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About Bill "Sarge" Sargent

Legislative Experience:
  • Texas Legislature: Sarge was Galveston County's point man for Election-related legislation. Here are the results of his legislative leadership:
    - In the 2015 legislative session 50% of the County's election bills were enacted.
    - In the 2017 legislative session all of them were enacted.

  • U.S. House of Representatives: Sarge worked for two Congressmen
    - [1970] Donald E. "Buz" Lukens (R-OH), serving as his press secretary and district representative.
    - [1971-1972] Lou Frey Jr. (R-FL), serving as his press and legislative assistant.

  • U.S. Senate: [1973] Sarge worked for the newly elected Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC) helping him set up the Senator's press and communications office.

  • U.S. Department of Commerce/Office of Congressional Affairs: [1973-1994]
    Bill worked with members and staff of both the House and Senate on Commerce Department-related legislation for 21 years. During this time he handled legislation for the National Bureau of Standards, the International Trade Administration, the Export Administration, and U.S. Travel and Tourism Service.

Other Experience:

  • Retired U.S. Navy Veteran: [1961-1981]
    Sarge served for over twenty years in the U.S. Navy starting as an enlisted man and retiring as a Lieutenant Commander.

  • Small Businessman:
    - Bill was a Realtor (both Salesman and Broker)
    - [2000-2010] He also started and managed his own Web development company

  • Elections Administration: [2011-2017]
    As Galveston County's Chief Deputy Clerk for Elections, Sarge upgraded the County's election process, doing such a good job that county election officials from across the state of Texas frequently sought his advice and counsel. He left this position before earning a pension because he had accomplished all he came to do.

  • Political: [2008-2011]
    Republican Party of Galveston County Precinct 223 Chair, Elections Administrator, Presiding Election Judge and Presiding Judge of Central Count and Delegate to three state conventions

  • Newspaper Columnist: [2013-2017]
    One of "The Three Musketeers" with the Galveston County Daily News.

  • Education:
    AA, General Education, Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California
    BS, Business Administration [Marketing], San Jose State University, San Jose, California
    MA, Speech Communications [Broadcasting], University of Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii

  • Memberships and Associations
    Galveston Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
    Coastal Conservation Association
    Lighthouse Charity Team
    Clear Creek Republican Women (Associate member)
    Republican Network

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