The 85th Legislative Session -- The Inside Scoop
Get an insider's perspective on the 85th Texas Legislative Session from Austin's state senator, Kirk Watson.
Senator Watson will recap the sessions highlights and answer questions about what to expect from him in the next Legislative Session in 2019.
About our speaker
Kirk Watson is State Senator for District 14. He is a lawyer and former Austin Mayor. In addition, he is former Chair of both the Texas Advisory Board for Environmental Defense and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Senator Watson served as chairman of the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus beginning in 2011 and continued in that position through the 2015 legislative session. He serves on the Senate committees overseeing Finance, Health and Human Services, Higher Education and Nominations. He is also a member of the Sunset Advisory Commission and the Select Committee on Government Facilities. Senator Watson is a past chair of CAMPO, the primary transportation planning agency for Central Texas.
In 2011 and 2013, Texas Monthly magazine recognized him as honorable mention in its coverage of the state's best legislators. In 2009, he was on the magazine’s "10 Best" list, and was named its legislative “Rookie of the Year” in 2007.
Attention, members: On October 25, 2017, the current MBC Board will present a slate of candidates for the next Board term. Nominations will also be taken from the floor. Voting also will take place on October 25. If you have questions, contact BJ Bludau, current Board President, or Garland Cole, Nominations Committee Chair.
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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