalba to serve on the Select Committee on Redistricting and the Select Committee on Economic Incentive Programs. During his second term in office, Representative Villalba served on the Business and Industry Committee and the Economic Development and Small Business Committee.
Representative Villalba focuses his legislative initiatives primarily on key issues facing all Texans — education, economic development, water, transportation and public safety. Because of his exemplary performance as a Member of the Legislature and based on the passage of several important pieces of legislation, Representative Villalba has received a number of recognitions and acknowledgements that are listed below.
Recognitions and Acknowledgements:
Dallas Police Association Legislator of the Year
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Outstanding Legislator
Texas Conservative Roundtable Lone Star Conservative Leader Award
Texas Association of Business “Fighter for Free Enterprise” Award
Texas Medical Association "Friend of Medicine" Award
Texas Municipal Police Association Champion of the Year
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network "Advocacy in Action" Award
Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas “Best of the House” Legislative Award
Dallas Police Association Rookie of the Year
Texas Advocacy Project Vision Award
ASPCA Freshman of the Year Award
Capitol Inside “Best Freshmen Legislators”
Dallas Morning News “Best of Dallas-area´s freshman class in Texas House”
Texas Observer “Legislators to Watch”
Dallas Observer “30 Most Interesting People”
WFAA “Sparkler Award”
Representative Villalba has exhibited consistent leadership during his time in the Legislature. During his first term, Representative Villalba founded the Freshman Delegation, a bipartisan group of first term Members who met for the purposes of exchanging ideas, building relationships, and increasing their knowledge of the legislative process. In addition to taking a lead role among the freshman class, Representative Villalba was committed to the long-standing tradition of working with colleagues on both side of the political aisle to find consensus and pass legislation that benefits all Texans and positively affects the future of our state. As a result, Representative Villalba has had over fifty percent of his legislative initiatives signed into law.
Representative Villalba is a fourth-generation Texan, born in Dallas. Growing up, Jason´s parents taught him the value of hard work, integrity, academic achievement and personal responsibility. The first in his family to graduate from college, Jason worked his way through Baylor University where he studied economics and finance. Jason then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. Representative Villalba is now a partner at one of the most respected law firms in Texas, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. His practice focuses on the areas of public and private securities law, private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law.
Jason has been a politically active, conservative Republican for over three decades. Representative Villalba was recently named to the Republican State Leadership Committee to serve as an Executive Committee Member of the Future Majority Caucus. He is the past Vice-Chair of the Dallas County Republican Party and the Chairman Emeritus of the Dallas Chapter of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. As a member of the Texas Legislature, Representative Villalba continues to be an active voice for streamlining government, providing educational options for parents and reducing burdensome government regulation and he has been a vociferous advocate for enhancing and strengthening our state’s infrastructure and fostering a client for continued economic growth and development.
Jason is married to his wife of 15 years, Brooke, and they are the proud parents of daughters Sophia and Elena, and son, George IV. In addition to his role as a loving father and husband, Jason has been committed to serving in his local community for more than a decade. He has served on the Development Committee of the Dallas Zoo, the Dallas Children´s Trust, the Board of the Dallas Housing Finance Corporation and he was a member of the Dallas County Citizens Election Advisory Committee.
Bio: House website
Last updated: March 13, 2017.