|Full Name||Mike Lang|
|Occupation||Retired peace officer|
Mike Lang was elected in 2016 as State Representative for House District 60. His district includes eight counties in the Big Country comprised of Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Eastland, Hood, Palo Pinto, Shackelford and Stephens.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University, Rep. Lang served as a SWAT team member and later served as a member of the surveillance team in the Fort Worth police department for 28 years. During his service, Mike earned numerous awards, including the Congressman’s Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart National Law Enforcement Citation. With his extensive service as a law enforcement officer, Rep. Lang understands that in order to be an effective leader, you must be a servant of the people.
During the 85th regular session, Rep. Lang was appointed to House Committees on Criminal Jurisprudence and Special Purpose Districts. The former debated issues pertaining to criminal laws and procedures, while the latter discussed topics regarding the creation and modifications of any special purpose districts, from municipal management districts to water authorities across Texas.
Along with Representative Lang's committee appointments, the Representative took part in the House Energy Caucus, the Freedom Caucus, the Texas Veterans Caucus, the Agricultural Caucus, the Aerospace Caucus, the General Aviation Caucus, and the Texas Conservative Coalition. Representative Lang is also an integral player in the Rural Caucus, serving as a Vice Chair, and has been named a "Pro-Life Champion" by Texas Right to Life.
Mike is a strong advocate for defending our freedoms and liberties, both on the state and national level. He has become a large part of the conservative movement in Texas and has raised awareness of the problems that our state is facing due to the lack of conservative policy in the Texas House. Mike's top priority is to uphold the values that are so dear to the people of District 60 and fight valiantly for them, both inside and outside of the Capitol.
Mike currently resides in Granbury with his wife, Katie, where they are active members of Stonewater Church. They have one son, Ryan, who lives and works in the Fort Worth area. In his spare time, Mike enjoys traveling the district and engaging with his constituents as well as the occasional round of golf.
Information in this bio provided by Rep. Lang's office
Last updated: Aug. 2, 2017