Chamber members and community leaders will hear a “State of the State” at the Burleson Chamber’s upcoming Spring Quarterly Meeting. The Quarterly will take place on Thursday, April 21st. State Representative DeWayne Burns and Comptroller Glenn Hegar will present the State of the State address beginning at 11:30 a.m. at NorthPointe Church.
Members will hear a brief update for Texas State District 58 from our local State Representative DeWayne Burns, now serving his second term in the Texas House of Representatives. Glenn Hegar, Texas State Comptroller will discuss the health of Texas finances from a recent historic and a projections standpoint. Comptroller Hegar will discuss economic development statewide and the impact is has on the state and North Texas. Burleson Chamber members and community leaders will hear a firsthand report on the vitality and challenges facing the Texas economy.
Republican DeWayne Burns was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2014 and is currently serving his first term in office. Raised in southwest Johnson County, he grew up on a small farm near the Bosque County line and the Brazos River. A Cleburne native, Representative Burns began his career with a stint at the Texas Grain and Feed Association before being hired as a legislative analyst for State Representatives Arlene Wohlgemuth and Gary Walker during the 74th legislative session. Later, he moved to the Texas Department of Agriculture under then-Commissioner Rick Perry where he was ultimately promoted to Coordinator for Special Issues in the department’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division.
Glenn Hegar was elected as the 33rd Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in November 2014. Hegar is Texas’ chief financial officer — the state’s treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator. As CFO for the world’s 12th-largest economy, Hegar monitors Texas’ financial health to ensure it maintains strong fund balances. Upon taking office, he reorganized the Comptroller’s office for quicker and more effective decision-making, and reduced its size by eliminating some inefficient programs and transferring others that didn’t fit its core missions.
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