Born in Port Arthur and growing up in Beaumont, Congressman Brian Babin is a lifelong resident of East Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Lamar University and completed dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Babin held various jobs to put himself through school, including merchant seaman, janitor, musician, disc jockey, and U.S. Post Office letter carrier. He was also an airborne artilleryman in the Texas Army National Guard. Following his graduation from dental school, Dr. Babin was commissioned as a Captain in the United States Air Force and stationed overseas in Ramstein, Germany.
In 1979, he returned to East Texas and settled in Woodville, where he opened a dental office serving the surrounding community for over 30 years. In addition to maintaining his successful dental practice, he has served as Woodville’s mayor, a city councilman, a school board member, and various other civic roles, including Director and Vice President of the Tyler County Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club President.
Since 1999, Dr. Babin has held a position on the Lower Neches Valley Authority. He has also been a member of the Texas State Historical Commission, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, and the Deep East Texas Council of Governments.
On January 5, 2015, Dr. Babin was sworn into the 114th Congress. He was appointed to two critically important committees to the 36th District. His service on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee allows him to address the vital ports, highways, rails, and pipelines that provide thousands of jobs and fuel a hub of economic activity that includes more petrochemical refining facilities than any other congressional district in the country.
He was also appointed to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. As the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, he serves as a national leader for U.S. space policy and represents the interests of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, also located in the district.
He and his wife, Roxanne, are members of the First Baptist Church of Woodville, where he has served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, choir member, and as a member of Gideons International. The couple have been married since 1972; they have five children and 17 grandchildren. Ensuring America is safe, strong, and economically secure for his children and grandchildren remains his reason for running to maintain his seat in Congress and proudly serve the people of TX-36.