*MEETING & Luncheon*
next meeting july 15, 2021
THURSDAY, July 15 • 11am - 1pm
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce •
1 Chamber Way • $20.00
RSVP by 10am Monday, July 12
Senator Charles Schwertner
We thank Sen. Schwertner for graciously fitting us back into his calendar for July. He had to reschedule last minute to be at the Alamo in San Antonio for the historic signing of HB1927 (and many others), Constitutional Carry for Texas. We look forward to hearing his updates.
Senator Charles Schwertner is a physician, family man, business owner, and a life-long fiscal and social conservative. In 2010, Schwertner was first elected to serve the people of House District 20 as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. There, he quickly earned a reputation as a measured and effective legislator, working with his colleagues to pass one of the most conservative legislative agendas in Texas history.
In 2012, Schwertner won the Republican Primary for the Texas Senate (District 5) with nearly 75 percent of the vote. Senate District 5 is a ten-county region of Central and East Texas that includes Brazos, Freestone, Grimes, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Walker and Williamson Counties.
Throughout his time in the Texas Senate, Senator Schwertner has fought for the families in his district by supporting retired teachers, working to make higher education more affordable, and protecting children from abuse and neglect by reforming the Department of Family and Protective Services. Schwertner has also worked to protect our seniors by authoring legislation to improve nursing homes and punish bad actors in the industry. In the Senate, Dr. Schwertner serves as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Administration, as well as the Senate Committees on Finance, Business and Commerce, State Affairs, and Education.
For his leadership in the Texas Legislature, Senator Schwertner has been named a "Taxpayer Advocate" by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business, a "Courageous Conservative" by the Texas Conservative Coalition, a "Lone Star Conservative Leader" by the Texas Conservative Roundtable, and "Senate Freshman of the Year" by Texas Monthly magazine. Additionally, Senator Schwertner has been named a CASA Champion for Texas Children, YMCA Champion, and Legislator of the Year by the Texas Assisted Living Association.
Charles comes from six generations of farming and ranching in Texas. In addition to his role in the Texas Legislature, Dr. Schwertner also works as a practicing orthopedic surgeon, treating thousands of patients each year. He and his wife Belinda (an obstetrician/gynecologist) reside in Georgetown with their three sons: Carson, Zachary, and Matthew.
June 7 12p - Executive & Standing Committee Meeting, WilCo Republican Headquarters
June 17 11a-1p- April Meeting & Luncheon - Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
June 18 - Wiliamson County GOP Reagan Dinner, Kalahari Resort