Awards and Recognition

Texas Civil Justice League
  • Legislator of the Year – 2013
Texas Conservative Roundtable
  • Lone Star Conservative Leader - 2013
Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education
  • Silver Star Award - 2013
Texas Oil and Gas Industry
  • Legislative Champion – 2013
Texas Conservative Coalition 
  • Courageous Conservative - 2011

Texas Association of Business 

  • Champion for Free Enterprise - 79th, 80th, 81st, and 82nd Legislative Sessions
  • Fighter for Free Enterprise Award - 77th, 78th, and 83rd Legislative Sessions

House Republican Caucus

  • Chair - 2012
  • Vice Chair - 2011 
  • Guardian of the Rainy Day Fund - 2009

National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  • Legislative Champion 2009 

American Heart Association

  • Heart of Honor - 2012
  • Heart of Honor -2008

March of Dimes

  • 2006 Award for Dedication and Hard Work to Save Babies 

Texas Women's University

  • An Outstanding Advocate for TWU - 79th Legislative Session

University of North Texas

  • Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science (TAMS) - Honorary Alumnus - May 7, 2004 

Denton Hispanic Chamber

  • Recognition for Dedicated Service, Commitment and Contribution - August 11, 2006

Denton Rotary Club

  • Service Above Self Award - February 5, 2004

Texas Eagle Forum

  • Most Conservative Members - 80th Legislative Session

Texas 21 Legislative Caucus

  • Recognition for Dedicated Service