About Tom Oliverson
Dr. Tom Oliverson represents Texas’ 130th State House District in northwest Harris County, including the communities of Tomball, Cypress, Waller, and Hockley. He was selected by Speaker Phelan to Chair the Committee on House Insurance and also serves on the Public Health and Healthcare Reform committees. Additionally, Dr. Oliverson was selected to be the Vice-Chair of the House Republican Caucus.
His first session culminated with him being chosen by his Republican colleagues as “Best Freshman Legislator” of the 85th legislative session. In his second session, he was named by Texas Monthly as one of the “best legislators of the 86th session”. Dr. Oliverson has authored legislation on a diverse set of issues including: healthcare, education, local government, religious freedoms, the 2nd amendment and protecting the unborn.
Dr. Oliverson is active with the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), where he serves as the Chairman of the Workers Compensation Insurance Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. He is also active with the National Association of Christian Lawmakers where he is the Chair of the National Legislative Council. Dr. Oliverson serves on multiple healthcare taskforces including the Texas Conservative Coalition, American Legislative Exchange Council, and National Conference of State Legislatures.
In his professional career, Dr. Oliverson is a managing partner and practicing anesthesiologist in US Anesthesia Partners, the largest anesthesia group in Texas with over 1100 anesthesia providers. A tireless advocate for patients and their safety, Dr. Oliverson is recognized as an expert in office-based anesthesia and consults with doctors and dentists throughout the state to make office surgery safer for patients.
An unapologetic defender of life and a small government conservative, Dr. Oliverson staunchly opposes abortion and advocates for free markets and limited government regulations. He is also active in many 2nd Amendment organizations, such as the National Rifle Association and Texas State Rifle Association. As a small business owner, Dr. Oliverson understands that small businesses are the engines of the economy. His experience has taught him that American prosperity is best served through small business ownership and a spirit of volunteerism.
A grateful Christian, Dr. Oliverson accepted Christ as his Lord in February of 1990, and since that time has walked many hills and valleys with his Lord. He has been a choir member, children’s Sunday school teacher, a lay youth leader, a youth Sunday school teacher, a small group/Bible study leader, and more recently, an adult Sunday school teacher. Dr. Oliverson and his wife Jennifer, a teacher, are active members of Jersey Village Baptist Church and live in Cypress where they raise their three children.