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Sunset Advisory Commission

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10 Legislative Members - 4 Years; 2 Public Members-2 Years

General Information

Agency #: 116 1501 North Congress, 6th FloorP.O. Box 13066Austin 78711-3066


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair Sen. Charles Schwertner, M.D. Georgetown, 09-01-2025
TX Senator(s) Sen. Brian Birdwell Granbury, 09-01-2025
Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. Brownsville, 09-01-2023
Sen. Angela Paxton McKinney, 09-01-2023
Sen. Drew Springer, Jr. Muenster, 09-01-2025
TX House Representative(s) Rep. John Cyrier Lockhart, 09-01-2023
Rep. Craig Goldman Fort Worth, 2023
Vacant --
Vacant --
Senate Public Member Jim Lee Houston, 09-01-2025
House Public Member Vacant --


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Jennifer Jones (512) 463-1300 / (512) 463-0705
Deputy Director & General Counsel Steven Ogle (512) 463-1300 / (512) 463-0705
Director of Business Operations Anya Wiley (512) 463-1300 / (512) 463-0705
Office Manager Janet Wood (512) 463-1300 / (512) 463-0705


The Texas Legislature created the Sunset Advisory Commission in 1977 to identify and eliminate waste, duplication, and inefficiency in government agencies. The Sunset Commission reviews the policies and programs of about 130 state agencies and questions the need for each agency; looks for duplication with other public services or programs; and recommends changes to improve each agency's operations and activities. The Commission seeks public input through hearings on every agency under Sunset review and recommends actions on each agency to the full Legislature. In most cases, agencies under Sunset review are automatically abolished unless legislation is enacted to continue them.

The 12-member Sunset Advisory Commission has five members of the Senate, five members of the House, and two public members, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, and the Speaker of the House, respectively. The chairmanship rotates between the Senate and the House every two years.