Annual Meeting with Keynote Speaker Kay Bailey Hutchison

10/29/2008 - 11:00am

Kay Bailey Hutchison

The Fort Bend Conservative Club is proud to have Texas' senior Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison as our honored speaker at our annual meeting.

  • When: Wednesday, October 29th,
  • Where: Sugar Creek Country Club, 420 Sugar Creek Blvd, Sugar Land 77478. 
  • Business Meeting for Members: 11:00 am
  • Meet & Greet for Guests: 11:45am
  • Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 Free to members, $35 for guests *
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: $ 500 for a table of 10 *
  • Reservations: Complete the online form here
  • Information: Contact Richard McCarter 281-341-5078 or mccarter@softinf.com.

* Personal checks or cash only

About Kay Baily Hutchison

In 1993, Texans elected Kay Bailey Hutchison to the United States Senate in a special election, making her the first -- and, to date, the only -- woman elected to represent the state in the Senate. One year later, she was re-elected to a full six-year term. And in 2000, she received more votes for her re-election to a second full term than any other statewide candidate had ever received. In 2006, she was again re-elected by an overwhelming margin. She serves in the Senate leadership, having been elected by her colleagues to be chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in the 110th Congress, making her the fourth-highest ranking Republican senator and the highest ranking Republican woman. Sen. Hutchison also serves on the Republican National Hispanic Assembly (RNHA) National Advisory Committee.

The senator's Texas roots run deep. Thomas Rusk of Nacogdoches was the first Texan to hold the U.S. Senate seat she currently occupies. He and Senator Hutchison's great-great-grandfather, Charles S. Taylor, were friends and both signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Senator Hutchison grew up in La Marque, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas and UT Law School. She was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1990, she was elected Texas State Treasurer. In June 2000, she and several colleagues coauthored Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate, and in 2004, she released her second book, American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country. Sen. Hutchison published her most recent bestseller, Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers, in October 2007.

The senator lives in Dallas with her husband, Ray, and their two children, Bailey and Houston.

Awards And Recognition (Partial List) :
  • Air Force Association Distinguished American Award, 2008
  • Sewall-Belmont House and Museum's Alice Award, 2007
  • Connie Mack Lifetime Achievement Award from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 2007
  • National Guard Association of Texas Charles Dick Medal of Merit, 2006
  • Association of the United States Army Outstanding Legislator Award, 2006
  • American Legion National Commander's Distinguished Public Service Award, 2006
  • Forbes Magazine's 2005 World's 100 Most Powerful Women
  • Deep East Texas Council of Governments 2005 Legislator of the Year
  • Named "Mr. South Texas" by the Washington's Birthday Celebration Association for 2005
  • Women's Foreign Policy Group Inaugural Congressional Leadership Award, 2004
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, National Leadership Award, 2002
  • National Military Family Association Award for Service to Military Families, 2001
  • CLEAT Award for Support of Law Enforcement, 2000
  • Texas Women's Chamber of Commerce 100 Most Influential Texas Women of the Century, 1999
  • Texan of the Year, Texas Legislative Conference, 1997
  • Inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, 1997
  • Republican Woman of the Year by the National Federation of Republican Women, 1995
  • Outstanding Alumna, University of Texas, 1995