+ − Contact Information
Phone: (512) 463-0646
Fax: (512) 463-0893
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
+ − Biography
Lyle Larson is a lifelong resident of the San Antonio area. Born and raised in northern Bexar County, he grew up helping his parents and four brothers and sisters on their family farm. A product of the North East Independent School District, Rep. Larson graduated from MacArthur High School. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University in 1981. Directly after graduation, Rep. Larson worked first for Nalco Chemical Company and subsequently for Johnson & Johnson, distributing surgical equipment. For the last 28 years, Rep. Larson has owned and operated a small business in San Antonio.
First elected in 1991, Rep. Larson served as San Antonio City Councilman, District 10 for 2 terms and as Bexar County Commissioner, Pct. 3 from 1997-2008. In 2010, Rep. Larson was elected State Representative for District 122, earning more votes than any other state representative candidate in Texas. During his freshman session, Rep. Larson was selected one of three "Rookies of the Year" by the Texas Tribune, out of 37 new members. Rep. Larson was reelected to a second term in 2012 with 100% of the vote.
Currently, Rep. Larson serves as the Vice-Chair Local and Consent Calendars Committee and as a member of the House Natural Resources Committee; the Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee; the Select Committee on Transparency in the State Agency Operations, and as the Chairman of the Texas Republican Representative Campaign Committee.
Rep. Larson is keenly interested in working to secure Texas' water future. Over the course of the last 3 years, he has traveled across the state to meet with individuals involved in water policy and planning. Since 2011, Rep. Larson has visited 49 groundwater conservation districts, 12 river authorities, all large public utilities, and several other municipalities and water districts.
During the 83rd Legislative Session, Rep. Larson worked along with his colleagues to pass a balanced budget that funds the core functions of state government. He assisted in the passage of legislation that helps secure our state's water future, reforms the state's education system, addresses Medicaid fraud, provides financial security for retired teachers, and provides tax relief for small businesses. A longtime advocate of ending diversions from dedicated revenue sources, specifically for roads and parks, Rep. Larson helped lead the effort to end budget gimmickry and increase transparency in the state's budget process. As a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Larson helped shepherd a package of legislation that will help drought-proof our state in the wake of the worst one-year drought in Texas history.
Rep. Larson was honored for his service in the 83rd Legislature with the following accolades:
A proven fiscal conservative, Rep. Larson has a long history of protecting taxpayers in Bexar County. While serving on the Commissioners Court, Rep. Larson led the effort to lower the tax rate 7 times during his 12 years in office, saving taxpayers over $150 million. In 2005, he led the Court to freeze property taxes for seniors and the disabled. The lone Republican on the Court, Rep. Larson voted against and refused to accept pay raises, saving taxpayers more than $300,000.
Rep. Larson previously served as Chairman of the San Antonio Military Transformation Task Force, the San Antonio - Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Alamo Area Council of Governments, and the Greater San Antonio Crime Commission. Larson was named Outstanding Young San Antonian by the San Antonio Jaycees in 1996.
Rep. Larson is an avid bass fisherman and quail hunter.