John Cyrier (R) - Incumbent
During the 2015 legislative session, State Representative John Cyrier helped to pass 27 pieces of legislation into law, including landmark protections for local groundwater, a tough new border security plan, meaningful tax relief for Texas homeowners and businesses, and new protections for the Second Amendment, human life, and religious freedom.
Representative Cyrier was named a “2015 Courageous Conservative” by the Texas Conservative Coalition, rated one of the top-20 most fiscally responsible members of the House by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, and named a Faith and Family Champion by Texas Values (Action). He worked alongside the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team to bring state and federal aid to the Bastrop area for fire and flood recovery. He has been an advocate for our local groundwater and received the “Open Government Award” from the League of Independent Voters for authoring and passing HB 3163 to protect the local control of Bastrop and Lee County groundwater.
John is president and CEO of a midsize commercial construction business, which is consistently ranked in the top-10 of the area’s “Best Places to Work.” Prior to serving in the Texas House, John was a county commissioner, executive committee member of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, and founding board member of the Lockhart ISD Education Foundation. John is active in his district’s Chambers of Commerce and served on the boards of Caritas of Austin, the Capital Area Food Bank, and was a Republican Precinct Chairman.
John and his wife, Rachelle, manage a registered Texas Longhorn herd and are members of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Longhorn Breeders Association, and Texas Farm Bureau. John is a lifetime member of the NRA and proud Eagle Scout. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he was Commander of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.
Brent Golemon (R)
Brent often tells people he is first and foremost a Christian, husband and father. He and his wife, Cynthia, live in Bastrop with their four children. He has been in leadership positions most of his life. Brent founded his first company at 23, and has subsequently founded, co-founded, or acquired an ownership interest in more than fifteen companies providing general management and business development expertise.
Born and raised in Texas, he grew up in Austin with summers and holidays spent at the family ranch outside of Mason, Texas where he learned to haul hay, mend fences and tend to livestock. He received his BA from Hampden-Sydney College, one of the most conservative colleges in the nation. He has worked as a Legislative Aide in both the Texas House and Senate. While working at the Texas Legislature, Brent received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, Brent co-founded GalleryWatch, which was the nation’s first online legislative tracking service where he served as President.
Brent is active in the Bastrop community. He assists Cynthia with the homeschooling of their children, coaches the Tribe Consolidated junior high football team, and attends Lost Pines Bible Church. He has served on the Board of the Tahitian Village Property Owners Association, been appointed to the Board of the Bastrop County Water District and in 2011 he assisted the Bastrop Ministerial Alliance with the collection and distribution of over $750,000 to residents who had lost their homes and belongings in the Bastrop County Complex fires. The family contributes time and treasure to many local organizations including the Bastrop Pregnancy Resource Center, Bastrop Education Foundation, Vision Beyond Borders, CASA, Rotary International, The Bastrop Youth Football Organization, Tribe Consolidated, and Hope House among others.