Meet Dr. Schwertner

Schwertner for Texas 2019

Senator Charles Schwertner is a physician, family man, business owner, and a life-long fiscal and social conservative. In 2010, Schwertner was first elected to serve the people of House District 20 as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. There, he quickly earned a reputation as a measured and effective legislator, working with his colleagues to pass one of the most conservative legislative agendas in Texas history.

In 2012, Schwertner won the Republican Primary for the Texas Senate (District 5) with nearly 75 percent of the vote. Senate District 5 is a ten-county region of Central and East Texas that includes Brazos, Freestone, Grimes, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Walker and Williamson Counties.

Throughout his time in the Texas Senate, Senator Schwertner has fought for the families in his district by supporting retired teachers, working to make higher education more affordable, and protecting children from abuse and neglect by reforming the Department of Family and Protective Services. Schwertner has also worked to protect our seniors by authoring legislation to improve nursing homes and punish bad actors in the industry. In the Senate, Dr. Schwertner serves on the Senate Committees on Business and Commerce, Veteran Affairs & Border Security, Agriculture, and Transportation, as well as serving as the Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

For his leadership in the Texas Legislature, Senator Schwertner has been named a “Taxpayer Advocate” by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, a “Fighter for Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business, a “Courageous Conservative” by the Texas Conservative Coalition, a “Lone Star Conservative Leader” by the Texas Conservative Roundtable, and “Senate Freshman of the Year” by Texas Monthly magazine. Additionally, Senator Schwertner has been named a CASA Champion for Texas Children, YMCA Champion, and Legislator of the Year by the Texas Assisted Living Association.

Charles comes from six generations of farming and ranching in Texas. In addition to his role in the Texas Legislature, Dr. Schwertner also works as a practicing orthopedic surgeon, treating thousands of patients each year. He and his wife Belinda (an obstetrician/gynecologist) reside in Georgetown with their three sons: Carson, Zachary, and Matthew.


$3.6M in funding for nursing facilities to purchase tablets, webcams, & headphones to connect residents w/ their loved ones. This is allocated from Civil Money Penalties which are paid by out of compliance facilities. The CMP fund is used to improve care.

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $3.6 Million To Connect Nursing Facility Residents And Families


.@atmosenergy has temporarily suspended natural gas disconnections for non-payment and offers payment installment plans. In addition, financial help is available through their energy assistance programs. http://atmosenergy.com/assistance

Yesterday, @TxDPS began a phased opening of driver license offices with limited service offerings. DPS will launch a statewide driver license appointment system with the ability to book appointments up to six months in advance. Learn more here .

Governor Abbott, DPS Announce Limited Reopening Of Driver License Offices


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Governor Abbott announced that Texas will begin Phase 1 of the plan to Open Texas starting this Friday, May 1st. The executive order to stay at home will NOT be renewed, and it expires on Thursday, April 30th. Thank you to Governor Abbott and the Strike Force for allowing Texas (and the economy) to reopen. bit.ly/2W7nDK0 ... See MoreSee Less

Governor Abbott announced that Texas will begin Phase 1 of the plan to Open Texas starting this Friday, May 1st. The executive order to stay at home will NOT be renewed, and it expires on Thursday, April 30th. Thank you to Governor Abbott and the Strike Force for allowing Texas (and the economy) to reopen. https://bit.ly/2W7nDK0

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He should have never closed our State and taken peoples constitutional rights away.

I find the Governor’s plan somewhat disheartening when he just made it easier to get an abortion than to get a haircut. The small mom and pop businesses need to open now not in three weeks . Some will never be able to recover from the Governor’s and the county judges and mayors grab of the rights of the people. Now when anything comes down the pike the mayor will want to shut down some business put not all.

You actually think that’s a good idea ?

Our cases are rising and the adequate test/contain structure isn’t in place This is careless and not a move that is pro life

If Abbott won't reopen Texas, Texas will reopen without Abbott.... #GetAHaircut #ImpeachAbbott #OpenTexasNow

Thank you Governor Abbott!

Too early to reopen. Cases still on the rise. Will you be responsible for more sickness and deaths?

As a doctor, this is an appalling lack of responsibility. There are thousans of asymtomatic carriers out there who can infect a geometric progression of others.

Thanks Gov Abbott!

What about the oath as a physician to do no harm. This is genocide

Guv Anarchist!

Nothing like putting the burden of a pandemic squarely on small business. If they fail now it's all their fault, right? And if they have to let people go? Well, that's just business. And what will you do to help? Well, that's not your problem anymore, is it?

Much safer than the mall


I think a phased reopening of the economy makes sense. The economic impact of this closure has been as bad as the physical impact, at least in Texas.


{insert ill-informed typical liberal "plague spread" response here}

Open our salons

I am still staying home.

Thank Goodness!

I just spoke with another Dr.who Said the opposite

Yep now you can go sit in a movie theater but you can’t wear a mask with a barber with a mask and gloves who has always had to disinfect everything between cuts. I’m a staunch conservative but you and Abbott and Patrick are all idiots.

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