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Sunset Commission Members

The Commission has five Senators, five Representatives, and two members of the public, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House.  The position of chair rotates between the House and the Senate every two years.

Senate Members

Senator Birdwell Photo

Brian Birdwell
Chair

2017 to 2021
Granbury

Senator Buckingham Photo

Dawn Buckingham, M.D.

2017 to 2021
Lakeway

Senator Hall Photo

Bob Hall

2017 to 2021
Canton

Senator Nichols Photo

Robert Nichols

2017 to 2019
Jacksonville

Photo of Senator Kirk Watson

Kirk Watson

2015 to 2019
Austin

Emily Pataki photo

Emily Pataki
Public Member

2017 to 2019
Cedar Park

House Members

Chris Paddie
Vice Chair

2017 to 2021
Marshall

Headshot of Represenative Dan Flynn

Dan Flynn

2015 to 2019
Van

Stan Lambert Photo

Stan Lambert

2017 to 2021
Abilene

Poncho Nevárez

2017 to 2021
Eagle Pass

Thompson Headshot

Senfronia Thompson

2015 to 2019
Houston

Ronald Steinhart photo

Ronald G. Steinhart
Public Member

2017 to 2019
Dallas