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On-Air Line Up for Friday, September 30, 2011

U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert Texas Representative Wayne Christian

Today's Topics:

  • U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert
  • Texas Representative Wayne Christian

 


 

Guest Bio: Friday, September 30, 2011
 

 

Louie Gohmert U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert: Serving his fourth term in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert was first sworn in January 4, 2005. He proudly represents the First District of Texas which encompasses over 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles down the state's eastern border.
 
During these trying economic times, Rep. Gohmert is developing innovative solutions to jumpstart our economy and offering practical alternatives to the government's bailout frenzy. His “Federal Income Tax Holiday” gained widespread national support from the grassroots level to national leaders, allowing taxpayers to decide how best to spend their hard-earned money. Louie has repeatedly called for an end to the socialization of our economy and decried the notion that Washington Bureaucrats know better than American taxpayers.
 
Louie serves on numerous House committees and subcommittees. He was recently named Vice Chair of the Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security due to his extensive knowledge stemming from years in the court room.
 
Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. During his tenure on the bench, he gained national and international attention for some of his innovative rulings. He was later appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.
 
Louie received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and later graduated from Baylor School of Law. He is also a veteran having served his country as Captain in the U.S. Army.
 
Today, he and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of three daughters. Their family attends Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, where Louie has served as a deacon and still teaches Sunday school. 

 

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Wayne Christian

In 2009, Wayne Christian returned for his sixth session in the Texas House of Representatives serving District 9 of East Texas, which includes Jasper, Nacogdoches, Sabine, Shelby and San Augustine counties. Speaker Straus appointed him to the House Business & Industry Committee and as Vice Chairman of Criminal Jurisprudence. During the 81st Legislative session, Wayne will continue to provide leadership as President of the Texas Conservative Coalition.


In July 2008, Wayne received recognition as "Legislator of the Year" by his peers at the 35th Annual Meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This award goes to state legislators who are ALEC members in good standing and have distinguished themselves by advancing, introducing and/or enacting policies based on the conservative Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism and individual liberty.


Recognized as a consistent conservative voter and advocate during his five terms, Rep. Christian has been praised by many groups for demonstrating a strong commitment to responsible government spending, protection of free markets, and promotion of family and faith-favored legislation. In 2007, Texas Eagle Forum acknowledged him as one of the sixteen most conservative legislators and he was given a 100% conservative voting record by Capitol Insider. Texans for Fiscal Responsibility also named him a Taxpayer Hero, a distinction that only 15 of 181 legislators earned in 2007. Additionally, other groups such as the Heritage Alliance and the Texas Association of Business have identified his constant support of conservative values and Texas business owners.


A life-time East Texan, Rep. Christian is an investment advisor by trade and holds a BBA from Stephen F. Austin State University.

 

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