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Equity Center Radio | January 29, 2010 | A Speech by State Senator Steven Ogden, the Chairman of the State Senate’s Finance Committee
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Today’s broadcast of Equity Center Radio features State Senator Steven Ogden, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. His biography can be found at Steve Ogden Biography, while additional information about the Senator is posted on the State Senate’s official web pages at Senator Steve Ogden: District 5.
On January 24, 2010, Senator Ogden spoke to the 10th Annual Equity Center School Finance and Legislative Workshop before a packed house at the Austin Convention Center. Today, the Equity Center proudly broadcasts the first of a two-part program featuring the Senator’s remarks. The second and last installment will be aired on Equity Center Radio at 10:45 a.m. on February 5, 2010.
Senator Ogden was elected to the Texas Senate in January 1997. Because of his work on the Senate Finance Committee—he now serves as Chairman—, he is considered one of the state’s governmental leaders on budget issues, school finance, higher education funding, child protection, transportation safety and criminal justice.
Ogden has been in the oil and gas exploration business for over 20 years and is currently president of Ogden Resources, an independent oil and gas company based in Bryan. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1973 and served nine years as an officer in the United States Navy submarine fleet. In 1987, he received his Masters of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
Senator Ogden was first elected to the state legislature in 1990 where he served for three terms, until 1997, when he became a member of the Senate. He is a member of the Republican Party and represents the 5th Senatorial District.
Recognized as a leader in the Texas Senate, Ogden has received the Bob Bullock Award for Outstanding Public Stewardship. Following the 79th Legislative Session, he was named among the “Ten Best Legislators” by Texas Monthly magazine, a “Top Texas Legislator” by Capitol Inside, and Pro-Life Chairman of the Year by Texas Right to Life. He has been honored by the Texas County and District Attorneys Association, The Texas A&M University System, and Sam Houston State University.
We are certainly pleased to have the Honorable Steven Ogden, State Senator for the 5th Senatorial District, on our show.
For Official State Business, you may contact Senator Ogden through his
Texas State Capitol, Room GE.4
Post Office Box 12068
Austin, TX 78711-2068
To find out more about the Equity Center and the important work that it performs for the school children of Texas and its member school districts, please click on www.equitycenter.org