Rep. Gary VanDeaver to seek re-election to the Texas House; earns endorsement from Gov. Greg Abbott
NEW BOSTON, TEXAS—State Rep. Gary VanDeaver will seek re-election to the Texas House for District 1, which includes Bowie, Lamar, Franklin, and Red River counties. Since taking office in 2015, VanDeaver has served on the Appropriations Committee as a state budget writer and the Public Education Committee, where he worked to pass historic school finance reform into law.
VanDeaver’s re-election announcement was joined with an endorsement from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. “I am proud to endorse Rep. Gary VanDeaver for re-election. Gary is a strong conservative leader who worked to rein in your property taxes and improve education for Texas students,” said Gov. Abbott.
“I am proud to have the support of Gov. Abbott as I announce my campaign for re-election. Representing my northeast Texas home in the Texas House is an honor and a privilege. I’m running for re-election to build on our accomplishments and continue fighting to keep our local communities, public schools, and to strengthen our region’s economy so that future generations can live, raise a family, and prosper here,” said Rep. VanDeaver.
“Together, we have achieved great things, but there is more work to do. I am eager to keep up the fight for our Northeast Texas home,” said Rep. VanDeaver.
Dr. Gary VanDeaver is a retired school superintendent and serving his third term in the Texas House. He resides in New Boston with his wife of 34 years, Pam. They are members of the First Baptist Church, where Gary serves as a Deacon. The VanDeavers are proud parents to two daughters and even prouder grandparents to two granddaughters.