Board Term: Jan. 1, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2023
Matt Robinson, a Republican from Friendswood, was elected to the State Board
of Education in November 2018. He represents Southeast Texas.
Robinson serves on the board's Committee on School Initiatives, which oversees issues such as State Board for Education Certification rule reviews, appointments to military reservations and special school districts boards of trustees, school board member training, and the development of the long-range plan for public education.
Robinson, a urologist, has practiced medicine in Galveston
County for more than two decades. He grew up in nearby Lake Jackson and
graduated from Brazoswood High School in the Brazosport Independent School
Robinson served on the Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees from
2008 to 2018. In 2013, he became the first Friendswood trustee to earn the
Master Trustee designation through the Leadership TASB program.
Along with his school board duties, Robinson has been active
in the Galveston County Republican Party.
He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School
at San Antonio.
Robinson is married to Pam Robinson and they have three
As a member
of the State Board of Education, Robinson represents Brazoria, Chambers,
Galveston, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San
Augustine, Tyler counties, as well as parts of Fort Bend County.