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Everything You Need to Know About David Dewhurst


David Dewhurst is the current Lieutenant Governor of the Texas (President of the Texas Senate).  Born in Houston, Texas in 1945, Dewhurst was an officer in the United States Air Force, worked for the CIA and the U.S. State Department, and was also a rancher and a successful businessman. He created Falcon Seabord, an energy and investment company.  His net worth is estimated at $200 million, making him one of the wealthiest politicians in Texas.

Politics and History

Throughout his career, Dewhurst has remained a fiscally conservative Republican.  He champions quality education and a balanced budget.  After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 Dewhurst headed the Texas Homeland Security Task Force. According to his personal website, daviddewhurst.com, “David is the true embodiement of a Reagan Republican.”

StateImpact Texas Intern David Barer researched and reported this article.

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