‘New’ legislators to speak in Rockdale Friday

Schwertner, Farney sponsored by MDD

Two newly-elected Texas legislators— one newcomer for Rockdale and one who has represented Milam County for the past two years—will speak in a Friday luncheon session at the Patterson Center.

State Senator-Elect Dr. Charles Schwertner and State Representative Elect Dr. Marsha Farney, both Republicans, will speak in an 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “networking” legislative luncheon sponsored through the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD).

Tom Manskey, MDD executive director, said interested persons, especially those in the business community, are invited to “find out how the upcoming 83rd Legislature may affect your business.”

Lunch is priced at $9 per plate. Those planning to attend must RSVP to the MDD by noon Thursday at 446-2111 or

S CHWERTNER— D r . Schwertner has represented District 20 (Milam and part of Williamson County) in the Texas House of Representatives, since January, 2011.

He was elected to the position in 2010, replacing Dan Gattis. Last month he was elected state senator in District 5, replacing Steve Odgen.

Dr. Schwertner, a Georgetown orthopedic surgeon, also practices at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.

FARNEY—Dr. Farney, also a Georgetown resident, was elected last month to the District 20 position being vacated by Dr. Schwertner. She moves up from the District 10 seat on the State Board of Education, to which she was elected in 2010.

Dr. Farney’s background is in education. She was a teacher, counselor and was an adjunct professor at Texas A&M-Commerce. Also a small business person, she and husband Bryan own the Howard Theatre in Taylor.

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