• Will keep our city moving forward
• Make sure our senior community services and programs are strong
• Continue a strong city economy
• Ensure that Police and Fire departments have the resources they need to get the job done
• Help with city infrastructure; including cleaning up parts of the city where this is needed
NO SANCTUARY CITIES
Robert Talton sponsored the first anti-sanctuary city bill in 2007. HB 258 would have allowed a police officer to inquire into the immigration status of a person that was under arrest or detained.
Robert Talton co-sponsored Economic Development bill, SB 242, transferring the Texas Turnpike Authority project to a county or local government corporation. This allowed transfer of the Beltway through Pasadena helping business and mobility in Pasadena.
TOUGH ON CRIME
REDUCE PROPERTY TAXES
Robert Talton filed the “Son of Sam” companion bill, HB 909, too keep criminals from profiting off of the notoriety/publicity of their crimes.
Robert Talton voted to reduce appraisal caps. HJR 35 failed on a point of order. This measure would have put more money in the pockets of Pasadena citizens. As Mayor, Robert Talton will fight for lower property taxes.
Husband, father, grandfather, conservative champion, deacon, and community leader, Robert Talton has led a life built on service to his family, his community and his church.
Born in Waldron, Arkansas on June 27, 1945, Robert has been a Pasadena resident since 1949. Robert is a 1963 graduate of Pasadena High School, the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law. He served his country in the United States Air Force Reserves at Ellington AFB.
His professional career has taken him from protecting the streets of Pasadena as a police officer, to service as a police legal advisor, prosecutor, city attorney and municipal judge. Robert was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1992 where he served with honor and distinction for 16 years. He served as Chairman of Urban Affairs for two sessions. Most bills dealing with cities, police and fireman came through that committee.
His role in the leadership of the House has earned him the praise of conservative organizations across the nation including the Free Market Enterprise Leader of Excellence “Texas Ten” Award 1993-2001, the Texas Eagle Forum Freedom and Family Award 2001, 2003, 2005, and the Vision America “2005 State Hero of the Faith” Award. He was consistently in the top 10% of pro-life legislators according to the Texas Right to Life.
Robert served on Governor Rick Perry’s Crime Commission, was “A+” rated by the National Rifle Association, and was tied as the top conservative by the Historical Honor Roll from the Young Conservatives of Texas in 2007.
Married for 46 years, he and his wife, the former Sue Herring, have two children and five grandchildren. Robert was a member of Richey St. Baptist Church for over 50 years where he was ordained as a deacon. Now a member of Sagemont Church, Robert was elected as a Deacon in 2005 and served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Deacon body.
Robert’s unparalleled involvement in the Republican Party has earned him the respect and trust of GOP activists across the state. Prior to his election to the Texas House, Robert served as a precinct chairman for six years. He has attended most senatorial conventions since 1984 and was the Parliamentarian for Senatorial District 11 for many years. He was General Counsel of the Harris County Republican Party for over 6 years. He has been elected as a delegate and attended most of the State GOP Conventions. In 2004 he was elected as a National Delegate to the Republican National Convention.