Jonathan Stickland is a conservative Christian Republican serving his second term in the Texas State House for House District 92. He supports limited government, the right to life, individual liberties and personal responsibilities, and most of all strives to represent his constituents, not the lobbyists and special interests in Austin.
Jonathan was born in Plano, Texas in 1983. At age 5, his family moved to Hurst, Texas. He attended schools in the Birdville School District before getting his GED. He spent time at Tarrant County College and Parkland College studying sales and marketing. Jonathan currently runs his own oil and gas consulting business. He works with many local oil and gas companies assisting in data management, on-location oversight, marketing and sales of new exploration opportunities, and current producing interests. Being in business for himself allows Jonathan the time to do the things he feels truly defines him, his family and his faith.
Jonathan has been married to his wife Krissy since 2006 . They have two beautiful daughters, Andie Michelle (8) and Carlie Anne (6). Family is the core of Jonathan’s life both personally and politically. He and his family have been members of First Baptist Church of Hurst since 2008. Jonathan is a member of the Church’s One Life Group, softball team, choir, and also helps teach 5th and 6th grade boy’s Sunday school.
Jonathan’s strong family values and conservative roots were an integral part in his voting record during the 83rd Legislative Sessions. Jonathan has been awarded 100% scorecards from Empower Texans, the Texas Eagle Forum, and Concerned Women for America. Jonathan was also ranked as the most conservative Representative of the 83rd session by Professor Mark Jones of Rice University.
As a freshman in the Texas House, Jonathan passed many pieces of groundbreaking legislation. House Bill 2268 was the first law passed in the nation protecting individuals email and electronic privacy from search without a warrant on the state level. Jonathan made national headlines with the passage of this bill that was signed into law on June 14, 2013.
Jonathan is adamantly pro-life and believes it is part of the government’s role to protect the unborn lives of children. He was honored to help author House Bill 2, which restricted abortions after 20 weeks, and made abortion clinics adhere to stricter rules that protect Texas women. This was a huge victory for the pro-life movement and Jonathan was proud to be a part of it.
Jonathan fought for military families by authoring House Bill 202. This bill allows children of active duty service members to receive excused absence days for a student to visit with a parent, stepparent, or guardian. Additionally, it protects schools by not penalizing them for allowing students to be absent in such situations. Jonathan rallied a large bi-partisan effort in order to help the military families of Texas.
While serving during the 84th Legislative Session, Jonathan worked closely with fellow conservative leaders to get things done.
He was honored to be a Joint Author on House Bill 549, which would require the Commission on Jail Standards to come up with reasonable standards to ensure in-person visitation rights of inmates. This was a huge victory in criminal justice because so many jails had transitioned to video visitation, depriving inmates of seeing their loved ones.
He worked diligently to shed light on the legislative process and change how business is done in the House chamber. He did not waver when it came to standing up and fighting to protect our Second Amendment rights. With his help, Texas was able to pass open carry and campus carry.
Of all of the Representatives, Jonathan called the most points of order in the Texas House. Consequently, he successfully helped stop bad legislation from passing and becoming law. Jonathan continues to play a pivotal role in leading the conservative movement inside the walls of the Capitol and across Texas.
With Jonathan’s steadfast commitment to liberty and the Constitution, he was honored to have been ranked Top 10 Best of the Texas Legislature by Capitol Inside. Furthermore, he received the Taxpayer Champion Award from Texas for Fiscal Responsibility, honored as a Courageous Conservative by the Texas Conservative Coalition and named a Pro-Life Leader by Texas Right to Life.
Jonathan is exceptionally proud to serve and represent the people of House District 92. Jonathan promised to go down and be one of the most conservative members in the Texas House and he delivered. He not only talked the talk but walked the walk. Jonathan’s voting record proves that he is truly a conservative legislator serving the people. He continues to look forward serving District 92 in the 85th Legislative Session after the 2015 elections.