Jay Dean learned strong conservative values growing up and never stopped living them.
As a church altar boy with two paper routes and a lawn mowing business, Jay learned to love God, work hard, and save what you earn. When he grew up, those values led him to start multiple successful businesses here in East Texas.
Jay is the founder and CEO of Shale Flow Specialties, a company that services and maintains oil rigs across the country to keep them running safely and efficiently. A longtime veteran of the oil and gas industry, Jay has seen how it can be leveraged to create jobs and promote prosperity. He’s eager to see our energy sector reach its full potential, which is why he fights to cut red tape and protect the free market.
Under his leadership as mayor, Longview was ranked one of the top ten cities in the nation for economic growth and was named one of the “Best Places for Business" by Forbes Magazine. Jay has taken this record of success from Longview to apply them to Gregg and Upshur Counties, the East Texas region, and the whole state.
Jay proudly serves Texas House District 7, encompassing Gregg and Upshur Counties. As our State Representative, Jay has made East Texas proud as a staunch supporter of our rural values and conservative priorities.
Balanced the State Budget
Cut $5 billion in Property Taxes
Strong supporter of Public Education and School Safety
Banned Sanctuary Cities and sent $800 million to Border Security
Upheld 2nd Amendment
Banned partial birth-abortion and passed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act
Protected Religious Freedom
Voted to outlaw State Income Tax
Jay shares the values of East Texas and will continue to get results for conservatives in our state and the next generation. He was recognized as a 2017 Effective Conservative from the Conservative Roundtable of Texas and has previously been endorsed by Governor Greg Abbott, the NRA, the Texas State Rifle Association, Texas Alliance for Life, and Texas Right to Life.
He currently serves on the Juvenile Justice and Family Affairs Committee and Corrections Committee, and has previously served on the Appropriations, Cybersecurity, Opioids and Substance Abuse Committees.
Jay and his wife, Pokie, live in Longview where they raised their three daughters and helped found their church, St. Matthews. They have recently been promoted to grandparents by the birth of their first grandson, Declan.