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Sen. Brian Birdwell

Texas State Senate
District 22
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell is a native Texan, decorated military veteran, survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, husband, father and lifelong conservative Republican proudly representing the citizens of Texas State Senate District 22.

A native of Fort Worth and a graduate of Lamar University, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Birdwell served in the Army for more than twenty years. He was first elected to the Texas Senate in a June 2010 special election and was subsequently re-elected in November 2010 and again in November of 2012.

Currently, Brian serves as Vice-chairman of the Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Committee and is a member of the Senate Finance, Higher Education, Economic Development and Government Organization committees. He is also serving a 2011-2015 term on the Sunset Advisory Commission and is a member of five additional legislative subcommittees. In 2013, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz appointed Brian to his U.S. Service Academy Nominations Board, and in 2014, Senator Cruz named him Chairman of the 22-member board.

Brian and his wife of 27 years, Mel, reside in Granbury, where they attend Lakeside Baptist Church and operate Face the Fire Ministries, a non-profit assisting and encouraging critical burn survivors and wounded servicemen and women. The Birdwells they have one son, Matt, who is a recent graduate of Texas Tech University.