A Conversation with House Appropriations Committee Chairman John Zerwas

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
    Conversation begins at 8 a.m.
  • The Austin Club
    110 E. 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701
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  • Questions? Please email or call us at 512-716-8691.

Join us in person or online for a conversation with state Rep. John Zerwas, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Zerwas, R-Richmond, has represented House District 28 since 2007. He was named chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for the 85th Legislature. Previously, he served as president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and as chief medical officer for the Memorial Hermann Hospital System. Additionally, Zerwas has worked as a physician for more than 30 years.


The Texas Tribune's Conversation Series features in-depth discussions with prominent elected officials and newsmakers moderated by CEO Evan Smith and other expert journalists from The Texas Tribune. Each free event at the historic Austin Club in downtown Austin features coffee, networking and audience question-and-answer time. You can also watch the event on our livestream if you are unable to attend in person.

This event is supported by the Texas Association of School Business Officials, the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers, CenterPoint Energy, the Texas Business Leadership Council, AARP, the Texas Association of Community Colleges, the Texas Hospitals Association, Lone Star College and Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance. The Conversation Series is presented by AT&T, BP, PepsiCo, Walmart, Southwest Airlines – the official airline of Texas Tribune Events – and 85th Legislative Session sponsor, The University of Texas at Arlington. Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members.

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