Larry Gonzales is the Republican member off the Texas House of Representatives for House District 52.
Rep. Gonzales has dedicated his entire professional career to making Texas a better place to live, work and raise a family. A strong conservative, his extensive legislative experience and knowledge of the issues facing our state will make him an effective leader for the citizens of Williamson County.
Rep. Gonzales is a 14-year resident of HD 52 and a seasoned veteran of the Texas Legislature, having worked nine regular legislative sessions including senior staff appointments for members of the House, the Lt. Governor and Attorney General.
Most recently Rep. Gonzales served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations for the Texas State University System (TSUS) as a liaison to the Texas Legislature and other state agencies for the TSUS Board of Regents, the System and its eight component institutions.
In addition, Rep. Gonzales is the owner of a graphic design and communications company which offers a wide range of services including creative design and mediation.
Rep. Gonzales is a 1993 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Government and has completed 30 hours towards his Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) at Texas State University and hopes to finish his coursework by 2011. Rep. Gonzales is active in the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce (member of the Government Affairs Committee) and is a certified mediator.
Rep. Gonzales was raised in Alvin, Texas, where his parents have served as pastors for over 25 years and as Chaplains for the Alvin Police Department for 6 years. He and his wife of 15 years, Marie, herself a 1990 graduate of Round Rock High School, have resided together in Round Rock since 1996, where she is employed by the RRISD serving as Department Chair of Special Education at McNeil High School. Their two young children, ages 10 and 8, are enrolled in the RRISD
HD 52 is contained completely within Williamson County and includes large portions of Round Rock and Georgetown, the cities of Hutto, Taylor, and Thrall, and the communities of Anderson Mill, Jollyville and Brushy Creek. A small portion of Austin is also in the district.
Rep. Gonzales is serving his first term in the Texas House of Representatives.