Dan Gattis

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Dan Gattis
Texas House of Representatives District 20
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Attorney

Dan Gattis was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives. He represented District 20 from 2003 to 2010.

Gattis has a private law practice, is a rancher, and has previously worked as a Prosecutor for the Williamson County Attorney's Office and District Attorney's Office.

He is a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee for the National Conference of State Legislatures, Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Georgetown, member of Ross Volunteers, and a former member of the Corps of Cadets.[1]

Gattis did not run for re-election in the Texas House of Representatives elections of 2010.

Committee assignments

  • HB 2294 - Relating to the establishment of the undiagnosed disease registry.
  • HB 3348 - Relating to regulation of residential construction; providing a penalty.
  • HB 4778 - Relating to the creation of the Northwest Williamson County Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
  • HJR 33 - Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the house of representatives to provide for the removal of the speaker.[2]



Gattis did not seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 20th District. He was running for the Texas State Senate from District 5 but withdrew on November 29, 2009.[3] Republican Charles Schwertner, independent Kate Wedeikes, and Libertarian David Floyd ran for the District 20 seat in the November 2 general election.


On November 4, 2008, Gattis won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 20th District, defeating Jim Dillon (D) and Craig Weems (L). Gattis received 57,029 votes in the election while Dillon received 26,907 votes, and Weems received 4,199 votes.[4] Gattis raised $212,916 for his campaign.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 20
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Gattis (R) 57,029 64.70%
Jim Dillon (D) 26,907 30.52%
Craig Weems (L) 4,199 4.76%

Campaign donors

Below are Gattis' top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Dan Gattis Campaign $40,730
Hillco Partners $6,000
Texas Healthcare Assoc $5,471
Matt McClure $5,000
Dell Inc PAC $5,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 20
Succeeded by
Charles Schwertner(R)