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Board Members

The ten-member Legislative Budget Board (LBB) was created by statute in 1949. The primary purpose of the Board is the development of recommended legislative appropriations for all agencies of state government. The Board provides the Texas Legislature with the recommended state budget, prepared by the LBB staff, at the beginning of each legislative session, which occurs in early January of odd-numbered years. The Board’s authority is broad and its influence on state government spending is significant. The composition of the Legislative Budget Board is specified by statute.


Legislative Budget Board Composition

Joint-Chair  

Lieutenant Governor

Joint-Chair  

Speaker of the House of Representatives


Current Board Members

The Honorable David Dewhurst

Joint-Chair
Lieutenant Governor
State Capitol, Room 2E.13
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Joe Straus

Joint-Chair
Speaker of the House of Representatives
State Capitol, Room 2W.13
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Kevin Eltife

State Senator
State Capitol, Room 3E.16
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Drew Darby

State Representative
State Capitol, Room E2.406
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Craig Estes

State Senator
State Capitol, Room 1E.9
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable John Otto

State Representative
State Capitol, Room E2.706
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Juan Hinojosa

State Senator
State Capitol, Room 3E.10
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Sylvester Turner

State Representative
State Capitol, Room GW.15
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Jane Nelson

State Senator
State Capitol, Room 1E.5
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable John Zerwas

State Representative
State Capitol, Room E2.308
Austin, Texas 78701