Senator Kirk Watson
Democratic, District 14
Kirk Watson (born March 18, 1958) is a Texas attorney and Democratic politician from Austin. He served as Austin mayor from 1997 to 2001. He ran unsuccessfully for Texas Attorney General in the 2002 election, defeated by the Republican Greg Abbott. In 2006, Watson was elected to the Texas State Senate from District 14.
Watson is the husband of Liz (Elizabeth Anne McDaniel) and father o...
CapitolPost Office Box 12068, Capitol StationAustin, TX 78711Phone512-463-0114FAX512-463-5949
RolesSenate, session 81st Senate, session 82nd Senate, session 83rd
- Senate Oversight of Higher Ed Governance, Excellence & Transparency Committee
- Senate Economic Development-Subcommittee on Public-Private Partnerships
- Senate Higher Education Committee
News & Blog Coverage
Watson defends tax hike proposal for UT medical school
Aug 7"It's getting to be like New York; people can't afford to live in Austin." Texas State Senator Kirk Watson knows such a venture will take plenty of convincing. The former Austin mayor sat down with KVUE Tuesday at the State Capitol to lay out ...KVUE
Austin lawmaker calls for tax election for medical school
Aug 6State Sen. Kirk Watson called on Travis County's hospital district Monday ... Watson, D-Austin, has championed a University of Texas-based medical school for nearly a year, and his proposal ratchets up the pressure on Central Health, which has been ...Austin American-Statesman
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HB 1969Relating to the enforcement of certain provisions in a will or trust that for...
February 27, 2009
HB 3461Relating to the powers and duties of the School Land Board and the commission...
March 11, 2009
HB 389Relating to requirements for expedited credentialing of certain physicians by...
December 10, 2008
HB 1804Relating to service of process for delinquent taxes on a nonresident.
February 25, 2009
HB 3098Relating to the use by certain municipalities of hotel occupancy tax revenue ...
March 10, 2009
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