Rich Aubin, District 5 City Council member, was sworn in for his first term in 2016.
Rich lives in Garland’s Orchard Hills neighborhood, with his wife, Kara, and their four daughters. Rich was born and raised in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, a blue-collar neighborhood of Boston. Following law school, employment with a prominent Texas litigation firm brought Rich to Texas more than 20 years ago. In Rich’s first case with that firm, he represented the City of Garland and continued that relationship in a number of legal matters.
In 2010, Rich and Kara chose to move their growing family to Garland, knowing that it was a well-managed City with mature, diverse neighborhoods, close to Rich’s office in Dallas and to their church. Their third daughter was born the day before the move, slightly complicating the process!
Rich continues to practice law, maintaining an active litigation and mediation practice, assisting businesses and some individuals in civil disputes. Rich is the incoming vice-chair of the Native American Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and serves on the Board of Directors for the parent organization at Peak Preparatory, where his daughters attend school. Rich cares about people and loves to help them tell their stories and resolve their issues.
Rich believes that Garland is a major economic engine of the DFW Metroplex, providing numerous jobs, and is attractive to good people seeking well-built, affordable housing in diverse, friendly and safe neighborhoods. Rich realizes that the City faces many challenges and tough choices to improve transportation, rebuild declining infrastructure and create the new amenities desired by today’s and tomorrow’s residents. Rich will work to push Garland forward, to improve mobility in the area, and to be responsive to the residents and businesses of Garland.