Project Description

David Balat

Dr. Tom Oliverson

State Representative, HD 130 at Texas House of Representatives

Dr. Tom Oliverson represents Texas’s 130th State House District in northwest Harris County, including the communities of Tomball, Cypress, Waller, and Hockley. During his first term in the legislature he served on 3 House Committees: Public Health, Insurance, and House Administration. He was also one of only two freshmen chosen by the House Republican Caucus to serve as Deputy Floor Leader.

In his first term he authored legislation dealing with surprise medical billing, scoliosis screening, flood control, voter fraud and telepharmacy. His very successful first session culminated with Dr. Oliverson being chosen by his Republican colleagues as “Best Freshman Legislator” of the 85th legislative session.

Currently, Dr. Oliverson serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Insurance, and also serves on the Natural Resources and powerful Calendars committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Conservative Coalition and is a member of the Policy Committee for the House Republican Caucus. Nationally, he serves on the Executive Committee for the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) and as the Vice Chair of the Health, Long Term Care and Disability Insurance Committee. He is also a member of the Health Care Policy Task Force for ALEC.

In his professional career, Dr. Oliverson is a managing partner and practicing anesthesiologist in US Anesthesia Partners, the largest anesthesia group in Texas with over 1100 anesthesia providers. A tireless advocate for patients and their safety, Dr. Oliverson is recognized as an expert in office-based anesthesia and consults with doctors and dentists throughout the state in order to make office surgery safer for patients.

A grateful Christian, Dr. Oliverson accepted Christ as his Lord in February of 1990, and since that time, has walked many hills and valleys with his Lord. He has been a choir member, children’s Sunday school teacher, a lay youth leader, a youth Sunday school teacher, a small group/Bible study leader, and most recently, a Deacon. Dr. Oliverson and his wife Jennifer, a teacher, are active members of Champions Forest Baptist Church and live in Cypress where they raise their three children.

Panels:

01nov2:00 pm3:00 pmPolitical Engagement2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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