+ − Contact Information
Phone: (512) 463-0528
Fax: (512) 463-7820
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
+ − Biography
William A. Callegari obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1963 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston in 1972. In 1974, Mr. Callegari founded AM-TEX Corporation, which provided management and privatization services to utility districts and municipalities throughout Texas. As President and CEO, he pioneered AM-TEX´s growth as a major force in the state and national water industry.
Subsequent to selling AM-TEX, he served as President of major national and international water companies. During his professional career Mr. Callegari founded the Texas Association of Water Board Directors and served on several professional and civic committees and boards relating to environmental control, water, and wastewater treatment. He has been a Licensed Professional Engineer for over 40 years and holds "Class A" certifications in water and wastewater management. He is one of the House of Representatives´ leading water experts.
Mr. Callegari is a member of both the LSU and the University of Houston College of Engineering Halls of Distinction as well as the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction and the LSU Alumni Center Wall of Honor. His legacy at LSU will be forever recognized thanks to the William A. Callegari Environmental Center named in his honor. In addition, Mr. Callegari was recently inducted as a Fellow in the Texas Engineering Foundation.
First elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000, Representative Callegari is in his 7th term representing the Katy and Cypress areas. For the 83rd Session, he was appointed by Speaker Joe Straus as the Chairman of the House Pensions Committee and as a senior member of the House Natural Resources Committee. Representative Callegari will also continue serving as the Chairman of the House Research Organization.
Among his successes, he authored measures to reform the business franchise tax, created the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology, implemented disaster preparedness requirements for water utilities, authored and passed the groundbreaking Landowner´s Bill of Rights Act, passed legislation eliminating obsolete state agencies, reformed the community college district annexation process, directed Sunset legislation affecting Texas´ affordable housing program, modernized civil contracting resulting in millions of dollars saved by Texas taxpayers, and amended the Texas Constitution allowing water districts to create parks and recreational facilities.
Bill and his wife Ann have been married for over 50 years. They have four children and eleven grandchildren.