Charles (Charles) Schwertner (R-05)

State Senator Charles Schwertner

Charles (Charles) Schwertner (R-05)
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Capitol: 512.463.0105
FAX: 512.463.5713
District: 512.863.8456
Senator
Room 3E.10 Capitol Station 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711
117 West Seventh Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
Residence:Georgetown, TX

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Bio

Occupation- Orthopedic Surgeon Education- B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin; M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Legislative Experience- House Member, 2011 - 2013; Senate Member- 2013 - present Hometown- Georgetown Party- Republican Senator Charles Schwertner is a physician, family man, business owner, and a life-long 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 on the Senate Committees on Business and Commerce, Veteran Affairs & Border Security, Agriculture, and Transportation, as well as serving as the Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations. 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.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Dr. Belinda Schwertner   DOB: 5/29/1970
Counties Representing
Brazos
Freestone
Grimes
Leon
Limestone
Madison
Milam
Robertson
Walker
Williamson