Calvin Tillman


Calvin Tillman is the former mayor of the small town DISH, Texas. Elected as mayor of DISH in May of 2007, he served his second term as mayor, after serving a two year term as town commissioner of DISH. Due to DISH being the crossroads of many natural gas pipelines, the mayor was active in pursuing state legislation regarding the routing of natural gas pipelines as well as the powers that the pipeline companies have been given. A resolution was passed by the town of DISH regarding this subject and was passed by forty other towns with well over a million people represented. DISH, which has the smallest budget of any town in North Texas, commissioned an independent air quality study near a large natural gas compression station. This testing was among the first of its kind. The town of DISH is leading the cause for responsible drilling and pipelines in North Texas. Mayor Tillman serves on work groups with the members of the state legislators, regarding regulation of the natural gas industry, and is active with the Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project. He has traveled around the United States speaking on responsible drilling. Mayor Tillman was recognized for his contribution by the Texas Progressive Alliance with the Gold Star Texan award for 2009. He has degrees from the Community College of the Air Force, and Concordia University of Texas, as well as being a licensed aircraft mechanic and pilot. He is married to his wife, Tiffiney, for eleven year and has two sons, ages four and seven.