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Representative Leo Berman

Biographical Information
  • Elected to Texas House of Representatives, representing Smith County, District 6 (1998)
  • Member, House Committee on Higher Education and House Committee on County Affairs
  • Chairman, House Committee on Elections (2007-2009)
  • Texas Representative to the Energy Council (2008), appointed by Speaker Tom Craddick
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Texas Veterans Coalition
  • Member, Texas Conservative Coalition
  • Retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (22 years service) - awarded 3 Bronze Star Medals, 9 Air Medals, and other decorations; promoted to colonel in Texas State Guard (2009)
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Civil Air Patrol
  • Public Affairs Executive, Sun Exploration and Production Company (retired)
  • City Council Member and Mayor Pro-Tem, Arlington, Texas (1979-85)
  • Appointed by Governor William Clements to chair the Texas Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, also appointed to the Texas National Guard Armory Board
  • BA, Political Science with honors, Southern Methodist University (1969)
  • Life Member, Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce
  • Emeritus Board Member, Association for Retarded Citizens of Tyler/Smith County
  • Executive Board Member, East Texas Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Board Member, Bethesda Health Clinic, Tyler, Texas
  • Board Member, East Texas Meals on Wheels
  • Advisory Committee Member, Doctorate in Occupational Medicine Program, UTHSC-Tyler
  • Capitol Inside 2005 (Austin political newsletter), 100% conservative voting record
  • Heritage Alliance Top Ten Award, representing top 10% most conservative legislators
  • "Friend of the Taxpayer Award" from Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy
  • Christian Coalition legislative rating - 100%
  • Young Conservatives of Texas legislative rating - 100%
  • Texas Right to Life legislative rating - 100%
  • "Fighter for Free Enterprise" award from Texas Association of Business
  • "Taxpayer Advocate" award from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility
  • Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas Award (2008)
  • National Rifle Association and Texas State Rifle Association A+ Ratings and Life Member of each
  • U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • Active Lay Member, Christ Episcopal Church, Tyler, Texas
  • Spouse, Dr. Lou Ann Berman; five children; seven grandchildren; three great-grandsons

last updated on 03/23/2009

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