John Carona is a Respected Leader
First elected to the Texas Legislature in 1990, Senator John Carona is now in his sixth term in the Texas Senate, representing District 16 in Dallas County. Previously, Senator Carona was elected to three terms in the Texas House of Representatives.
Senator Carona has distinguished himself in the Texas Legislature as an effective leader. Throughout his public service, he has been named a “Pro-Business Legislator” by Texas Business Association, a “Hero” by TexasTeachers, “Crimefighter of the Year” by NorthTexas Crime Commission, “Most Valuable Player” by Capitol Inside, and “Finalist,Texan of the Year” by The Dallas Morning News.
Senator Carona serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce and as a member of the Senate Criminal Justice, Jurisprudence, Nominations, Administration and Redistricting - Select committees. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Windstorm Insurance Legislative Oversight Committee.
He has previously served on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Technologies and Economic Development , as well as Co-Chair of the Study Commission on Transportation Financing. Before being selected by Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst to serve as Chairman of the Business and Commerce Committee, Carona served as Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee from 2006 through July, 2010.
John Carona is Your Neighbor
Senator Carona has been a resident of Dallas since early childhood. He was educated in the Dallas Independent School District, graduating from Bryan Adams High School. He received bachelors of business administration degrees in insurance and real estate from The University of Texas at Austin in 1978, and currently serves as president of a national realty management firm.
Prior to his election to the legislature, John served on the City of Dallas Planning Commission and various other boards including the White Rock/Lake Highlands YMCA and the Dallas Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. Through the years, he has also worked with PTAs and Little League, Exchange Clubs, school booster clubs and neighborhood associations.
John Carona is a family man – married, the father of five children and grandfather to five (so far!). He has lived in a time when he could build his own American dream and he wants his grandchildren to have the same opportunity.