Join for a special joint meeting with the Tech Titans Advocacy Team and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee featuring speaker Rep. Angie Chen Button
(R-Richardson) on economic development in Texas and updates on her interim committee meetings. Rep. Button is Chair of the Economic & Small Business Development Committee, as well as a member of the Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness and Higher Education Committee.
Angie Chen Button is currently serving her fifth term as State Representative. She serves as Chair of the Economic & Small Business Development Committee and sits on the Higher Education Committee. Representative Button represents House District 112 which includes parts of Garland, Richardson, Rowlett, and Sachse in Dallas County.
Representative Button worked for Texas Instruments (TI) where she promoted American products internationally as an International Marketing Manager. She is also a CPA with Masters? degrees in Public Finance and Management Sciences.
Before her election to the Texas House in 2008, Rep. Button had a long record of public service and community involvement in the Metroplex. She was a member of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board and an Executive Committee Member of the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition (DRMC). She served in leadership positions with chambers of commerce, a citizen coalition, and for other civic and non-profit organizations. She has also been part of the Dallas Assembly, the Dallas Summit, and the Women?s Museum Advisory Board.
Representative Button was awarded the Metroplex Technology Business Council's Tech Titans Technology Advocate Award -- 2014, the YWCA?s 100 Years 100 Women Award -- 2008, the Southern Methodist University Women?s Symposium?s Profile in Leadership Award -- 2006, the Women?s Enterprise of Texas Magazine Women of Excellence Award -- 2004, and the National Organization of Chinese Americans Corporate Achievement Award & Grand Community Service Award -- 2000.
Representative Button has been named a Champion for Free Enterprise Award by the Texas Association of Business. She also received the White Knight Award from the Texans for Life Coalition and the Service Award from the Texas Environmental Health Association. Additionally, during her first term, the 2009 House Republican Caucus awarded Rep. Button with the Innovator for Economic Development Award. The Texas Conservative Coalition named Representative Button a Taxpayer Hero.
Representative Button was born in Taipei, Taiwan. As a child, her seven person family lived in a 300 square foot, one-room hut without a kitchen or a bathroom. She credits education with bringing her a better life. Rep. Button met her husband Darcy as a graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). They have lived in Richardson and Garland for 30 years. Their son, Dane is an RISD and University of Texas Graduate. Angie?s life has been the American dream-Texas style.