American Cancer Society's Texas Advocacy Award (for outstanding legislative leadership in the fight against cancer); Mirabeau Lamar Award (Texas Free Masons); North Texas State University Outstanding Greek Alumni; Dallas Police Association Award; Longview High School Distinguished Alumni; Kilgore College Ex Student of the Year; Fighter & Champion for Free Enterprise Awards from the Texas Association of Business; Legislator of the Year Award from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault; Legislative Hall of Fame Award from the Texas Association of Realtors; Pillar of Hope Award from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault; Legislator of the Year Award from Retailers for Theft Prevention; Legislative Initiative for Nurturing Children Award from Children's Medical Center; Leadership for Kids Award from the Coalition for North Texas Children; Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Chamber of Commerce; Outstanding Conservative Legislator Award by the National Center for Policy Analysis; Dallas City Council Certificate of Commendation; Texas Realtors Association Award; Fighter for Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce; Texas Pediatric Society Child Advocacy Award; Texas Loss Prevention Legislator of the Year from Wal-Mart.
Names of Grandchildren:
Delaney Marie Welch
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
To continue pushing hard for my agenda to increase government transparency, improve safety in District 102 communities, and provide meaningful school funding though pragmatic legislation.