About Gary

State Representative Gary VanDeaver was elected in 2014 to represent Texas House District 1. District 1 includes all of Bowie, Franklin, Lamar, and Red River Counties. Gary is a member of the Public Education Committee and the Appropriations Committee, which is charged with the important responsibility of writing the state budget. Prior to his election to the Texas House, Gary was a 33-year rural educator, serving most recently as Superintendent of New Boston Independent School District, in Bowie County. Read more...

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Earlier today, the long-awaited school finance plan of the House of Representatives was filed by Chairman Huberty. By the time of the press conference, HB 3 had over 90 co-sponsors. I am proud to support this bill, and I am confident that HB 3 is a step in the right direction to reform public school finance. To learn more about the bill, visit