Personal Profile

Full Name Joe Pickett
Age 60
Race White
Occupation Real Estate
Education Texas Real Estate Broker's license

Joe C. Pickett is the representative of Texas’ House District 79, first elected in 1994.

Pickett is serving as the chair of the Transportation and also sits on the Redistricting and the Investments & Financial Services committees. He previously served a member of the House Defense and Veterans Affairs and Redistricting committees, the House Research Organization and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.

He works as a real estate broker and educator.

Pickett serves on the national board of directors of the American Metropolitan Planning Organization, is the current chairman of the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization and serves on the Texas Transportation Council in Austin. He started his political career as a city council member for the City of El Paso and currently serves on the boards of the Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso, the Texas YMCA’s Policy Council and the Advisory Council for Health Sciences for the University of Texas at El Paso.

He has been a member of the Lions Club for 18 years, is a former board member of the El Paso Crime Stoppers and formed a non-profit organization that fights graffiti and supervises troubled youth required to serve community service hours. The association was awarded a national honor by the "Keep America Beautiful" organization. It also has been awarded a grant from the Office of the Governor for work in the community.

Pickett has been recognized as the “Legislator of the Year” by the Texas Transit Association, the Texas Public Employees’ Association, the Texas DPS Officers´ Association, and the West Texas Poison Control Center Network's. He was recognized as the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards “Representative of the Year.”

Pickett is a proud father of four children, three girls and a boy.

Information in this bio was provided by Pickett's office.
Last updated: March 21, 2015.