June 26, 2019
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SENATOR BRIAN BIRDWELL ANNOUNCES FOR RE-ELECTION
Decorated Veteran, 9/11 Survivor, Effective Senate Leader Asks Voters for Continued Support in Representing Conservative Principles and Fighting for Texas
GRANBURY, TX— Highlighting a legacy of effective, principled conservative leadership in the Texas Senate – and the importance of preserving a strong and prosperous Texas for future generations – State Senator Brian Birdwell announced today his campaign for re-election in 2020.
In his five legislative sessions since being elected in 2010, Birdwell has remained true to the conservative principles upon which he first campaigned. He has forged a reputation as a respected leader in the fight for the sanctity of life, limited government, individual liberties, low taxes, and economic policies which have led to record jobs, growth, and unparalleled opportunity for Texas citizens.
“From my first term as your state senator, I have worked diligently to preserve religious liberty, improve government transparency, defend Second Amendment rights, advance border security, and support responsible fiscal stewardship. I am excited about the opportunity to continue my efforts so Texas remains a national model and withstands attacks from those wishing to undermine our conservative governing model. With so much at stake in the 2020 elections, we must ensure that future generations of Texans continue to benefit from the freedom and liberties we enjoy today.”
Birdwell’s announcement follows another successful legislative session representing the citizens of Senate District 22 and promoting conservative policy. Following the 2017 legislative session, Senator Birdwell began a rigorous and successful interim of cutting waste and improving efficiency of state government agencies as the Chairman of the Sunset Advisory Commission. Also, during the interim in March of 2018, Senator Birdwell was appointed by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to serve as chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development, a committee he still leads as chairman. In addition to these chairmanships, Senator Birdwell continued to serve as a member of the Senate Finance Committee and Committee on State Affairs, overall chairing or serving on four of the most rigorous committees in the Texas Senate.
In the most recent session, Birdwell worked with his colleagues in passing the Texas Born Alive Infant Protection Act; passing property tax relief for homeowners and businesses; promoting taxpayer transparency by giving voters control over property tax growth each year; passing a conservative, efficient budget that funds the essential functions of the state; passing a state income tax ban; closing a loophole to ensure taxpayer dollars do not fund abortion; shoring up the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) Pension Trust Fund so we honor our commitment to our teachers; and passing numerous laws strengthening the right to keep and bear arms.
Birdwell is also proud to have been the legislative leader on a number of key issues, including passing the Taxpayer’s Right to Know Act to increase bond transparency at the ballot box; legislation eliminating forced annexation by cities without consent from property owners; legislation protecting the state’s decision-making over emissions reduction planning; legislation creating important reforms at the Texas Ethics Commission to protect citizens engaged in political activity from facing frivolous accusations; legislation creating reforms for appraisal districts that will help citizens have a more active role in helping keep their appraisals fair; and a host of locally-focused bills addressing constituent needs throughout Senate District 22.
“For many years, it was an honor to serve my country when wearing the uniform of the greatest nation in history. Over the past decade, I’ve been given the privilege of serving the citizens of Senate District 22 and representing their values and interests in the Texas State Capitol,” Birdwell stated. “I will be honored if those same men and women grant me the opportunity to again represent them for another term to advance our shared principles in the Texas Senate.”