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Click on the district numbers to see maps of the areas represented; click on More for details about the lawmakers, including phone and email information. Read about what Reps. Stucky and Simmons have to say about the 85th Legislative Session.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz 
In November 2012, Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. senator from Texas, succeeding Kay Bailey Hutchison. Before his election, Cruz was the Solicitor General of Texas, the state’s chief lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court. In private practice in Houston for five years, he wrote more than 80 Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the Supreme Court.

Cruz serves on the following committees: Commerce, Science and Transportation; Armed Services; Judiciary; Joint Economic; and Rules & Administration. More

U.S. Senator John Cornyn
With a background in several judiciary positions, Sen. John Cornyn was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002, succeeding Sen. Phil Gramm. In 2006, he was elected to the Republican Senate Leadership team as Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2014.

Cornyn serves on the following committees: Senate Finance and Senate Judiciary. Senator Cornyn serves as the Majority Whip, the second-highest ranking position in the Senate Republican Conference. More

U.S Rep. Sam Johnson, District 3
Before serving his country politically, Sam Johnson did so militarily: His 29 years in the U.S. Air Force included combat as a fighter pilot in the wars in Korea and Vietnam. He endured seven years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam—including 42 months in solitary confinement. Johnson was born in San Antonio and grew up in Dallas. He represents District 3, which covers much of CoServ’s territory in Collin County, including parts of Frisco, McKinney and Plano. He was elected to the Texas House in 1984. In a special election in 1991, he was elected to the U.S. House. He won a full term in 1992 and has been re-elected nine times.

Johnson holds a leadership role as a Deputy Whip. He is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, where he serves as the Chairman of Social Security Subcommittee and sits on the Health Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation. More


U.S Rep. John Ratcliffe, District 4
John Ratcliffe served as a federal law enforcement officer for a 33,000-square-mile area of North and East Texas—before assuming the position of U.S. Attorney for the eastern District of Texas for two years. After, he took a partnership with Ashcroft Sutton Ratcliffe Law Firm, where his focus included government investigations, regulatory compliance, corporate governance issues, white collar fraud, national security and cyber security.

He served as mayor of Heath from 2004 to 2012. As Representative of District 4, he serves on the House Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees and as the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Subcommittee Chairman. More.

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, District 12
Kay Granger was born in Greenville and has served in the U.S. Congress since 1997, when she made history by becoming the first Republican and woman elected to represent District 12. She was the mayor of Fort Worth from 1989 to 1995.

Granger serves on the House Appropriations Committee, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations.  She also serves on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and on the Subcommittee of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. More

U.S. Rep. William “Mac” Thornberry, District 13
Mac Thornberry was born in Clarendon, and his family has been ranching in the area since 1881. Thornberry is a Texas Tech graduate with a background in agriculture and law, and he represents the 13th District, which includes communities in the northwest portion of CoServ’s service territory.

He serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is Vice Chairman of the Armed Services Committee and also leads the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats.  Six months before 9/11, Thornberry introduced a bill to create a new Department of Homeland Security, which formed the basis of legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush 20 months later. More

U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant, District 24
Kenny Marchant was born in Bonham and grew up in Carrollton. After four years on the Carrollton City Council, he was elected mayor and served for two years before his election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1987. Marchant served in the Texas House until 2004, when he was elected to the U.S. Congress, where he represents the 24th District, which covers portions of CoServ’s service area to the south and west, including portions or all off Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, Grapevine, Hurst and Southlake.

He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Committee on Education and Workforce, as well as the subcommittees on Energy and Power, Oversight, and Select Revenue Measures. More

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, District 26
Michael Burgess represents the 26th District, which includes most of Denton County, Cooke County and parts of suburban Dallas and Fort Worth. In his first run for public office in 2002, he was elected to replace Rep. Dick Armey. Dr. Burgess, who was born in Minnesota and graduated from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) was an obstetrician in North Texas for 30 years.

He serves on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, is chairman of the Health subcommittee, and is a member of the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection and the Oversight and Investigations subcommittees.He is also a member of the Committee on Rules, the Helsinki Commission and the Republican Study Commission. Dr. Burgess currently serves as chair of the Congressional Flat Tax Caucus and co-chair of the Congressional Health Caucus. More


State. Sen. Van Taylor, District 8
Van Taylor begins his first term as State Senator for District 8 in 2015. Previously, as Representative of District 66, he served as the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on End of Life Issues as well as the Defense and Veterans’ Affairs and Human Services committees. He is a member of Independent Conservative Republicans of Texas, the Texas Conservative Coalition, and is also the Founding Member of the Freshman Second Amendment Caucus. Prior to his political career, Taylor led a Marine reconnaissance platoon while deployed in Iraq and obtained the rank of captain. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. More

State. Sen. Kelly Hancock, District 9
Kelly Hancock was elected to the Texas Senate in 2012, and he represents Senate District 9, which includes portions of Tarrant and Dallas counties. He served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives. He is vice chair of the Economic Development Committee and serves on the Administration, Business & Commerce, Jurisprudence and Transportation committees. A Baylor University graduate, Hancock owns Advanced Chemical Logistics, a family-founded firm based in Fort Worth that specializes in the distribution of chemicals. He lives in North Richland Hills with his wife and three children. More

State. Sen. Jane Nelson, District 12
Jane Nelson is a businesswoman and a former teacher who represents Senate District 12, encompassing parts of Denton and Tarrant counties. She was elected to the Senate after serving two terms on the State Board of Education. Nelson serves as Chairwoman of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee, and on the Committee of the Whole Senate. She also serves on the Finance, Nominations and Government Organization committees. She is the second-highest ranking Republican in the Senate. A University of North Texas graduate, she lives in Flower Mound with her husband. They have five adult children and five grandchildren. More 

State. Sen. Craig Estes, District 30
Craig Estes was elected to the State Senate in a 2001 special election and has been re-elected four times since. He represents District 30 and is chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security, as well as vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. He also is a member of the Finance, and Business and Commerce committees. Estes helped found the Bioenergy Policy Council, which works to expand research and development of domestically produced alternative fuels in order to promote economic growth and reduce dependence on foreign energy. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, Estes lives in Wichita Falls with his wife. They have three adult children and four grandchildren. More

State Rep. Justin Holland, District 33
Justin Holland begins his first term as representative of District 33, which covers Rockwall County and portions of Collin County. A sixth-generation Rockwall native, he served five years as a member of the Heath City Council. He is a member of several community organizations including the Rockwall Rotary Club, East Trinity Lodge #157 and the Rockwall County Helping Hands. Holland is co-owner of Regal Realtors, a family business which was named “Small Business Partner of the Year” in 2014-15 by the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce. Holland and his wife are raising two young girls. More

State Rep. Phil King, District 61
As state representative for the 61st District, Phil King represents constituents in Parker and Wise counties. He is a member of the Elections and Urban Affairs committees, and he also is vice chair of the Texas Legislative Tea Party Caucus. Before running for office, King was a Fort Worth police captain, a college professor and a justice of the peace. He is a practicing attorney in Weatherford who holds both a BA and MBA from Dallas Baptist University. More

State Rep. Larry Phillips, District 62
Larry Phillips represents District 62, which covers most of Grayson, Fannin and Delta counties, north and east of Denton. He is chairman of the House Transportation Committee and a member of the committees on Ethics, Redistricting, and Border & Intergovernmental Affairs. Born in Sherman, Phillips is a Baylor University graduate and practicing attorney. More

State Rep. Tan Parker, District 63
Tan Parker is serving his fifth term as representative of District 63, which stretches from Flower Mound, where he lives, to Fort Worth and also includes Argyle, Copper Canyon and Bartonville. He chaired the House Committee on Investments and Financial Services during the 84th Legislative Session. He also served on the Ways and Means and Redistricting committees. Parker owns Applied Business Strategies, a business consulting company. He has a BA from the University of Dallas and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics. More

State Rep. Lynn Stucky, District 64
Lynn Stucky represents District 64, which includes parts of Denton, Lewisville, Lake Dallas, Krum, Corinth, Shady Shores and Hickory Creek. A native of rural Kansas, Dr. Lynn Stucky is a graduate of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. In 1986, he bought into veterinary practices in both Denton and Sanger, and in 1997, opened the Animal Hospital on Milam Road where he still practices today. He served for 15 years on the Sanger ISD Board of Trustees and was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Sanger Chamber of Commerce in 2003 and 2007. Lynn and his wife have three grown childrenMore

Read about Rep. Stucky's priorities for 2017, how growth has affected his district and what community means to him.

State Rep. Ron Simmons, District 65
Ron Simmons serves as the representative of District 65, which includes portions of Lewisville, Carrollton and North Dallas. He is a member of the House Transportation Committee and serves as Vice Chairman of the House Business & Industry Committee. Simmons co-founded Retirement Advisors of America and trains professionals nationally and internationally on leadership topics. A member of the National Board of Directors for the Autism Society of America, he also serves as the Board Vice Chairman. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from Dallas Baptist University, which named him the Distinguished Alumnus of 2012. More

Read about Rep. Simmons' priorities for 2017, how growth has affected his district and what community means to him.

State Rep. Matt Shaheen, District 66
Before Matt Shaheen began his first term as representative of District 66, he served as Collin County Commissioner for Precinct 1, representing North Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Celina and Northwest McKinney. He served on the Texas Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department Advisory Committee. Previously, he served on the Council of Governments Criminal Justice Policy Committee and was a former Appointee of Governor Rick Perry to the State Board of Social Workers.

Shaheen also served as Chairman of the Plano Community Relations Committee and as a member of the Plano Transition and Revitalization Commission. Shaheen holds a Master’s degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College. He has more than 19 years as a Technology and Management Consulting executive, including 10 years at EDS. More.


State Rep. Jeff Leach, District 67 
Jeff Leach begins his first term as representative of District 67, which covers portions of Allen, Plano and Richardson. As a lifelong conservative, Leach is an advocate for tort reform and has worked with Texans for Lawsuit Reform to reduce frivolous lawsuits. He is also strongly committed to traditional conservative values, and vows to safeguard traditional marriage and protect the sanctity of every human life. Earning his undergraduate degree from Baylor University, he demonstrated his commitment to conservative values, serving President Bush in the White House Office of Political Affairs and at the Republican National Committee helping to elect Republicans across the country. Following graduation from Baylor, he went on to earn his law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas. More

State Rep. Drew Springer, District 68
Drew Springer is serving his first term as representative of District 68, which encompasses parts of 22 North Texas counties from his native Cooke county to deep in the Panhandle. As a lifelong conservative Republican, he believes in less government, spending cuts over tax increases and is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. He is supported by groups such as Texas Right to Life, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Young Conservatives of Texas and Concerned Women for America. More

State Rep. Scott Sanford, District 70
As the representative of District 70, Scott Sanford’s constituents reside in McKinney, Prosper and other areas of northern and eastern Collin County. Recently, he voted to move state funds from a centralized bureaucracy and closer to Texans. He is also co-author of House Bill 553 which is a bill related to firearms and the preservation of the Second Amendment. He earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Master’s of Taxation degrees at Baylor University, and maintains a CPA license in Texas. More

State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, District 89
Jodie Laubenberg is in her sixth term as the District 89 representative, serving residents in the northern and eastern areas of Collin County, including parts of Plano and Allen, and all of Fairview, Parker, Wylie, Murphy and Lucas. She serves on the Human Services and Public Health committees. A University of Texas graduate and former Parker City Council member, Laubenberg and her husband live in Allen and own a software company. More

State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, District 98
Giovanni Capriglione is a freshman representative elected to represent District 98 in November 2012. The district is mostly in Tarrant County and includes Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake and Keller. Capriglione, who lives in Southlake, received a BS in Physics from Santa Clara University and pursued his MBA there, as well. A small-business owner, he has also managed loan an equity portfolios at an investment firm. More

State Rep. Pat Fallon, District 106
Pat Fallon was mayor pro tem of Frisco when elected to District 106, which covers eastern and northern Denton County, including parts of Frisco and Prosper, as well as Little Elm, The Colony, Aubrey, Pilot Point and Sanger. Fallon graduated from Notre Dame, where he played varsity football under coach Lou Holtz and was a member of the 1988 national championship team. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Fallon is a business owner and real estate investor who lives in Frisco.He is a member of the Human Services and Technology committees. More 

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