Join the Galveston Pachyderms for our August 3rd Meeting:
Guest Speaker: State Representative Terri Leo Wilson
Terri Leo-Wilson graduated Summa Cum Laude with undergraduate degrees in Elementary and Special Education, and received a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University Commerce. She is retired having been a Teacher, Case Manager, and Department Administrator for middle school students with special needs in Texas public schools. Terri was elected to three terms on the State Board of Education (SBOE) where she served without pay or staff, serving approximately 2 million constituents. While on the SBOE, she served as the Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Instruction Committee and as Chairman of the Texas State Teacher of the Year Selection Committee. For Terri's work on writing curriculum ensuring that students understood the benefits of the free-enterprise system, she received the The American Exceptionalism Award from Americans for Prosperity. As a conservative leader and stalwart on the SBOE, Terri received the Faithful Servant Award from the US Pastor's Counsel, Protector of the Family Award from the Foundation for Life, and the Texas Family Advocate of the Year Award from Concerned Women For America.
Terri Leo-Wilson has been a grassroots activist in Texas for 40 years. In that time Terri has spent countless hours in Austin promoting the Republican Party of Texas Platform and Legislative Priorities to legislators, both on and off the State Republican Executive Committee. Since 1984, Terri has been a delegate/alternate to all but one Texas State Republican Convention and has been to three National Conventions. Terri was a TFRW Tribute to Women Honoree and was a past recipient of the Texas Star Award from the Texas Women's Alliance. Terri has served in numerous positions in the Republican Party. She has been a Precinct Chairman, Senatorial District Chairman, Co-Chair of the RPT Election Integrity/Poll Watcher Recruitment Project, a member of the Early Voting Ballot Board and Signature Verification Committee, and she has chaired numerous State Convention Committees, including the Chairman for the National Nominations Committee. Terri was a founder of a thriving TFRW club.
Terri has a wealth of leadership experience in bringing people together in healthy discourse and has been frequently called upon to speak on educational issues and grassroots politics. Terri and her husband Dave have five children and four grandchildren. Terri’s House District 23 includes all of Chambers County and part of Galveston County. She currently serves on the Juvenile Justice & Family Issues and Pensions, Investments, & Financial Services committees.