Senator Jeff Wentworth is a San Antonio-based attorney admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Texas.
A fourth-generation Texan, he was first elected represent SD-25 in 1992 after serving nearly five years in the Texas House. He is chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Open Government and serves on the Select Committee on Redistricting; Higher Education; Administration; Transportation and Homeland Security; and Intergovernmental Relations. Previously he has served chairman of the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Natural Resources Foundation of Texas, the board of trustees of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and is a current member of the National Executive Committee of the Council of State Governments and chairman of the 16-state Southern Legislative Conference.
He has previously served as President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate was inaugurated as Governor of Texas for a Day on November 20, 2004.
Wentworth served one year as a university system regent, six years as a county commissioner, two years as a city attorney, three years as a U.S. Congressional assistant, and three years as a United States Army counterintelligence officer.
Wentworth graduated from Alamo Heights High School, Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University School of Law. He has served as national president of the American Bar Association Law Student Division and in 2000, was named the Distinguished Alumnus by the Texas Tech University School of Law.
He is married to Karla Wentworth, a licensed professional interior designer. They have two sons, Jason, 27, and Matthew, 21.