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Tom CraddickREPRepublican American politician
80
Years of Age
41
Years of Experience
TXResidence (state)

Thomas Russell Craddick (born September 19, 1943) is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing the 82nd district. Craddick was Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives from January 2003 to January 2009. He was the first Republican to serve as Speaker since Reconstruction. Craddick was first elected in 1968 at the age of twenty-five and, as of 2023, is the longest serving legislator in the history of the Texas House of Representatives and the longest serving incumbent state legislator in the United States. In November 2023, Craddick announced he would run for reelection to a record twenty-ninth term in the 2024 Texas House of Representatives election.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Texas Tech University
MBA
1966
Texas Tech University
BBA
1965
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Speaker of the House
Texas State House of Representatives
2003 - 2009
Representative
Texas State House of Representatives
1968 - Current
Owner
Craddick Properties
Current
Sales Representative
Anchor Drilling Fluids USA, Limited Liability Company
Current
President
Craddick, Incorporated
1978 - Current
President
Tri State, Incorporated
1972 - 1975
Former Sales Representative
Mustang Mud/Newpark Resources, Incorporated
Sales Representative
Horizon Mud Company
Other Experience1 - 4 of 4
Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America
Current
Member
Midland Downtown Lions Club
Current
Former Chair
Land & Resource Management Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Member
State Affairs Committee, Texas State House of Representatives