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Tony Tinderholt Tony Tinderholt
Full Name: Tony D. Tinderholt

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 94 Jan 8, 2019 - Jan 12, 2021 86th   Republican Arlington / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 94 Jan 10, 2017 - Jan 8, 2019 85th   Republican Arlington / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 94 Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 10, 2017 84th   Republican Arlington / Tarrant   Tarrant
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, 85th Legislature. Texas House of Representatives.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Air Force. "Tony entered active duty Air Force in 1988 as a Spanish Cryptologic Linguist, taking part in counter drug missions across South and Central America. He later re-entered active duty in January 2002 after the events of September 11th. Tony worked as both a platoon leader and executive officer at the Company level and then as detachment commander for the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Major (R) Tinderholt then ran operations for the largest Recruiting Battalion in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. His next position was Commander, Fort Worth Recruiting Company in which he was hand chosen by the Brigade Commander for excellence and leadership abilities in his previous position. Upon a very successful tenure as a Commander, Tony volunteered to deploy to a combat zone. During his time in Iraq, Tony and a team of 10 other U.S. Army Soldiers lived with and trained an Iraqi Special Forces Battalion. He then returned to Dallas as a Battalion Executive Officer managing over 400 personnel and a $836 million budget. In his 21 years in the Armed forces, Tony earned many badges, awards and certifications to include the following Combat Awards: the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge." Texas House of Representatives.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Tony Tinderholt, 84th Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Tony Tinderholt, 85th Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Tony Tinderholt, 86th Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 84th session composite photo of House members (House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    86th R.S. - 2019
    Defense and Veterans' Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Homeland Security and Public Safety  
    85th R.S. - 2017
    Government Transparency and Operation  
    84th R.S. - 2015
    County Affairs  

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