Meet your newly elected Tomball, Magnolia legislators

These are all the new legislators representing Tomball and Magnolia. To find out which one represents you, visit

Texas House of Representatives

Kevin Roberts Kevin Roberts, TX District 126

Top Priorities: During his campaign, Roberts focused on property tax relief, public safety and security, small businesses, economic growth and public infrastructure maintenance. 

Background: Kevin Roberts grew up and raised his own family in Texas. He has more than 25 years of experience in executive management and leadership roles. Most recently, he served as executive director and chief operating officer at The Lanier Law Firm.

Roberts serves on the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Council, Grow Northwest Committee, the Economic Development Council, the Klein ISD Career and Technical Education Advisory Council, the board of directors for the D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek and the Houston Realty Business Coalition.

District contact: 6630 Cypresswood, Ste. 275, Spring. 281-376-4114. Email.

Tom OliversonTom Oliverson, TX District 130

Top Priorities: During the primary election, Oliverson said he will oppose Obamacare in Texas, seek to reduce regulation on businesses and ban sanctuary cities in Texas.

Background: Oliverson is a practicing anesthesiologist and partner in U.S. Anesthesia Partners, the largest anesthesiology provider in Texas with more than 1,100 doctors. Oliverson and his wife were appointed to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's inaugural committee. He and his wife are members of Jersey Village Baptist Church and live in Cypress where they home-school their three children.

District contact: 25222 Hwy. 290, Building 9, Ste. 199, Cypress. 281-373-5454.

Valoree Swanson

 Valoree Swanson, TX District 150

Top Priorities: Swanson said she will first work to improve education, block low-income housing, seal the border, protect Second Amendment rights, protect religious liberty, cut property taxes, end sanctuary cities, improve safety in the community and defend the Constitution.

Background: Swanson has lived in Harris County for 36 years, worked in commercial real estate and studied business administration.

District contact: 17207 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. 108, Spring

U.S. House of Representatives

Kevin Brady Kevin Brady, U.S. District 8

Top Priorities: While Brady does not list his top priorities, he does mention the economy is the No. 1 issue on the minds of may Americans. Brady champions free market solutions while opposing the stimulus.

Background: Brady currently serves as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee over taxes, health care, Social Security and Medicare. Prior to his election to Congress, Brady worked as a chamber of commerce executive. Brady currently lives in Montgomery County with his wife and two sons.

Contact: 200 River Point, Ste. 304, Conroe. 936-441-5700. Email.

Michael McCaul Michael McCaul, U.S. District 10

Top Priorities: McCaul stated his top two legislative priorities included reflecting the will of the constituency and pressing for policy that keeps his constituents safe and the laws of the land enforced without the government interfering.

Background: McCaul has served six terms in the House for U.S. District 10, which stretches from Austin to the Houston suburbs and includes nine counties. McCaul served as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and prioritizes border security as a national security issue.

Prior to  his time in Congress, McCaul served as Texas Deputy Attorney General under U.S. Senator John Cornyn and as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section in Washington, D.C.

Contact: 990 Village Square Drive, Tomball. 281-255-8372. Email.



Tomball ISD students will have the option to change their preferred learning environment from Nov. 30-Dec. 9, whereas Magnolia ISD will no longer offer virtual learning for students in poor academic standing starting Jan. 6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Community Impact Newspaper uses data from the Montgomery County Public Health District for weekly case counts. (Community Impact Newspaper)
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Laura Colangelo
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The eatery will open on Market Street next to Every-Bellies in Tomball. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
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