About Travis Bryan
Chairman, Election Precinct 347
Travis Bryan was born in Pasadena on November 2, 1980. When he was ten years old, Travis and his mother moved to Moulton, Texas, where his mother worked as a waitress, bartender and housekeeper. His father stayed in Pasadena, where he worked as a maintenance supervisor at a local chemical plant. Raised on a farm, Travis spent summers stacking hay at a local feed mill and worked with his mother as a busboy and dishwasher. When he was sixteen years old, he went to work as a sacker at a local grocery store.
Travis attended public schools in Texas, and earned his GED in 1997. He returned to Pasadena in 1998, where he met and married his first wife, Kelly Bryan. Travis and Kelly had three children together: Joshua, Matthew and Brianna. Although their eight year marriage ended in divorce, they have continued to raise their children as close friends and loving parents.
In 2000, Travis began working as a file clerk for a local optometrist. As a natural leader, he was promoted to office manager and again to general manager during his first year. In 2002, Travis worked as a supervisor and executive administrative assistant for Texas State Optical, one of Texas’ largest vision providers. He is certified as an optician by the American Board of Opticianry, and is currently a Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry.
Realizing that education was the key to providing a better life for his family, Travis attended classes at San Jacinto College while he worked. As a student, he was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, and served as chapter president. Travis also served as vice president of student affairs for the student government, and received numerous awards for his scholarship. In 2004, he earned an Occupational Certificate in Emergency Medical Technology, with honors.
Travis volunteered as an EMT and field training officer for South Houston EMS, and was certified as an EMS instructor by the Texas Department of Health. In 2005, he enlisted as a military police officer in the Texas State Guard, and began working as an adjunct professor at San Jacinto College. While continuing his education, Travis taught courses in vision care and emergency medical technology, and later worked as a substitute teacher for Pasadena ISD.
Before transferring to Liberty University in 2006, Travis attended the University of Houston where he was a cadet in the Army ROTC program. In 2007, he graduated from LU with an Associate’s degree in Religion, with honors, and earned a Certificate in Emergency Management, with highest honors, from Frederick Community College. Travis graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Religion, summa cum laude, from LU in 2008, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps.
After college, Travis was elected as the Republican precinct chairman for Precinct 347 in Harris County in 2008. From 2008-2009, he served as vice chairman and parliamentarian of the HCRP Candidates Committee, and was re-elected as precinct chairman in 2010. He was elected as a delegate to the 2008 and 2010 Republican State Conventions in Texas, and as an alternate delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Travis also serves as a presiding election judge and a volunteer deputy voter registrar.
Travis is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, a life member of the National Rifle Association, and has contributed thousands of hours of volunteer service to the community. In 2008, he married his longtime friend and fellow soldier, Amber Bryan. Travis and Amber currently live in Pasadena, and they are the proud parents of four children, including their daughter together, Sarah. They have a second home in Madison Heights, Virginia, where Travis currently attends classes at Liberty University School of Law. Travis and Amber are members of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pearland, and they continue to serve together in the Texas State Guard.