Meet Vikki Goodwin

 
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Representative Goodwin

Vikki Goodwin has just completed her first session representing Texas House District 47 in Western and far South Travis County. In the 86th Legislative Session, she was successful in passing a number of bills that serve her district and the state. She was a co-author of school finance reform (HB 3), as well as the law boosting retired teacher pay (SB 12). In addition, she authored five bills directly affecting HD47 that became law. For more about Vikki’s achievements in the 86th Session and goals for the 87th, see her Priorities.


A Texas Native

In addition to raising a family in Southwest Austin, Vikki has been in the Austin real estate market for 15 years and is actively involved in a large number of local charities and civic programs. Through her professional and philanthropic endeavors, Vikki knows which issues matter most to the residents of District 47.

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A Small Business Owner

As the broker and owner of Goodwin & Goodwin Real Estate Inc., Vikki has a unique opportunity to work with — and listen to — Texans from all walks of life. She has first-hand knowledge of Austin’s affordable housing issues for both renters and owners, and the fast-paced growth and growing pains not just in Austin, but also in Lakeway, Spicewood and Lago Vista. She regularly attends meetings with TXDOT, CapMetro and CAMPO to advocate for roads, transit and increased mobility, as this is a critical issue for central Texas. 

In the 86th Session, Vikki was a co-author of the beer-to-go law that allows small craft brewers to sell cans of beer from the breweries. With about six breweries in the district, this was an important step forward, making business a little easier and the laws a little friendlier. As a small business owner, Vikki knows it is important that other small businesses are given opportunities to flourish without overly complicated regulations.


A Community Leader

In addition to running a successful real estate business, Vikki is very active in her community. She has served on a number of Boards, including the Shady Hollow HOA Board as Vice President, the South Austin Civic Club as Treasurer, the Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods and on various committees within the Austin Board of Realtors. She has also been a member of Impact Austin, South Austin Neighborhood Association, and the Metropolitan Breakfast Club.

In 2010, Austin Habitat for Humanity awarded Vikki with the Karen Nordby Award for her excellent management of the Family Section Committee, and she has further honed her community leadership skills with these organizations:

  • Austin Chamber of Commerce (Ambassador)

  • AISD UpClose (Member) & Strategic Plan (Co-Chair)

  • Silver Star Booster Club (Secretary)

  • Monaco HOA (Board President)

  • Foundation Communities Volunteer

  • Central Texas Food Bank Volunteer

  • Meals on Wheels & More Volunteer

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A Lifelong Learner

Vikki graduated from the University of Texas - Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, where she studied Marketing and Government. She then went on to earn her Master’s of Public Affairs from UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. As a member of the LBJ Future Forum, Vikki continues to stay current on Texas politics.