Senator Huffines

Senator Huffines

2015 Southwest Guest of Honor

A fifth generation Texan, Don’s family has a strong legacy of hard work and faith in God.

Don’s family started out in Texas as farmers in Ellis County, working the land by hand. In 1924, Don’s grandfather started an automobile business – which the Huffines built into a thriving company that is still owned and operated by Don’s older brother. Don’s own business, Huffines Communities, is one of the largest real-estate developers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Don and his wife Mary Catherine have raised four sons and one daughter. Hard work and faith are Don’s legacy: they have guided him to become an uncompromising advocate for liberty and personal responsibility while preserving family values.

As your State Senator in the 84th Texas Legislature, Don served on the Administration Committee, the Business & Commerce Committee, the Education Committee, and as Vice-Chairman of the Transportation Committee. He fought for legislation to get more funding for roads without higher taxes, fees, or tolls; to empower parents and students with school choice; to phase-out the costly and complicated margins tax; and to advance economic freedom. Don continues to work for more and better roads with fewer tolls, for school choice, and for the job growth and economic prosperity that will result from phasing-out the margins tax.