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Senator Charles Schwertner: District 5
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Charles Schwertner

Occupation: Orthopedic Surgeon

Education: B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin; M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Legislative Experience: House Member, 2011 - 2013; Senate Member: 2013 - present

Hometown: Georgetown

Party: Republican

Senator Charles Schwertner is a physician, family man, business owner, and a life-long fiscal and social conservative. In 2010, Schwertner was first elected to serve the people of House District 20 as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. There, he quickly earned a reputation as a measured and effective legislator, working with his colleagues to pass one of the most conservative legislative agendas in Texas history.

In 2012, Schwertner won the Republican Primary for the Texas Senate (District 5) with nearly 75 percent of the vote. Senate District 5 is a ten-county region of Central and East Texas that includes Brazos, Freestone, Grimes, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Walker and Williamson Counties.

Throughout his time in the Texas Senate, Senator Schwertner has fought for the families in his district by supporting retired teachers, working to make higher education more affordable, and protecting children from abuse and neglect by reforming the Department of Family and Protective Services. Schwertner also worked to reform the energy industry, including the PUC and ERCOT boards following Winter Storm Uri. Schwertner has also worked to protect our seniors by authoring legislation to improve nursing homes and punish bad actors in the industry. In the Senate, Dr. Schwertner serves as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce and the Special Committee on Constitutional Issues, as well as serving on the Senate Committees on Education, Finance, and State Affairs.

For his leadership in the Texas Legislature, Senator Schwertner has been named a "Taxpayer Advocate" by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business, a "Courageous Conservative" by the Texas Conservative Coalition, a "Lone Star Conservative Leader" by the Texas Conservative Roundtable, and "Senate Freshman of the Year" by Texas Monthly magazine. Additionally, Senator Schwertner has been named a CASA Champion for Texas Children, YMCA Champion, and Legislator of the Year by the Texas Assisted Living Association.

Charles comes from a prominent farming and ranching family that has called Texas home for six generations. In addition to his role in the Texas Legislature, Dr. Schwertner also works as a practicing orthopedic surgeon, treating thousands of patients each year. He and his wife Belinda (an obstetrician/gynecologist and current law student) reside in Georgetown. They have three sons: Carson, Zachary, and Matthew, who are all in college.

Office Information

Capitol Address District Address
The Honorable Charles Schwertner
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711

(512) 463-0105 (TEL)
3000 Briarcrest Drive
Suite 202
Bryan, TX 77802

(979) 776-0222 (TEL)
(979) 776-0220 (FAX)
District Address  
117 W. 7th Street, Suite 5
Georgetown, TX 78626

(512) 863-8456 (TEL)
(512) 863-8436 (FAX)