Texas Reps. Murr & Wilson to Speak at SRW's Nov. 19 Meeting
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Texas State Representatives Andrew Murr (R-53) and Terry Wilson (R-20) will speak at the Star Republican Women’s November 19 meeting at Quail Point Community Center.
A complimentary light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., and the meeting will commence at 1 p.m.
First elected in 2014, Rep. Murr represents District 53, covering 12 counties including Llano County.
First elected in 2016, Rep. Wilson represents Dist. 20, covering 3 counties including Burnet County.
The two state legislators will review accomplishments of the 86th legislative session and highlight current issues.
ABOUT REP. ANDY MURR
During his tenure in the House, Rep. Murr has served on the Transportation Committee; Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee; Rules and Resolutions Committee; Ways and Means Committee; Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee; State Federal Power and Responsibility Committee (Vice Chair); Local and Consent Calendars Committee; Select Committee on Mental Health; and the Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse.
Rep. Murr attended Texas A&M, receiving a bachelor degree, summa cum laude, in Agricultural Development with an emphasis in economics and policy. He graduated with highest honors from Texas Tech University School of Law.
Murr served as County Judge in Kimble County from 2008 to late 2013 when he announced his candidacy for state office. He lives on his family ranch in Junction and raises cattle. He also owns a small business (Telegraph Title Co.) and maintains a general law practice.
ABOUT REP. TERRY WILSON
During his tenure in the House, Rep. Wilson has served on the Criminal Jurisprudence and Defense and Veterans Affairs Committees, as well as Appropriations and Higher Education Committees.
Before seeking public office, Rep. Wilson served in the U.S. Army for more than 30 years where he was a highly regarded senior leader. He is well versed in major weapons systems development, as well as command and control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. As a Department of Defense Acquisition Executive, he managed research and development programs with multi-billion-dollar budgets and partnered in systems development with major corporations and universities.
Colonel (Ret.) Wilson was born in Odessa, Texas. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Texas A&M University and an MS in Strategic Logistics Plans and Management from the Air War University.
Rep. Wilson represents the 20th District, which includes Burnet, Milam, and Williamson counties. He defeated incumbent Marsha Farney in the 2016 Republican primary election and went on to win the November 2016 general election unopposed.
Colonel Terry Wilson was born in Odessa, Texas. He is a lifelong conservative Republican, committed husband and father, and a decorated combat veteran. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Texas A&M University and an MS in Strategic Logistics Plans and Management from the Air War University.
Terry retired from the Army after serving over 30 years, where he was a highly regarded senior leader within the Department of the Army. He is well versed in major weapons systems development, as well as command and control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. As a Department of Defense Acquisition Executive, he managed research and development programs with multi-billion-dollar budgets and partnered in systems development with major corporations and universities.
Terry gained a reputation of exceeding performance expectations while delivering needed capability that was ahead of schedule and under budget. He has extensive experience in providing leadership, balancing budgets, and working with Congress, Homeland Defense, the State Department and foreign governments. Since retirement, he has leveraged that experience as an advocate for exceptional and talented small businesses, helping them break through bureaucracy to deliver technology to our warfighters.
Terry has been married to his wife, Shannon, for 21 years and together they have two sons, William (16) and Benjamin (14). They are members of First Baptist Church in Marble Falls where he serves on the Nomination Committee. He is also an Assistant Scout Master, and supports local education by speaking to students in the schools and serving on special projects.
As State Representative for House District 20, Terry serves on the Criminal Jurisprudence and Defense and Veterans Affairs committees, where he has focused on increasing our military readiness through improving the health, education, and criminal records of our young people across the state.