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Saturday, September 23 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
A Different Kind of Service

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How time in the military prepares you to run for office — and how it shapes your thinking about national security, veterans affairs and other issues in play

Supported by Lockheed Martin and Oldcastle Materials

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Chris Tomlinson (mod.)

Business Columnist for the Houston Chronicle
Tomlinson has written commentary on business, energy and economics for the Houston Chronicle since 2014. Previously, he spent 20 years with The Associated Press reporting on politics, conflicts and economics from more than 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Tomlinson... Read More →

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César Blanco

State Representative
Blanco, D-El Paso, has represented House District 76 since 2015. He serves as vice chairman of the House Defense & Veterans’ Affairs committee and sits on the Land & Resource Management Committee. He also serves on the Transportation Policy Board of the El Paso Metropolitan Planning... Read More →
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George P. Bush

Texas Land Commissioner
Bush was elected Texas land commissioner in 2014. He is also chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board, where he oversees the administration of veterans benefits and housing loans. Previously, Bush served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, co-founded an investment firm focused... Read More →
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MJ Hegar

Retired Air Force Officer and Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative
Hegar is a retired Air Force officer and recipient of the Purple Heart. In 2012, she successfully sued the Department of Defense to repeal the Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, which prevented women from serving in combat positions. Hegar is the author of the bestselling memoir Shoot... Read More →
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Van Taylor

State Senator
Taylor, R-Plano, has represented Senate District 8 since 2015. He serves as vice chairman of the Senate Nominations Committee and sits on the Finance, Health & Human Services, Transportation and Education committees. Previously, he served in the Texas House. Taylor also works as the... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Rainey Hall, Jessen Auditorium