Senator Charles Schwertner: District 5

Senator Charles Schwertner

Occupation: Orthopedic Surgeon
Education: B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin; M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Legislative Experience: House Member, 2011 - 2013; Senate Member, 2013 - present
Hometown: Georgetown
Party: Republican

Senator Charles Schwertner is a physician, family man, business owner, and a life-long conservative. In 2010, Schwertner was first elected to serve the people of House District 20 in the Texas House of Representatives. There, he quickly earned a reputation as a measured and effective legislator, working with his colleagues to pass one of the most conservative legislative agendas in Texas history. Dr. Schwertner was also tapped to serve on the House Public Health Committee, and the highly-influential House Appropriations Committee, where he served as a key voice on Medicaid and health care cost containment.

In 2012, Schwertner won the Republican Primary for the Texas Senate District 5 with nearly 75 percent of the vote. Senate District 5 is a ten-county region of Central and East Texas which includes Brazos, Freestone, Grimes, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Walker and Williamson Counties.

Charles comes from six generations of farming and ranching in Texas. In addition to his role in the Texas Legislature, Dr. Schwertner serves as the managing partner of Georgetown Orthopedics; a medical clinic that provides care to over 20,000 patients each year. He and his wife Belinda (an obstetrician/gynecologist), live in Georgetown with their three sons: Carson, Zachary, and Matthew.



Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 28, 2013
Fall 2013 Newsletter


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Press conference regarding SB 1, SB 7 and SB 8, relating to tax relief measures

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Press conference regarding SB 538, relating to the control of infectious diseases

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Texas Senate Passes House Bill 5

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Schwertner Files Legislation Protecting Texans from Potential "Double Taxation" Under Obamacare

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Schwertner Files Bill to Provide Mental Health First Aid Training for Texas Teachers

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Office Information

Capitol Address District Address: Bryan/College Station
The Honorable Charles Schwertner
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 463-0105
(512) 463-5713 (fax)
3000 Briarcrest Drive
Suite 202
Bryan, Texas 77802
(979) 776-0222
(979) 776-0220 (fax)
District Address  
501 S. Austin Avenue
Suite 1250
Georgetown, Texas 78626
(512) 863-8456
(512) 863-8436


84th Session Committee Membership


District Analysis: District 5

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