Board Term: Jan. 1, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2019
David Bradley was first elected to the State Board of Education in 1996. Bradley, a Republican who represents Southeast Texas, was re-elected to the board in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2014. David Bradley serves as chair of the board's Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund, which oversees the Permanent School Fund, the nation's largest education endowment, as well as other policy decisions related to school funding and auditing.
During his tenure on the board, Bradley has served on all the board's subcommittees. He previously served as vice chair of the 15-member board and is on his second stint as chair of the board's Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund.
Bradley is married and has two children. Bradley, a self-employed businessman, is licensed in insurance and real estate sales.
Bradley received his Eagle Scout award in 1972 and served on the executive board of the Three Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a graduate of Houston Independent School District's magnet program, High School for Health Professions. He attended the University of Houston and Texas A&M University, where he was a proud member of the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets.
Bradley was president of the Old Town Neighborhood Association for four years. In addition, he was a founding member of the Oaks Historic District in Beaumont, the largest residential historic district in Texas. He was also founding president of Beaumont's Citizens on Patrol, a neighborhood crime prevention/patrol organization.
As a member of the State Board of Education, Bradley represents Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler counties, as well as parts of Fort Bend County.