Tommy Merritt – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for Commissioner Of Agriculture, Texas

Republican Party of Texas
P.O. Box 2962Longview, TX 75606
(903) 238-9100
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.

Profession (professional 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.

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

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

BBA, Texas Christian University, 1970

Attended, Kilgore College.

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