The Honorable Brian Babin, D.D.S (R)

Last modified on: 11-04-2020 10:58:51

US House Representative
(United States House of Representatives)

Entered Office: 01-06-2015 Term Ends: 01-2023 District: 36

General Information

Profession: Dentist Home Town: Woodville Birthdate: 03-23-1948 Spouse: Roxanne

Personal Information

BS, Lamar University; DS, The University of Texas Dental Branch-Houston

Brian Babin is a life-long resident of East Texas. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas and grew up in Beaumont. 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 served as an airborne artilleryman in the U.S. Army Reserve and in the Texas Army National Guard and held various jobs to put himself through school including: merchant seaman, janitor, musician, and U.S. Post Office letter carrier. Following his graduation from dental school, he served in the United States Air Force and was stationed overseas.

In 1979, Dr. Babin returned to East Texas and settled in Woodville where he opened a dental office. Over the past three-plus decades in Woodville, in addition to maintaining his successful dental practice, he has served as Woodville’s Mayor, City Councilman, and ISD School Board Member, in addition to various other civic roles including Director of the Tyler County Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club President.

Since 1999, Dr. Babin has served on the Lower Neches Valley Authority, appointed by then-Gov. Bush and reappointed by Gov. Perry. He has also previously served on the Texas State Historical Commission and the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. In addition, he has served on the Deep East Texas Council of Governments.

Dr. Babin has been a long-time leader in East Texas conservative politics and has been instrumental in turning what had previously been a heavily Democrat region Republican by helping build a conservative voting base and encouraging and supporting good candidates to run as Republicans. He was the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in East Texas (former District 2) in 1996 and 1998. Dr. Babin has also served as a Republican County Chair, State Chair for Texas Dentists for George W. Bush for Governor, State Steering Committee for George H.W. Bush for President, Regional Chair for Bill Clements for Governor, Texas Dentists for Clements, State Chair of the Texas Inaugural Committee, Reagan/Bush Region II Chairman, and Reagan/Bush County Chair.

Office Information

Thirty-Sixth District - Chambers, Hardin, Harris (8%), Jasper, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler


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Contact and Phone Numbers

Room 2236 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Capitol Phone: (202) 225-1555
Capitol Fax: (202) 226-0396
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Deer Park Office
203 Ivy Ave., Suite 600
Deer Park, TX 77536
(832) 780-0966
(832) 780-0964

Orange Office
812 N. 16th Street
Orange, TX 77630
(409) 883-8075
(409) 886-9918

Tyler Co. Courthouse
100 W. Bluff Dr.
Woodville, TX 75979
(409) 331-8066


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Chief of Staff Ben Couhig
Scheduler/Executive Assistant Nicole Staley
Communications Director Sarah Reese
District Director Kelly Waterman (832) 780-0966
Staff Assistant Madison Marino