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About Bennett

Committed to our Children, our Community, and our Conservative Values.

Hard Working Family Background

• Bennett is a 52-year old Civil Engineer
• Graduate of University of Texas (B.S. Civil Engineering)
• Bennett’s wife, Beccy, is a former public school teacher
• Bennett & Beccy have been married 29 years with 3 grown children
• All children are graduates of local public schools
• 20 year homeowner in Coppell
• Family attends Irving Bible Church

 

Small Business Owner

• Bennett & Beccy are Small Business Owners of a Local Civil Engineering Firm, Ratliff Group, LLC
• Bennett is a past recipient of the Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement

 

Lifelong Conservative Republican and Community Leader

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Texas Republican Leader

• Elected Republican State Representative in November 2012; Sworn into office in January 2013
• Currently serves on Texas House Appropriations and Public Education Committees
• Cited for outstanding Texas House Freshmen legislative leadership by Republican Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, Capitol Inside, and Texas Monthly Magazine
• Named one of the “Best of Dallas-Area’s Freshman Class in Texas House” by the Dallas Morning News

 

Former School Board Member and Active Community Volunteer

• Former 9-year member of the Coppell ISD School Board
• Former School Board Vice-President
• Active Sponsor of local High School Solar Car Team and Engineering Academy
• Active volunteer for youth disabilities groups: Special Olympics, Challenger Baseball, and Ironman for Angels.
• Beccy served as Governor’s Appointee to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
• Beccy currently serves as Chairperson of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce

 

Dedicated Republican and Conservative

• Current State Representative for District 115
• Lifelong Republican; Three-time Republican State Convention Delegate
• Supporter of Republican Party activities
• Avid Outdoorsman, marathoner, and NRA Member (“A” rated)
• Bennett’s Father (Bill Ratliff) is former Republican Lt. Governor of Texas