Continued the Come and Take It Celebration today in Gonzales with the parade and then lunch with the Gonzales County Republican Party. Lots of great people and history in this community.
John Cyrier serves as the State Representative for HD 17, which includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Karnes and Lee Counties. He is president and CEO of a midsize commercial construction business. His business is consistently ranked in the top-10 of the Austin Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” and “Fast 50” list of the fastest growing companies in Central Texas. He was nominated for the journal’s Best CEO award in 2014.
In the Texas House, John serves on the Agriculture and Livestock Committee and Land and Natural Resources Committee. During the previous legislative session, he authored, co-authored, or sponsored 27 pieces of legislation that are becoming law, including landmark protections for local groundwater, a tough new border security plan, and new protections for the Second Amendment and for religious freedom.
Prior to serving in the Texas House, John was a county commissioner, executive committee member of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, and founding board member of the Lockhart ISD Education Foundation. John is a member of the Lockhart and Bastrop Chambers of Commerce, and has served on the board of Caritas of Austin, Capital Area Food Bank, San Marcos Airport Commission, Austin Area Research Organization (AARO), and is a Precinct Chairman for the Caldwell County Republican Party. His service also includes the Executive Boards for the Real Estate Council of Austin, Capital Area Housing and Finance Corporation, Greater San Marcos Partnership, and Chairman for the Associated General Contractors of America’s Austin Chapter.
John and his wife, Rachelle, live on their ranch just outside of Lockhart, TX. Together, they manage a registered Texas Longhorn Herd and are members of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Longhorn Breeders Association, and Texas Farm Bureau. He is also a lifetime member of the NRA and Texas State Rifle Association. John is a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he served as Commander of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. In his free time, he is proud to serve as Vice Chair of the Caldwell County A&M Club and he enjoys flying his vintage 1941 Stearman Biplane.