TX-05: Lance Gooden (R)
State Representative Lance Gooden has proudly served the citizens of Henderson and Kaufman Counties in the Texas Legislature for three legislative sessions. During his time in office, Rep. Gooden has been widely recognized as one of the most effective leaders in the Texas House for his ability to turn sound, conservative policy into law. During the 85th Legislative Session, he served on the House Committees on Insurance and on Public Education.
Rep. Gooden has deep roots in our district. He grew up in Terrell, was raised by parents who were life-long public school educators, and graduated from Terrell High School. After earning degrees from the University of Texas in Finance and Government, he went to work as an insurance broker for energy and energy-related companies, negotiating on their behalf in the insurance marketplace and helping to protect them from lawsuits and other business risks.
Lance and Alexa were married in Shreveport, Alexa’s hometown, in 2016. They’re proud to call Terrell home and worship at the Rockwall & Brin Church of Christ in Terrell. They welcomed their first child, a baby boy, in February 2018.
The biographical information above was sourced from the campaign website; see link above for more information.
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