orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

November 20, 2013

Phelan Files for Texas House of Representatives

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

PORT NECHES — Local businessman, Dade Phelan, has filed for the Texas House of Representatives, District 21.  The district includes part of Jefferson County and all of Orange County.

“It is a honor and privilege to announce my filing for the Texas House of Representatives.  As a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas, I am committed to being the effective leader the families Orange and Jefferson Counties want,” Phelan said.

“With the recent retirement of local legislators, our region needs a Representative who can hit the ground running,” Phelan aid. “We have no time for training wheels.”

The campaign has already been working on building a strong grassroots network to communicate with voters.  

“I am grateful to have the support of so many community leaders and activists who share my conservative values,” Phelan said.

Phelan is a senior partner at Phelan Investments, a family owned real estate development company.  Phelan gained legislative experience serving on staff for Republican State Senator Tommy Williams and former Republican Congressman Dick Armey.  He is a two-time Governor Perry appointee to the Lower Neches Valley Authority and its current president.  Phelan is also past board secretary to Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, former board member to Southeast CASA, Golden Triangle CCA, St. Anne Church and The Jefferson Theatre.  He and his wife, Kim, live in Jefferson County with their three children.