Elected in a special election on February 17, 2015 and sworn into office on March 3, 2015, the day after Texas Independence Day, State Representative Leighton Schubert proudly represents. District 13 in the Texas House of Representatives. The District, spanning Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca and Washington Counties, includes more than 170,000 people, including the city of Brenham, home to Blue Bell ice cream. Leighton currently serves on the House Committee on County Affairs and the House Committee on Corrections.
Elected after the 84th legislative session was already well underway, Leighton soon became known for his strong work ethic, commitment to his district and advocacy for conservative, practical solutions. Earning the coveted "Champion of Free Enterprise" award from the Texas Association of Business, the "2015 Effective Conservative Lawmaker" award by the Conservative Roundtable of Texas, and “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association, Leighton demonstrated the approach and principles that earned him the respect of his colleagues.
Prior to being elected to the Texas Legislature, Leighton had a distinguished career in public service at the county, state and federal levels of government. He served in the Harris County Office of Legislative Relations, as a law clerk for the Attorney General of Texas, as a staff assistant to a U.S. Senator, and for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and in South America.
Born and raised in District 13, Leighton graduated from Snook High School before attending Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. He then went on to earn his law degree from South Texas College of Law.
After law school, Leighton opened his law office in Caldwell, where he lives with his wife Brittany. He is involved in numerous community and service organizations, including the Lions Club, Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. He and his family attend First Baptist Church in Caldwell.