Dennis Bonnen

Dennis Bonnen REPRepublican

Businessman and Texas state legislator

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Dennis BonnenREPRepublican Businessman and Texas state legislator
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Dennis Higgins Bonnen (born March 3, 1972) is a Texas businessman and politician. Bonnen served as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives from 2019 to 2021. A Republican, Bonnen represented District 25 of the Texas House since 1997. In 2013, then-Speaker Joe Straus appointed Bonnen as Speaker Pro Tempore, presiding over the House in the Speaker's absence. In January 2019, Bonnen was elected Speaker. In October 2019, he announced that he would not seek re-election in 2020.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
St. Edward's University
Angleton High School
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Representative
Texas State House of Representatives
1997 - 2021
Speaker
Texas State House of Representatives
2019 - 2021
Speaker Pro Tempore
Texas State House of Representatives
2015 - 2018
Sergeant-at-Arms
Texas State House of Representatives
1993
President
Heritage Bank, Pearland
2007 - Current
General Manager
Master Data Systems
1995
Legislative Analyst
Can Manufacturers Institute
1994 - 1995
Other Experience1 - 42 of 42
Board Member
B.I.G Love Cancer Care Services
Current
Honorary Chair
"Count on US" Campaign, Brazosport College
Current
Honorary Member
Matagorda County Cavalry
Current
Honorary Member
Brazoria County Cavalry
Current
Member
Brazoria County Economic Development Alliance
Current
Member
Brazosport Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Palacios Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Matagorda Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Bay City Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Brazoria Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Angleton Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Sweeny Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Pearland Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Board of Directors, Junior Achievement
Current
Member
Alvin Chamber of Commerce
Current
Advance Team Member
Dole for President Campaign
1995
Board Member
Varner-Hogg Guardians
Charter Member
SFA 500
Charter Member
Brazoria Heritage Foundation
Charter Member
Angleton Exchange Club
Former Honorary Co-Chair
Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament
Former Honorary Co-Chair
Leukemia Society Light the Night Walk
Former Member
Advisory Board, Brazoria County Community Foundation
Member
Sargent Chambers of Commerce
Member
100 Club, Brazoria County
Member
West Columbia Chambers of Commerce
Member
Board, ActionS, Incorporated, Brazoria County
Member
Pearland Exchange Club
Member
Levi Jordan Plantation Historical Society
Member
Economic Development Alliance, Brazoria County
Member
Advisory Board, Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts
Member
ARC of Gulf Coast
Member
Brazoria County Fair Association
Supporter
Boys Scouts of America
Former Chair
Ways and Means Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Chair
Select Committee on Voter Identification and Voter Fraud, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Member
Natural Resources Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Member
Transportation Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Member
Select Committee on Election Consent, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Committee of Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Member
Higher Education Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Member
Culture, Recreation, and Tourism Committee, Texas State House of Representatives