Meet a New Member of the 114th Congress: Brian Babin, DDS (R-TX)

Inside HSCA examines new members of the 114th Congress who have a background in healthcare or who could have an impact on the supply chain.

Dr. Brian Babin has practiced dentistry for over 30 years, first in the U.S Air Force and later through his private practice. He will bring his extensive background in healthcare and public service to Congress as the next U.S. Representative of the 36th Congressional District of Texas.
Babin ran as a strong conservative and made water conservation, border security and healthcare reform the core messages of his campaign.
The dentist believes the Affordable Care Act should be abolished, stating that the legislation is “destroying jobs, the economy, and causing millions to lose their promised healthcare policies.” His plan for reform is to replace the Affordable Care Act “with federal tax credits and free market solutions.”
Before easily defeating Democrat Michael Cole in the general election, Babin fought through a difficult primary field—eleven other Republicans sought the seat vacated by Rep. Steve Stockman—to eventually defeat tea-party backed Ben Streusand for the GOP nomination.
What many say distinguished Babin in the crowded primary battle was his deep connection with the district, which was formed through years of community involvement.
In addition to running his successful dental practice in Woodville, Texas, Babin was also Mayor of the city, served as a City Councilman, is a deacon at his Baptist church and has held numerous board and advisory positions in the area. Furthermore, Babin has campaigned for state and national Republican candidates for decades, helping turn the one-time Democratic stronghold into a consistently Republican district. This established strong ties to the region’s politics and gave him a distinct advantage over his competition.
Babin earned his BS degree from Lamar University and his DDS from the University of Texas at Houston. He has been married to his wife Roxanne for over 40 years and has 5 children and 11 grandchildren.
For more information on Representative-elect Brian Babin, visit his campaign website here.