Tommy and his wife Janet are the proud parents of 3 children and have 1 grandchild. They live in Kilgore.
BBA, Texas Christian University, 1970
Attended, Kilgore College.
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.
Member, Junior Achievement of East Texas
Member, Rail Working Group, National Conference of State Legislators
Member, Turn Around Kilgore
Member, Turn Around Longview.
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
Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1996-present
Chairman/Director, Gregg County Appraisal Board, 1986-1993.
Member, First Baptist Church