Stan (Stan) Gerdes (R-017)

State Representative Stan Gerdes

Stan (Stan) Gerdes (R-017)
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Capitol: 512.463.0682
FAX: 512.463.5896
District: 512.463.0682
Room E2.816 Capitol Extension 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
1011 Alley A Street
Bastrop, TX 78602
Residence:Smithville, TX

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A 5th generation Central Texan, Stan Gerdes resides in Smithville, Texas. After high school, Stan made his way to Austin to attend college at The University of Texas, where he met his wife, Samantha, on the first day of class. Prior to Stan's election to the Texas House, he worked with Governor Rick Perry for over a decade - beginning when he was Governor of Texas, and throughout his time as Secretary of Energy, where they were able to achieve U.S. Energy Independence for the first time in nearly 60 years. As Senior Advisor to Secretary Perry, Stan led an extensive team to organize and manage every aspect of the Secretary's agenda - including travel to all 17 national labs, and to over 25 countries promoting American energy solutions abroad so our allies would be less reliant on hostile nations. During his tenure in Washington, D.C., Stan quickly sharpened his ability to lead large and diverse teams - managing and coordinating staff within multiple departments across the 105,000 employee agency, along with staff at foreign embassies and security teams from around the world. Stan is a proud Camp Longhorn alumnus and a lifetime member of the Texas Exes, the Dallas Safari Club and the National Rifle Association. Stan recently completed his service on Smithville City Council, and looks forward to serving House District 17 as State Representative. Stan's wife, Samantha, is an attorney and serves as general counsel for LaRue Tactical. She is also an active member of the Junior League where she has dedicated many years to volunteering in organizations such as FIT (Food in Tummies), Coats for Kids, Women's Storybook Project, and Drive-A-Senior. Stan and Samantha are both proud graduates of The University of Texas at Austin, and reside in Smithville, Texas with their baby boy.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Samantha   
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