Hank is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Tyler resident.
Hank currently spends much of his time working with his family’s non-profit, Karla’s Joy Resale, named in honor of Hank’s late wife, who succumbed to cancer in 2015. Karla was a longtime volunteer and fundraiser for the East Texas Crisis Center, and asked Hank to continue the work when she passed away. Hank, Peyton, and Cody have expanded the operation and have, at no cost to the center or those it assists, helped furnish over 100 new homes for women in crisis in East Texas.
Hank Gilbert has lived in Congressional District 1 most of his life.
A longtime rancher and small business owner, Hank spent many years teaching high school agriculture before leaving education to run his own business and focus on his own agriculture interests.
He has two sons, Peyton and Cody, who attend pharmacy school at UT Tyler.