Texas House Public Education Committee Chair Dan Huberty
(R-Houston) has been named the Texas School Public Relations
Association’s (TSPRA) 2017 Key Communicator. Huberty is being
recognized for his work to improve and defend the public education system in Texas.
Huberty has represented House District 127 (Humble area
northeast of Houston) in the Texas House of Representatives since
2011. During his career in the Legislature, he has served on the
Public Education, State Affairs, Calendars, and Pensions committees, as well as a Select Committee on Redistricting and a Select
Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures, and Finance.
He was appointed chair of the House Public Education Committee
in 2017, replacing retired Representative Jimmie Don Aycock.
“Representative Huberty has proven to be a consistent
defender of public schools and Texas students during his seven
years in the Legislature,” said TSPRA President Melissa Tortorici.
“His work to attempt to overhaul school finance, improve ratings
systems, and stand against vouchers makes him a worthy recipient
In addition to his school finance reform efforts, Huberty
emerged from the most recent legislative session as an outspoken
opponent of any voucher proposal
to divert public school funds to
pay for students to attend pri-
vate schools, breaking with some
members of his own party in the
Prior to his election to the
Texas House, Huberty served on
the Humble ISD Board for five
years, including as president in his
last year on the board. In 2011,
Texas Monthly named him the
Legislature’s Rookie of the Year.
The Key Communicator Award
will be presented during the 2017
TASA/TASB Convention October 6–8 in Dallas.
Since 1981, TSPRA has recognized a Key Communicator for
outstanding contributions to public education through effective
communications. A complete list of past recipients can be found
on the TSPRA Website at tspra.org/awards/key-communicator/
Huberty to Receive TSPRA Key
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