L. B. Kubiak
|L. B. Kubiak|
Texas State Representative
for District 13 (Milam, Robertson, Waller, and Washington counties)
January 11, 1983 – January 8, 1991
|Preceded by||Dan Kubiak (brother)|
|Succeeded by||Dan Kubiak|
|Born|| December 5, 1945|
Reagan, Falls County, Texas
|Spouse(s)||Jenny Kay Perry Kubiak|
|Children|| Lindsay Beth Kubiak
Logan B. Kubiak
|Residence||Rockdale, Milam County, Texas|
|Alma mater||Rockdale High School|
|Religion||Church of Christ|
L. B. Kubiak (born December 5, 1945) is a veterinarian and a former politician who resides in Rockdale in Milam County, Texas, located sixty miles northeast of the capital city of Austin. He served as a Democratic state representative from 1983 to 1991 for District 13 (Burleson, Milam, Robertson, Waller, and Washington counties).
Kubiak was born in Reagan in Falls County, Texas, to a Roman Catholic couple, John T. Kubiak (1914–2001), a farmer and garage owner, and the former Connie M. Snider (1915–1999). He attended elementary school in Reagan until 1955, when his family relocated to Rockdale. Thereafter, he graduated in 1963 from Rockdale High School, where he was active in all sports. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in College Station. He is affiliated with the Church of Christ.
Kubiak entered the state House when his brother ran instead, unsuccessfully, for Texas land commissioner in the 1982 Democratic primary. Nominated and elected as land commissioner Garry Mauro (born 1948), who served from 1983 to 1999 as the last Democrat land commissioner. L. B. Kubiak did not seek reelection to the House in 1990 so that his brother could again seek the seat, which he had filled previously from 1969 to 1983.
When his brother died in office in 1998 while campaigning for reelection to the Texas House in District 17, Kubiak, with the encouragement of Speaker James "Pete" Laney, sought to become the replacement Democratic nominee. Instead the Democratic county chairmen in the district nominated Theodora Vanderwerth "Teddy" Boehm of Brenham in Washington County in the southern portion of the district. She was married to a former trustee president of Blinn College in Brenham. Kubiak not only refused to support Boehm but endorsed the successful Republican nominee, Charles B. Jones of College Station. In the general election held on November 3, 1998, Jones narrowly defeated Boehm, 16,034 votes (51 percent) to 15,406 (49 percent).
Like his brother, L. B. Kubiak on his death will be interred at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.
- L. B. Kubiak. Mylife.com. Retrieved on April 7, 2020.
- L. B. Kubiak. Texas Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved on April 6, 2020.
- List of Famous Veterinarians: L.B. Kubiak. Ranker.com. Retrieved on April 7, 2020.
- Daniel Kubiak. Texas State Cemetery. Retrieved on April 6, 2020.
- Texas Secretary of State, Election Returns, November 3, 1998.
- L. B. Kubiak. Texas State Cemetery. Retrieved on April 6, 2020.