A Conversation With Sen. Charles Schwertner and Reps. John Raney and Kyle Kacal

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Conversation begins at Noon.
  • Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center
    275 Joe Routt Blvd., College Station, TX 77843 (map)
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Join us for a light lunch and a discussion about the 83rd legislative session with state Sen. Charles Schwertner and state Reps. John Raney and Kyle Kacal at Texas A&M University in College Station. 

Schwertner, R-Georgetown, represents Senate District 5, which serves 10 Central Texas counties including Brazos and Williamson counties. Schwertner is a managing partner and practicing physician at Georgetown Orthopedics. He has a pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Before joining the Senate, Schwertner represented House District 20 for one term.

Raney, R-Bryan, serves as vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Articles VI, VII and VIII and is a member of the House Appropriations, Higher Education and House Administration committees. Raney is a 36-year member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses and has served for several years on its Texas Leadership Council. He graduated from Texas A&M University.

Kacal, R-College Station, is a member of the Agriculture and Livestock and Environmental Regulation committees. Kacal lives and works on his 2,400-acre ranch in Brazos County, where he serves on various business and community boards, including those of the Texas AgriLife Beef Extension, the Brazos Valley Farm Bureau and the Allen Academy. He attended Texas A&M University and Texas Christian University.

This event will be held in the Robert M. Gates Student Ballroom (Room 2400) of the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University in College Station (map). It is free and open to the public, and a complimentary lunch will be served.


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