Lunch & Learn September 2017September 1, 2017
SILVER FOX ADVISORS PRESENT "TEXAS POLITICS"
HOUSTON, TX (Aug. 23, 2017) - Silver Fox Advisors announced their September Lunch & Learn Program, scheduled for Thursday September 28, 2017, will feature Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt. First elected to the Senate in 2014, Paul Bettencourt represents Senate District 7, which includes portions of Harris County. He previously served ten years 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 online property tax payment system and the first county tax office website with online automotive registration in Texas. (His motto was “Get on-line, not in-line.”).
In his first legislative session, Senator Bettencourt served as the chief Senate sponsor on 25 bills that the Legislature approved, including his amendment to SB 1760 that requires a 60% supermajority within a taxing jurisdiction to increase property taxes and has already prevented Dallas ISD from imposing a $100 million tax increase on its taxpayers. Senator Bettencourt also led the passage of the Andrea Sloan “Right to Try” bill, which allows terminally ill Texas patients access to drugs still in the FDA approval pipeline, and SB 1004, which expanded dual credit opportunities in Harris County.
Numerous organizations have acknowledged Senator Bettencourt for his conservative solutions. His work earned him the distinction of “Most Valuable Freshman” by Capitol Inside, "Outstanding Texas Legislator" by Vision America, and being called an “architect of tax relief” by Governor Greg Abbott. His leadership in office and the community also earned him additional awards such as the “Taxpayer Advocate of the Year” award from Americans for Prosperity, the “Hero of Faith” award from the Houston Area Pastors’ Council, and a “Pioneer” award from the Harris County Republican Party.
Senator Bettencourt also serves on the Senate Finance, Education, and Higher Education committees, and is the Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee. Most recently, he was appointed to the Joint Select Committee to Determine a Sufficient Balance of the Economic Stabilization Fund and unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as the Chair of the Texas Senate Republican Caucus.
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Senator Bettencourt is the CEO of Bettencourt Tax Advisors, LLC, a tax consulting company in Houston that has grown to more than three dozen employees. He is also a radio and television personality.
The senator and his wife Susan are active members of Saint John Vianney Catholic Church, where Paul is a fourth degree Knight of Columbus
Silver Fox Advisors’ President Hendee stated, “Coming off the Regular Session and a Special Session Senator Bettencourt will have plenty to report on and share with us. Whatever your politic position you will be sure you attend this very informative and entertaining program”.
The Silver Fox Advisors’ Lunch and Learn events are held at the Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77024. To learn more about the Silver Fox Advisors’ Lunch and Learn Sessions and to register for this Thursday September 28, 2017 event, visit our Website at (www.silverfox.org). Seating is limited, and due to the special nature of this very informative session will fill up fast, so make your reservation today. Tables of eight are available for $280. Lunch will be served at 11:20 a.m., and the Program will begin at 11:50 a.m. sharp.
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