General meeting, November 13, 2023
Mark your calendar to hear Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt on November 13, as he updates us on what is going on
in Harris County and in Austin. Senator Bettencourt specifically represents Senate District 7 located in Harris
County and includes Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, parts of Houston, Hunters Creek Village, Jersey Village,
Piney Point Village, Spring, and Tomball. He is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government and serves
on the Senate Finance, Education, and Criminal Justice committees.
First elected to the Senate in 2014, Senator Bettencourt previously served 10 years, from 1998 – 2008, as the Harris
County Tax Assessor-Collector, where he introduced “Smart Government” at the Harris County Tax Office and
developed a customer service-driven organization. His team created the first major county online property tax
payment system and the first county tax office website with online vehicle registration in Texas.
A champion for conservative solutions to Texas’ challenges, Senator Bettencourt has built a strong reputation at the
Capitol advocating for taxpayers. In previous legislative sessions he worked tirelessly to pass conservative budgets,
enact a supermajority requirement within a taxing jurisdiction to raise taxes, as well as author SB 7 which sought to
stamp out the growing plague of inappropriate student-educator relationships. You will not want to miss this