Representative Leo Berman is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel who was elected in 1998 to represent HD-6.
He is currently a member of the Committee on Higher Education and the Committee on County Affairs. His voting record has given him several 100 percent conservative ratings from various groups including the Christian Coalition, the Texas Right to Life and the Young Conservatives of Texas.
Prior to his election, Berman served on the Arlington City Council. He is also a lifetime member of the Texas Association of Business and sits on a variety of community organization boards including; the East Texas Council of Boy Scouts of America, the Bethesda Health Clinic and the East Texas Meals on Wheels. He has a B.A. with honors in Political Science from Southern Methodist University.
Berman had a distinguished service career, accruing three Bronze Stars and nine Air Medals over 22 years. He is in the U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in Fort Sill, Okla and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Texas Veterans Coalition.
Berman and his wife have five children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandsons. They attend the Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler.
Representative Berman has been fighting this battle for quite some time. This is nothing new to him.
So far, Representative Berman has helped author at least eight bills aimed at illegal immigrants, including a measure that would create an 8 percent tax on the roughly $6 billion wired from Texas to Mexico, Central and South America. Berman is proposing that the money generated by the tax be earmarked toward border security and hospitals.
He's also filed a bill that would make English the official language of Texas and one that requires all illegal immigrants in Texas to move to "sanctuary cities," a term used for municipalities that do not target illegal immigrants.
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