Ben (Ben) Leman (R-SH013)
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Capitol: 512.463.0600
FAX: 512.463.5240
District: 979.836.1238
Room E1.306 Capitol Extension 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

District Office:
401 South Austin Street
Brenham, TX 77833
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Christie   
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Land and Resource Management
MemberHouse Committee on Calendars
MemberHouse Committee on Energy Resources
Counties Representing
Austin / Burleson / Colorado / Fayette / Grimes / Lavaca / Washington


Representative Ben Leman was raised in Magnolia, Texas. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance. Rep. Leman and his wife, Christie, have been married since 2004 and are blessed with four beautiful children. Representative Leman began his successful business career when he co-founded an oil and gas equipment manufacturing company in 1997. As CEO of Merrimac Manufacturing, Inc., he successfully navigated major growth rates on a very tight budget, expanding the complex business 'from just two of us in my mother's garage' to over 100 employees, 25 stocking locations around the world and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in House District 13. Representative Leman sold the company in 2012 to a publicly-traded company, where he continued to work for one more year.

After selling his business, Rep. Leman felt called to public service, so he announced his candidacy for Grimes County Judge and was elected in 2014. As County Judge, he combined his business acumen with his conservative principles to prepare Grimes County for the significant growth headed its direction. So, when a special election was called to fill the unexpired term for State Representative for House District 13, Ben decided to announce his candidacy for the position. He was elected and sworn in into office on May 31, 2018. He is now representing the citizens of HD 13 for the 3rd term. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Land and Resource Management Committee and is on the Calendars Committee, Energy Resources Committee, and the Republican Caucus Policy Review Committee. The Lemans reside within Grimes County, where they enjoy raising their family in a rural setting. Their kids are actively involved in 4-H Club, running the family cattle operation, and showing animals at the local county fair. The Lemans are active members of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Anderson where Ben serves on the Finance Committee.