Senator Paul Bettencourt: District 7

Senator Paul Bettencourt photo

Party: Republican

Paul Bettencourt is Chief Executive Officer of Bettencourt Tax Advisors, LLC; a TV and Radio personality; former Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector; and Senator, Texas State Senate, District 7 winning with 71.8% of the vote.

For ten years Paul was Harris County’s elected Tax Assessor-Collector and a knowledgeable presence as a conservative activist and radio and television personality. At the Tax Office, Paul introduced best business practices and developed a Customer Service driven organization, introducing the first major tax office Web Site that included the first On-Line Automotive Registration and Property Tax Payment System in Texas.

Since starting Bettencourt Tax Advisors, LLC in 2009, it has grown to 30 employees working to reduce property tax bills for their many customers.

Paul Bettencourt received “Taxpayer Advocate of the Year” award from Americans for Prosperity, the “Hero of Faith” award by the Houston Area Pastors Council, and the “Pioneer” award from the Harris County Republican Party. Paul has also held the offices of Republican Party of Texas Treasurer, Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Harris County Republican Party, National Republican Party Delegate from Texas in 2000, 2004, and 2008, and Presidential Elector in the 2012 Presidential Election.

Senator Bettencourt has been appointed by Chairwoman Nelson to serve on Senate Finance Committee budget writing workgroups on the critical Article II (health and human services) and Articles VI, VII, & VIII (natural resources, business & economic development and regulatory agencies). Ready to work on writing a sensible budget that directs the agencies to focus on their key mission, and that reflects the priorities of all Texans.


Press Room
[Press Archives: 2015]

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 24, 2015
City of Austin Lawsuit Challenging Taxpayer Protections is Judicial Activism

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 19, 2015
Senator Bettencourt Requests Hearing on Deceptive City of Houston Legal Practices
            (Attachment: Letter to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, PDF format)

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 5, 2015
Senator Bettencourt Commends Harris County Planned Parenthood Investigation

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 5, 2015
Surprising 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Overturns Texas Photo ID Law

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 18, 2015
Senator Bettencourt lauds Governor Abbott's Appointment of Donna Bahorich as State Board of Education Chair

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Office Information

Capitol Address District Address
The Honorable Paul Bettencourt
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 463-0107
11451 Katy Freeway, Suite 209
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 464-0282
(713) 461-0108 Fax

District Director: Wendi Lojo


84th Session Committee Membership


District Analysis: District 7

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