Meet Charlie

Long before Charlie Geren became your state representative, he and the Geren family were familiar fixtures in Fort Worth and Northwest Tarrant County. Charlie himself has taken an active role in an amazing number of civic organizations working to improve the community. President of Railhead Smokehouse, he is also considered one of our area’s foremost barbecue masters (which is, of course, another vital way to improve our community).

As our representative, Charlie fights to protect our local economy and the companies of all sizes that provide jobs to our area. He votes for sound fiscal policies that balance budgets and keep taxes low, so the private sector can grow. And Charlie’s a staunch defender of individual rights: he fought for and passed strong property rights reform, and he’s always been a committed protector of the Second Amendment.

Prior to serving in the Texas House, Charlie took an active role in local and statewide water policy and planning, serving on the Texas Water Development Board and as Chairman of the Texas Resource Finance Authority for five years. He was also an elected member of the Tarrant Regional Water District Board of Directors for four years. From 1981 to 1990, Charlie was a Deputy to the United States Marshals Service.

Charlie is a trustee of Texas Christian University and Vice President of the Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show. He is president of the LGS Godley Ranch as well as Railhead Smokehouse, and is a principal and founding partner of the commercial real estate firm of Kelly, Geren, & Searcy.

Charlie is a proud grandparent who lives and ranches in the Fort Worth area.