About Robert Hoskins
Robert Hoskins is a Baytown native, and a life-long resident of our district. He was born at the San Jacinto Hospital on Decker Drive, attended Goose Creek ISD schools, graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, and also studied at Lee College.
Robert has been employed at Enterprise Products for nearly four decades in a variety of capacities from an Operations Supervisor to a Corporate Process Safety Manager to a Training Specialist and an Industrial Firefighter. His work at Enterprise also resulted in membership in the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and in the the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), where he serves as member of the Industrial Committee.
In 2005, Robert began six years of service on the Goose Creek CISD Board of Trustees, which included one year as the board President and one year as Vice-President. During his tenure, he led the board to address substantial growth in the district’s student population. This included adding Victoria Walker Elementary and Goose Creek Memorial High School, as well as expanding the Peter Hyland Center and paving the way for the construction of Johnny Clark Elementary.
Then in 2011, Robert was elected to the Baytown City Council for District 5. He is the Chair of the Finance Committee, and he also serves as the city’s representative on the Houston-Galveston Area Council where he sits on the Transportation Policy Committee. While on the council, he has been instrumental in the following accomplishments:
- Reducing property taxes to the tune of $7,000,000 in savings for Baytown citizens and businesses.
- Converting the City of Baytown Animal Control facility to a “No Kill and Adoption” facility. This effort earned Robert a “No-Kill Advocate” award.
- The planning and construction of new roadways through the city to alleviate traffic, such as Hunt Road, Santavy Road, and San Jacinto Blvd.
- Planning the new hotel and conference center on Bayland Island, the construction of which will begin in early 2020.
- Working on flood mitigation committees at the state and local levels to address flooding along the Cedar Bayou watershed.
- Fighting for the Lakewood residential community, along with Councilman Charles Johnson, to oppose the installation of a tank farm in close proximity to two schools and an elderly care facility.
In addition to his service on the school board and city council, Robert has been on the Board of Directors of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce, and has chaired the Chamber’s Education Committees. He has also served on the Baytown/West Chambers County Economic Development Foundation, the Goose Creek CISD Career & Technology Advisory Board, and the Lee College Career & Technology Advisory Board.
Robert and his wife, Pam, have been married for 37 years. They have three grown children, Houston and his wife Lindsey, Victoria and her husband Shane, and Paris and her husband Josh, and they are the proud grandparents of six – Hunter, Haylie, Haddie, Brody, Charlee, and Wyatt, the newest addition to the family born in November of 2019.