Hear from Senator Kirk Watson (D-Austin) as he recaps the recent Texas legislative sessions and what they mean for Austin’s tech sector.
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About Sen. Watson: Kirk Watson is former mayor of Austin and has been described by Texas Monthly Biz magazine as “a man with a vision of what the community wants and the moxie to carry it out.”
Watson was elected to the Texas Senate in 2006, where he represents most of Travis County and all of Bastrop County. Among other recognitions, Texas Monthly magazine named him one of the state’s “10 Best Legislators” in 2009. Texas Monthly has recognized him repeatedly, naming him “Rookie of the Year” in his first session (2007) and giving him honorable mentions in both 2011 and 2013.
Senator Watson graduated from Baylor University and was first in his law school class at Baylor Law School. He is currently a partner with the law firm Husch Blackwell LLP. Senator Watson has been married to his wife, Liz, for 37 years, and they have two sons, Preston and Cooper.