Brian D. Birdwell
|Member of the Texas Senate|
from the 22nd district
|Assumed office |
July 2, 2010
|Preceded by||Kip Averitt|
|Born||November 3, 1961|
|Alma mater||Lamar University|
University of Missouri-Kansas City
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1984–2001|
Legion of Merit
Brian D. Birdwell (born November 3, 1961) is an American politician who has served in the Texas Senate for District 22 since 2010. He is a survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks in The Pentagon.
In February 2017, Birdwell sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 2, which calls for a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. The resolution "seeks amendments that place restraints on the federal budget and check power and enact term limits for U.S. officials." Senate Joint Resolution 2 was passed by both chambers of the Texas Legislature. In May 2017, Birdwell sponsored a bill outlining the duties and limits of Texas delegates should a convention of states occur. It was approved by the Texas House and sent to Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
He has one son with his wife Mel.
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| Texas State Senator
from District 22 (Granbury)