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Joan Huffman's Biography


On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate (TX) - District 17

Contact Information


Post Office Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711

Physical Address:
2900 Weslayan Street, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77027

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 541774
Houston, TX 77254

129 Circle Way
Suite 101
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

Full Name:

Joan Huffman




Husband: Keith; 1 Child: Luke

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Southside Place, TX

Home City:

Houston, TX

JD, Law, South Texas College of Law, 1980-1984

BA, Louisiana State University, 1975-1979

Senator, Texas State Senate, District 17, 2008-present

Former Judge, 183rd Criminal District Court

Candidate, Texas State Senate, District 17, 2022

President Pro Tempore, Texas State Senate, 2019-2021

Member, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, 2009-present

Former Member, Committee of the Whole Senate, Texas State Senate

Former Member, Higher Education Committee, Texas State Senate

Former Member, Jurisprudence Committee, Texas State Senate

Former Member, Select Committee on Redistricting, Texas State Senate

Former Chair, State Affairs Committee, Texas State Senate

Former Chief Felony Prosecutor, Harris County District Attorney's Office

Former Special Crimes Gang Prosecutor, Harris County District Attorney's Office

Former Secretary, Harris County District Attorney's Office

Former Legal Intern, Harris County District Attorney's Office

No organizational membership information on file.


100% Attendance Record, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, Texas Secretary of the Senate
Law & Order Award, 2011, 2013, 2017, Texas District & County Attorney Association
Texas Hero for Children Award, 2017, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Texas Branch
Faith & Family Champion, 2017, Texas Faith and Family Values
Patient Care Champion, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, Harris County Medical Society
Legislative Award, 2017, Texas Humane Legislative Network
Legislative Award, 2017, Texas Game Warden and Peace Officers Association
Legislative Champion, 2017, Meadows Mental Health Institute
Legislator of the Year, 2015, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Accolade Award, 2015, Children At Risk
Lone Star Strong, 2015, American's For Prosperity
Community Service Award, 2014, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
Spring Gala Event Honoree, 2014, Children's Assessment Center
Advocacy in Action Award, 2014, Cancer Action Network
Best of the Senate, 2009, 2011, 2013, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
Guardian of the Year, 2013, Texas Municipal Police Association
TEXPAC Patient Protection Award, 2011, 2013, Texas Medical Association
Legislative Champion Award, 2013, Career Colleges & Schools of Texas
Courageous Conservative, 2013, Texas Conservative Coalition
Lone Star Conservative Leader Award, 2013, Texas Conservative Roundtable
Big Voice for Little Voices Award, 2011, Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates
Friend of Medicine Award, 2011, Texas Medical Association
Civil Justice Award, 2009, 2011, Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Taxpayer Champion, 2011, Texans For Fiscal Responsibility
Texas Association of Realtors Honor Roll, 2011
Champion of Social Change, 2011, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
Champion for Children, 2011, Texas Coalition of Homes for Children
Texas Woman's Health Champion, 2011, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Free Enterprise Champion, 2009, Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas
Champion for Children with Dyslexia, 2009, The Academic Languages Therapy Association
Texas Chemical Council, 2009, Legislative Leadership Award
Legislator of the Year, 2009, Children At Risk
Fighter for Free Enterprise, 2009, Texas Association of Business
Champion for Free Enterprise, 2013, Texas Association of Business
Criminal District Judge of the Year, 2000, Houston Police Officers Union Local 2
Judge of the Year, 2000, P.O.L.I.C.E. Incorporated