March 3, 2009

Rep. Vaught Named Legislator of the Year

Rep. Vaught Named Legislator of the Year
~ Rep. Allen Vaught Receives Award from the
Association of Texas Professional Educators ~

AUSTIN-- State Representative Allen Vaught (Dallas) will receive the Legislator of the Year Award from the Region 10 Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) on Saturday, March 7, 2009.

Jackie Davis, the Region 10 ATPE President said, “Representative Vaught is a champion for public schools and we are awarding him with this prestigious award in honor of his service to public schools through his position in the Texas House of Representatives.”

“I am honored to be chosen for this award. Our public schools are the backbone of our community, and I will continue to work hard to support them through my position in the Texas House,” said Rep. Vaught. The award will be presented this Saturday, March 7 during the ATPE Region 10 Convention at the Hampton Inn & Suites at the Mesquite Rodeo Center in Mesquite, Texas.

Rep. Vaught first took office in 2007 and is in his second term representing House District 107. He serves as the Vice-Chair of the Defense & Veterans’ Affairs Committee and is a member of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. He is the managing attorney of the Dallas office of Franklin, Cardwell, & Jones, P.C. Rep. Vaught also served as a U.S. Army Reserve Captain and fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

District 107 covers the area in east Dallas surrounding White Rock Lake--including Lakewood and part of Lake Highlands. The eastern portion of the district covers parts of Garland and Mesquite. He lives with his wife, Donna, their son Jonathan, and daughter Morgan in Lakewood.

For more information, please contact Rep. Vaught’s district office at (214) 370-8305, e-mail him at or visit the Texas House of Representatives website at