Transportation - Presentation by Commissioner Gerald Daugherty
Commissioner Gerald Daugherty grew up in the Houston area and was drafted out of high school by the Boston Red Sox baseball organization. He soon realized that an education was more obtainable than making it to the big leagues, returned to Austin, and graduated from the University of Texas in 1975. For the past 30 years Gerald has been a successful Austin businessman, owning and operating successful ventures including the Pleasant Valley
Sportsplex. In 2009 he assembled a team of talented individuals and opened the highly successful Jack Allen?s Kitchen Restaurant located in Oak Hill. In 2012 the second location was opened in Round Rock.
Gerald has crusaded for effective mobility and transportation solutions for the past two decades. In 2002 he was elected to the Travis County Commissioners Court bringing his passion for transportation advocacy and his belief that government can positively influence people?s lives. He served as County Commissioner of Precinct 3 until 2008. He returned to the Commissioners Court in January and will continue to work to help keep county taxes at bay and to shape the future of transportation projects for the Travis County area.
State Representative Paul D. Workman has served the people of House District 47 in the Texas House of Representatives since January 2011. House District 47 includes most of western Travis County as well as portions of southern Travis County.
Representative Workman serves as Vice Chairman of the House Select Committee on State & Federal Power & Responsibility. He also serves as a member of the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Insurance. Representative Workman serves by appointment on The Energy Council, which helps facilitate the development of national energy policy matters
among the Southwestern states. He also serves on the Select Committee on Transportation Planning.
Representative Workman has been named a "Champion of Free Enterprise" by the Associated Builders and Contractors, a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business, a "Courageous Conservative" by the Texas Conservative Coalition, and a "Lone Star Conservative Leader" by the Texas Conservative Roundtable. In 2013, Representative Workman was named Legislator of the Year by the Real Estate Council of Austin.
Representative Workman earned a B.S. in Building Construction from Texas A&M University in
1973 before joining the U.S. Army Reserves where he retired at the rank of Captain after 10
years of service in an engineer line company. Representative Workman is a forty year
construction professional, owning his own construction company for most of that time. He is a
Certified Professional Estimator.
A Rotarian since 1976, Representative Workman has been active in several civic organizations,
including Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. In 2008 he served as Chairman of the Board of the
Texas Building Branch of the Associated General Contractors.
Representative Workman and his wife Sherry have two children and six grandchildren and are
active members of the Austin Baptist Church.