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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.

Texas House Representative John Cyrier receiving a Name Block from Gary Job Corps Machinist students, constructed of aircraft aluminum, for display at his Capitol office in Austin.

1st Day of September and hopefully some cooler weather...August was a busy month! Since June, I have been making the rounds doing legislative updates. Here are just a few of those I have attended: 6/4/15-Superintendent Appreciation lunch in Elgin 6/11/15- Lockhart Chamber of Commerce Luncheon 6/13/15-Chisolm Trail Parade in Lockhart 6/23/15 - Farm Bureau Conference in San Marcus 6/24/15- Aqua Water Supply Headquarters 6/25/15 - Bastrop Rotary, Legislative Update 7/2/15 - Giddings Small Business Forum on Economic Development 7/14/15-Gonzales Water UWCD Board Meeting 7/25/15- Veteran's event in Karnes County 7/31/15- B.E.S.T. Breakfast in Bastrop 8/11/15-Giddings 92nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet 8/13/15 - Giddings Rotary 8/13/15 - Plum Creek Watershed Partnership 8/19/15- Elgin, Bastrop and Lockhart ISD Convocations 8/20/15- Smithville Chamber of Commerce Luncheon 8/22/15- Turkey shoot/Kiwanis Club in Luling 8/26/15- League of Independent Voters Bastrop 9/1/15 - League of Independent Voters Lockhart

Alonzo Wood, my legislative aide, presents a Texas Flag flown over the State Capitol in honor of the First National Bank in Giddings who celebrated their 125th Anniversary this year. Also pictured are Mr. Bill Landiss, President and Mr. Jimmy Luecke, Board Chairman.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Only in Texas can moderate to severe drought alerts follow the single wettest month on record, but that’s our reality. I spent the morning talking about the importance of water conservation with Chairman of the Texas Water Development Board Bech Bruun, Rep. John Cyrier, and Scotts Lawn Care. For tips on how you can be Texas Water Smart visit http://texaswatersmart.com

Texas Association of Counties

Great to hear from Representative Andrew Murr and Rep. John Cyrier at our Core Legislative Group reception this evening. They both shared some great practical knowledge and perspective. Plus, we unveiled our new Core Legislative Group logo! What do you think? #254Strong

I was honored to speak at the Texas Water Smart Press Conference along with our Texas State Comptroller and friend, Glenn Hegar.

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