State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, will provide a legislative update at the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce business luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Midlothian Conference Center. 

The cost to attend the luncheon is $15 with an advance reservation made by noon Tuesday, Sept. 8. The cost will be $20 at the door. 

Reservations can be made through the chamber’s Facebook page, e-mail at or by calling the chamber at 972-723-8600. The luncheon is sponsored in part by Holcim (Texas), LP.

Pitts has served as state representative for District 10, which includes Ellis and Hill counties, since January 1993. There are about 140,000 constituents in the district.

A native of Dallas, Pitts has practiced law in Waxahachie for more than 25 years, specializing in elder law; he also owns Ellis County Abstract and Title Company. He is a director of Citizens National Bank in Waxahachie, a director of Nicholas P. Sims Library, a past president of the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce and past president of Presbyterian Children’s Services board of trustees.

Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, Pitts was a 14-year member of the Waxahachie ISD board of trustees and was president of the board at the time of his election.

During the current session, the 81st Legislature, Pitts served as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. He also was a member of the Federal Economic Stabilization Funding – Select and Redistricting committees.

During his tenure in the House, he also has served on the House Committees on Transportation, Economic Development, State, Federal and International Relations, among many others.

He has three children and three grandsons.

For more information, contact the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce at 972-723-8600 or visit the Web site at