Clint Powell, south Texas native and Mayor of Pleasanton, is the conservative Republican candidate for State Representative, District 80, being vacated by the retirement of Tracy O. King.
As a pro-family conservative, Clint is concerned with the woke culture sweeping the nation. As a small businessowner, he recognizes the size and scope of government must be limited to a simple list of core functions and responsibilities. Border security represents a public safety threat to all Texans and must remain a priority. Quality public education is key to continuing economic opportunities for future generations, but can only succeed when parents are active and empowered.
Powell is a U.S. Air Force veteran, decorated for his service in Desert Storm/Shield and current Texas State Guard officer. His lifelong dedication to service has extended to 13 years as Councilmember and Mayor of Pleasanton.
Growing up in Pleasanton, he was active in debate, student council, and FFA, serving as the elected Vice President. Clint went on to college at first Texas A&I, then Southwest Texas University where he earned his Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and later an MBA from UT San Antonio.
Active in his community, Clint has dedicated his time to Pleasanton Young Farmers, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Leadership Atascosa, Atascosa Economic Development Corporation, and Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Committee. For his work with the Chamber of Commerce, he has been named Young Citizen of the Year, Businessman of the Year, and Man of the Year.
Clint is a small business owner, rancher/farmer, restauranteur, commercial and charter pilot, and now flies for a small charter service providing emergency medical transport for organ donations and doctors specializing in organ transplant.
Clint has answered the call of military service in the Air Force and State Guard. He has answered the call of his community in elective office. Now, with the opportunity to serve in the Texas Legislature, he is responded to the call once again.
Clint married his high school classmate, Ami in 1997 and they have two children: Hayden (23) and Morgan (21).