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Rep. Leo Wilson, Terri

District 23

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Capitol Address:

Room E2.720

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0502

District Address:

305 21st Street, Suite 241,

Galveston, TX 77550

(409) 762-0202

Counties Represented:

Chambers, Galveston (part)

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Biography

Terri Leo Wilson started her life in public service after a distinguished career in education. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, with undergraduate degrees in Elementary and Special Education, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University Commerce, she brought a wealth of expertise to her roles as a teacher, case manager, and department administrator. In this capacity, Terri predominantly served middle school students with special needs in Texas public schools.

Transitioning from the classroom to the Capitol, Terri's inaugural term as a state legislator was marked by remarkable achievements. Elected to represent House District 23, she quickly emerged as a formidable force, ranking as the most conservative freshman member of the 88th Legislative Session. Notably, in the Mark P. Jones’ Rice University poll, Terri secured the 9th most conservative position among all legislators, a testament to her unwavering commitment to conservative principles.

Terri's effectiveness as a legislator was evident in her prolific output, surpassing the average House member in terms of legislation passed during their first session. Her dedication to advancing conservative values resonated with her constituents and colleagues alike, establishing her as an effective legislator.

Prior to her legislative tenure, Terri served with distinction on the State Board of Education (SBOE), elected to three terms. In this capacity, she volunteered her time and expertise, representing approximately 2 million constituents without compensation or staff support. Terri's leadership on the SBOE, including roles as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of key committees, earned her recognition for her contributions to education and conservative advocacy. For Terri's work on writing curriculum ensuring that students understood the benefits of the free-enterprise system she received The American Exceptionalism Award from Americans for Prosperity.

Terri's commitment to conservative causes extended beyond her legislative and educational endeavors. For over four decades, she has been a stalwart grassroots activist, tirelessly promoting the Republican Party of Texas Platform and Legislative Priorities. From her involvement in various party positions to her active participation in conventions, Terri is a steadfast advocate for conservative principles which earned her the Faithful Servant Award from the US Pastor's Counsel, Protector of the Family Award from the Foundation for Life, and the Texas Family Advocate of the Year Award from Concerned Women For America.

Recognized as a TFRW Tribute to Women Honoree and a recipient of the Texas Star Award from the Texas Women's Alliance, Terri has left a permanent mark on Texas politics and education. She proudly represents House District 23, which encompasses Chambers County and part of Galveston County. Currently serving on the Juvenile Justice & Family Issues and Pensions, Investments, & Financial Services committees, Terri Leo Wilson continues to champion conservative values and fight for the interests of her constituents with unwavering dedication and passion.

Terri and her husband Dave reside on Galveston Island and have five children and five grandchildren.

Terri Leo-Wilson se graduó Summa Cum Laude en Educación Primaria y Especial, y obtuvo un máster en Administración Educativa en la Universidad A&M de Texas-Commerce. Está jubilada tras haber sido maestra, gestora de casos y administradora de departamento para alumnos de enseñanza media con necesidades especiales en escuelas públicas de Texas. Terri fue elegida para tres mandatos en el Consejo Estatal de Educación (State Board of Education, SBOE), donde trabajó sin sueldo ni personal, al servicio de aproximadamente 2 millones de electores. Mientras formó parte del SBOE, fue Vicepresidenta del Consejo, Presidenta de la Comisión de Instrucción y Presidenta de la Comisión de Selección del Maestro del Año del Estado de Texas. Por el trabajo de Terri en la redacción de planes de estudio para que los estudiantes comprendieran las ventajas del sistema de libre empresa, recibió el premio al Excepcionalismo Estadounidense de Americans for Prosperity. Como líder conservadora e incondicional en el SBOE, Terri recibió el premio al Servidor Fiel del Consejo de Pastores de EE.UU., el premio al Protector de la Familia de la Foundation for Life y el premio al Defensor de la Familia de Texas del Año de Concerned Women For America.

Terri Leo-Wilson es activista de base en Texas desde hace 40 años. En ese tiempo, Terri ha pasado incontables horas en Austin promoviendo la Plataforma y las Prioridades Legislativas del Partido Republicano de Texas entre los legisladores, tanto dentro como fuera de la Comisión Ejecutivo Republicano Estatal. Desde 1984, Terri ha sido delegada/suplente en todas las convenciones republicanas del estado de Texas excepto en una, y ha asistido a tres convenciones nacionales. Terri fue galardonada con el Tributo a las Mujeres de TFRW y recibió el premio a la Estrella de Texas de la Texas Women's Alliance. Terri ha ocupado numerosos cargos en el Partido Republicano. Ha sido presidenta de distrito electoral, presidenta de distrito senatorial, copresidenta del proyecto de reclutamiento de observadores electorales/integridad electoral de RPT, miembro de la Junta de Votación Anticipada y de la Comisión de Verificación de Firmas, y ha presididos numerosas comisiones de convenciones estatales, incluida la presidencia de la Comisión Nacional de Candidaturas. Terri fue fundadora de un próspero club de TFRW.

Terri tiene una gran experiencia de liderazgo en reunir a la gente en un discurso sano y ha sido llamada con frecuencia para hablar sobre temas educativos y política de base. Terri y su esposo Dave tienen cinco hijos y cuatro nietos. El distrito 23 de la Cámara de Terri incluye todo el condado de Chambers y parte del condado de Galveston. Actualmente forma parte de las Comisiones de Justicia Juvenil y Asuntos Familiares y de Pensiones, Inversiones y Servicios Financieros.

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State Representative Terri Leo-Wilson takes the Oath of Office surrounded by her family during the Opening Day Ceremony.

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