"I will continue the fight to preserve religious liberty, improve government transparency, defend Second Amendment rights, advance border security, and ensure responsible fiscal stewardship."
Texas Insider Report: GRANBURY, Texas – Decorated veteran, 9/11 survivor, a lifelong conservative, and proud husband and grandfather Brian Birdwell announced today his campaign for re-election to the Texas State Senate. Sen. Birdwell was overwhelmingly re-elected last November, and after a distinguished career serving his nation in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Birdwell was elected to the Texas Senate in a 2010 Special Election.
A staff officer at the Pentagon on 9/11 when American Airlines Flight 77 was crashed into the building, Birdwell suffered severe burns over 60% of his body, and he endured 39 operations to rebuild his body.
Sen. Birdwell continues to hold true to the same conservative principles on which he anchored his campaign during his first election: defending the unborn, preserving civil liberties, ensuring the protection of second amendment freedoms, keeping taxes low, and promoting limited government, among others.
"It remains one of my life's greatest honors to serve as state senator for the people of Texas's 22nd District. With their support for another term, I will continue the fight to preserve religious liberty, improve government transparency, defend 2nd Amendment Rights, advance border security, and ensure responsible fiscal stewardship.
"The leftist policies of the Biden-Harris Administration are wrong for our country, and wrong for Texas.
"These threats underscore why it is important to remain vigilant in defending the Texas we know and love, and I'm committed to preserving those freedoms and liberties."
Birdwell's announcement follows another successful legislative session in which he was selected by his colleagues to serve as President Pro-Tempore for the 87th legislative session.
In April, he served as "Governor for A Day," an opportunity he used to recognize organizations and citizens from around Senate District 22 for their acts of service to their respective communities during COVID, as well as those of Texas veterans.
In addition to representing the conservative values of his constituents, Sen. Birdwell is uniquely positioned to advocate for the interests of the citizens of his district. Appointed by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Sen. Birdwell serves as chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.
He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee and as a member of the Criminal Justice, Higher Education, and Redistricting Committees.
Lt. Col. Birdwell was awarded the Bronze Star for service in the Persian Gulf War, the Purple Heart for his wounds at the Pentagon, and upon retirement in July 2004, he was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Brian Birdwell is a native Texan, decorated military veteran, lifelong conservative Republican, a survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and a proud husband and father. He currently represents Bosque, Ellis, Falls, Hill, Hood, Johnson, McLennan, Navarro, Somervell and Tarrant [partial] Counties in Senate District 22.