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Bush School Alum Running for Congress

January 31, 2018

Shannon Dubberly

Shannon Dubberly, class of 2007

Shannon Dubberly, a 2007 graduate of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, is running for the Sixth Congressional District seat currently held by retiring Representative Joe Barton. The district includes Ellis and Navarro Counties and parts of Tarrant County.

        A Texas native, Dubberly graduated from Texas A&M University in 2004 with a double major in political science and russian studies. While studying for his Master of International Affairs at the Bush School, he was selected by the US Department of State to serve in Kazakhstan, where he helped with trade policy, security measures, and the movement of the embassy to a new capitol.

        After graduate school, Dubberly worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, helping the Air Force and Army efficiently mobilize bases throughout the world to combat the War on Terror. He then served as a counterterrorism professional, where he identified and prevented terrorists from entering the homeland. While serving in this capacity, he helped create a terror watch-listing program for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) that is still used today.

Since returning to Texas, Dubberly has worked as an information technology manager and process efficiency expert in the private sector. He currently works for Oil States Industries in Arlington, Texas. “My time and experiences at the Bush School strengthened my belief in the importance of public service. As President George H. W. Bush stated and as inscribed on his bust at the Bush School, “Public service is a noble calling,” and the Bush School instilled this belief within me. As a member of Congress, I will bring the knowledge, ethics, and leadership attained at the Bush School to bear for the betterment of the people. Congress could use more Aggies and, specifically, more Bush School graduates,” Dubberly said.

Dubberly is also the president of the Bush School’s Former Student Network and is an active member of the Association of Former Students. He and his wife, Sabrina, also a Texas A&M and Bush School certificate graduate, are the parents of three beautiful children. The Dubberlys live in Tarrant County.