San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We will meet December 4th from 7:30-9a. Breakfast will be provided.
The speaker will be State Representative Craig Eiland.
He will speak on the upcoming legislative session.
It will be at the College of the Mainland
College of the Mainland TVB1101
1200 North Amburn Road
Texas City, TX 77591
When his constituents needed him most, St. Rep. Craig Eiland stepped up and provided the strong leadership they needed to recover from Hurricane Ike.
First, Eiland helped convince the UT regents to keep UTMB on the island. Then he persuaded his colleagues – as they were voting to cut the state budget – - to spend more than $360 million for repairs to colleges and public schools in Galveston and Chambers Counties.
Matching funds from private sources and the FEMA brought the total investment to almost $1.2 billion – thanks to Eiland’s leadership.
For his tireless efforts, the Galveston Daily News named him “Citizen of the Year and Texas Monthly named him one of the Top 10 Legislators.
But Hurricane Ike recovery is only part of the Eiland story.
Eiland is a strong advocate for coastal homeowners covered by the Texas Windstorm Association. As an influential member of the House Appropriations Committee, he has helped craft nine balanced state budgets in a row.
After reform-minded members elected a new Republican Speaker in 2009, Eiland was named Speaker Pro Tempore, a clear sign of the respect he has earned from his colleagues. Lutheran Homes, the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Retired Teachers Association have all recognized Eiland for his work.
Craig arrived in Galveston in 1988 after earning a business degree and a law degree at Baylor. His law practice has included helping area school districts, business and homeowners recover money owed by insurance companies after Hurricane Ike.
Past Awards & Recognitions
•“Ten Best Legislators,” Texas Monthly
•Legislative Superstar Award, Texas Watch
•Friend of Medicine Award, Texas Medical Association
•Texas Advocacy Award, American Cancer Society
•Citizen of the Year, Galveston Daily News
•Hospitality Hero, Hotel-Motel Association
•President’s Award, Texas Public Health Association
•Legislator of the Year, Texas Hospital Association, Texas Child Welfare Board, Texas
Chapter of the National Association of the Mentally Ill, United Way of Texas and Lutheran Homes
•Recognition from the Texas Retired Teachers Association, Texas Association of Builders, Boys and Girls Club, Surfsiders’ Foundation, Texas A&M University, Texas Southern University, Baylor University and University of Houston
•American Hero Award, ProtectingAmerica.org
B.B.A. in Business Administration, Baylor University, 1984
J.D., Baylor School of Law, 1987
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