Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is the presiding officer of the Texas Senate. He was elected land commissioner in 1998 and won the lieutenant governor's race four years later. He was re-elected in 2006 and 2010, and he recently told reporters he plans to seek re-election again in 2014.
Dewhurst began his business career in the 1970s after serving in the U.S. Air Force, the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. State Department. He founded Falcon Seaboard, a Texas-based diversified energy and investments company. Dewhurst is also a rancher and a champion cutting horse rider. He was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2009.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Several times a month, The Texas Tribune hosts a series of conversations featuring prominent elected officials and other newsmakers at the historic Austin Club in downtown Austin. These in-depth discussions are moderated by the Tribune's CEO and editor-in-chief, Evan Smith. Coffee is served before the conversation begins, allowing time for our attendees to mingle. A question-and-answer session afterward offers a chance for the audience to interact with our honored guest.
This series of conversations is generously sponsored by AT&T, BP, Raise Your Hand Texas, Christus Health, My Plates and the Texas Coalition of Dental Service Organizations, and it is supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Special thanks to our promotional sponsor, Deborah Ingersoll of Legislative Solutions.