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Biographical Profile for Tommy Merritt
Previous Candidate for Commissioner Of Agriculture, Texas
Age: 67
Party: Republican Party of Texas
Phone: (903) 238-9100
Address: P.O. Box 2962
Longview, TX 75606
Tommy Merritt's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
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Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Tommy and his wife Janet are the proud parents of 3 children and have 1 grandchild. They live in Kilgore.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
BBA, Texas Christian University, 1970
Attended, Kilgore College.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Founder, Gregg Industrial Insulators, 1976-present
Postal Inspector, United States Postal Service, 1971-1974
In addition to being a working farmer and rancher, Merritt created hundreds of jobs as a small business owner.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Member, Junior Achievement of East Texas
Member, Rail Working Group, National Conference of State Legislators
Member, Turn Around Kilgore
Member, Turn Around Longview.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, 1996-present
Member, Bush-Cheney Presidential Transition Energy Advisory Team, 2000
Sabine River Authority, 1990-1995.

Border and International Affairs, Member
Defense Affairs and State/Federal Relations, Member
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1996-present
Chairman/Director, Gregg County Appraisal Board, 1986-1993.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Member, First Baptist Church
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
no response
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