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Brian Birdwell Brian Birdwell
Full Name: Brian Douglas Birdwell

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Jan 10, 2017 - Jan 12, 2021 85th   Republican Granbury / Hood   Bosque, Ellis, Falls, Hill, Hood, Johnson, McLennan, Navarro, Somervell, Tarrant
S 22 Jan 8, 2013 - Jan 10, 2017 84th   83rd (1)   Republican Granbury / Hood   Bosque, Ellis, Falls, Hill, Hood, Johnson, McLennan, Navarro, Somervell, Tarrant
S 22 Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd (2)   Republican Granbury / Hood   Bosque, Coryell, Ellis, Falls, Hill, Hood, Johnson, McLennan, Navarro, Somervell
S 22 Jul 2, 2010 - Jan 11, 2011 81st (3) (4) (5)   Republican Granbury / Hood   Bosque, Coryell, Ellis, Falls, Hill, Hood, Johnson, McLennan, Navarro, Somervell
(1) 83rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/23/2013, SR 36, pp. 81-82. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 2012 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(3) Averitt resignation letter dated 3/17/2010, effective 3/17/2010; Proclamations, 3/17/2010 and 5/19/2010, Ordering special election on 5/8/2010 and runoff on 6/22/2010 in Senate District 22 to serve unexpired term of Kip Averitt. Governor Rick Perry.
(4) Brian Birdwell, in special election 5/8/2010, runoff 6/22/2010, sworn 7/2/2010, succeeded unexpired term of Kip Averitt, resigned effective 3/17/2010. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-Current.
(5) Oath of office date, 7/2/2010. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas Senate.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 82nd Legislative Session, 2011.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 83rd Legislative Session, 2013.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 84th Legislature, 2015.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army. Biographical sketch, Current Senators with Military Service, 85th Legislature: "As the Distinguished Military Graduate of the Lamar Army ROTC program in 1984, Brian was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army and served in numerous training deployments and two operational deployments. In 1990, he deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Exceptional Meritorious Achievement. In 1998, he deployed to Central America as the Joint Operations Officer for Joint Task Force Aguila to execute humanitarian relief operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. In 2001, Brian was serving on the Department of the Army staff at the Pentagon as the military aide to the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management." Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate.
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired). Texas Senators, 84th Legislature, 2015.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Brian Birdwell, 82nd Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 81st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 82nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 83rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 84th session composite photo of Senate members(Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    85th R.S. - 2017
    Criminal Justice  
    Election Security, Select  
    Finance  
    Judicial Salaries  
    Nominations (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    84th R.S. - 2015
    Determine a Sufficient Balance of the Economic Stabilization Fund, Select  
    Finance  
    Health and Human Services Transition, Legislative Oversight  
    Natural Resources and Economic Development  
    Nominations (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting, and Assessment, Select (Chair) 
    Study Border Security (Co-Chair) 
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Subcommittee on Border Security (Chair) 
    83rd R.S. - 2013
    Determine a Sufficient Balance of the Economic Stabilization Fund, Select  
    Economic Development  
    Finance  
    Government Organization  
    Higher Education  
    Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency, Select Oversight  
    Study Education Policy for a Skilled Workforce  
    Study Human Trafficking, Joint Interim  
    Study Recruitment of Firearms and Ammunition Manufacturers, Joint Interim  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations (Vice Chair) 
    82nd R.S. - 2011
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development  
    Government Organization  
    Higher Education (Vice Chair) 
    Human Trafficking, Interim  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations (Vice Chair) 
    81st R.S. - 2009
    Economic Development  
    Government Organization  
    Higher Education  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations  
    Veteran Health, Select  
     

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