October 10, 2013

TEXAS CITY – Bob Senter officially announced today his candidacy for State Representative, District 23.  The district is currently represented by Craig Eiland who has decided to retire.

Senter is a partner/shareholder with Rust Ewing Insurance, the largest independent insurance agency in Galveston County.

“My candidacy is in response to the many local business, community, and political leaders who have pushed me to seek this office,” Senter said.  “I welcome this new opportunity to better serve our community.  Our area is a hugely important part of the Texas economy and I am honored to answer the call to represent this area in Austin.”

“House District 23 is a unique and diverse district; incorporating 2 ports, Fortune 100 companies, farming, a major tourism destination, 2 colleges and a university.  Being a partner in a small business, I understand the importance of small business and its challenges,” Senter continued.  “Our area faces some unique challenges, such as access to affordable insurance.  As a former chair of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas Windstorm Committee, I bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding on this issue to the table.”

“In addition to our coastal challenges, we must develop solutions for education reform, immigration and border security, property tax issues, and keeping Texas a great place to do business.  While there are many issues that we face, I believe we can find common sense solutions that benefit our area and establishes us a leader for all of Texas to follow,” Senter concluded.

Senter currently serves as Vice-President of Gulf Coast Big Brothers/Big Sisters, as well as being a Big Brother, Treasurer of Texas City ISD Foundation for the Future and Board Member of the Texas City Firefighters Pension Board.  He has also served as a board member of the Texas City – La Marque Chamber of Commerce.  A graduate of Baylor University, Bob and his wife Jenny are the proud parents of four children and one beautiful granddaughter.  They reside in Texas City and are members of First Baptist Church Texas City.


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