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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, MD is a sixth-generation Texan and lifelong conservative Republican. Since 2013, Dr. Schwertner has represented Senate District 5, an eleven-county region of central and east Texas that includes Bastrop, Brazos, Freestone, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, San Jacinto, Walker, and Williamson counties.

As Chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Business and Commerce and the Sunset Advisory Commission, Schwertner oversees a number of critical policy areas for the state of Texas, including electric utilities, insurance, banking, technology, and telecommunications. Schwertner also serves as a member of the Senate Committees on Finance, State Affairs, and on the Legislative Budget Board.

Throughout his time in the Texas Legislature, Schwertner has led the way on a number of important policy initiatives including authoring one of the strongest Constitutional Carry laws in the nation, reforming the state’s electrical grid, expanding access to mental health services, improving the state foster care system, strengthening landowner rights, cutting taxes for small businesses, protecting seniors from abuse, and fighting to lower tuition at public universities.

Schwertner and his wife Belinda (an obstetrician/gynecologist and Juris Doctor) reside in Georgetown. They have three adult sons: Carson, Zachary, and Matthew.

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  
Block 27, 501 S Austin Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78626

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