George Lavender, a stalwart advocate for Texas independence, brings a wealth of political and business experience to the TEXIT movement. Born and raised in Texarkana, Texas, George is a graduate of Arkansas High School and holds a BSBA in Management from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.
George served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015, representing District 1. During his tenure, he was a member of key committees including Homeland Security & Public Safety and Transportation. Although he lost in the Republican primary on March 1, 2022, his commitment to Texas and its future remains unshaken.
Business and Community Involvement
In the private sector, George has been a small businessman for over 30 years. He is a partner with Ellco Distributing and works in commercial real estate. Beyond business, George has been a Volunteer Youth Coach for 20 years and served as a Board member of the Boys & Girls Club. He is also a long-time supporter of the First Choice Pregnancy Center and Watersprings Ranch.
Advocacy and Values
George is a strong advocate for 2nd Amendment rights and has received an “A” rating from both the Texas State Rifle Association and the National Rifle Association. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional family Republican who supports the right of churches to operate without overreaching governmental regulation.
George Lavender’s multifaceted background makes him an invaluable asset to the TEXIT Conference, offering a blend of political acumen, business savvy, and grassroots community engagement.