A Conversation with Rep. Jim Pitts and Sen. Tommy Williams

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
    Conversation begins at 8 a.m.
  • The Austin Club
    110 E. Ninth St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Questions? Please email or call us at 512-716-8691.

The Texas Tribune invites you to join us for coffee and conversation with state Rep. Jim Pitts and state Sen. Tommy Williams.

Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, has represented HD-10 since 1993 and has served as the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. He has also served on the State Sovereignty, Oversight of Higher Ed Governance, Excellence & Transparency committees. A Dallas native, Pitts is a lawyer who practiced in Waxahachie for more than 20 years. He also owns the Ellis County Abstract and Title Company, is a director of Citizens National Bank in Waxahachie and the Sims Library.

Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, served as the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He was first elected to represent SD-4 in 2002 after three terms in the Texas House. Williams has also served as a member of the State Affairs Committee, the International Relations & Trade Committee, and the Senate's Select Committee on Redistricting. After graduating from Texas A & M with a BBA in Accounting, and he is the President of Woodforest Financial Services, an affiliate of Woodforest National Bank.


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, the Texas Coalition of Dental Service Organizations and 83rd legislative session sponsor My Plates. Special thanks to our promotional sponsor, Deborah Ingersoll of Legislative Solutions. Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members.

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Disclosure: though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite our events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.