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About Bennett

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

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• Bennett is a 53-year old Civil Engineer
* Fourth Generation Texan – Family helped found Coppell
• Graduate of University of Texas (B.S. Civil Engineering)
• Bennett’s wife, Beccy, is a former public school teacher
• Bennett & Beccy have been married 30 years with 3 grown children
• All children are graduates of local public schools
• 22 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
* The Ratliff Group has been listed as one of the top 100 firms in the nation in their field
• Bennett was named as 2013 Distinguished Engineer by the Texas Engineering Foundation of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers

Lifelong Conservative Republican and Community Leader

Texas Republican Leader

• Elected as Republican State Representative for the 83rd SessionFloor Debate 2 83rd
• Served 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
• Nominated in 2013 and 2014 for Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News
• Named an Honorary Life Member of the Texas PTA for Outstanding Service to the Children of Texas
• Named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” the highest award given to legislators by the Texas Association of Business
• Named a Legislative “Champion” by the Retired Teachers’ Association

Former School Board Member and Active Community Volunteer

Coppell Ed Foundation Grant Award 12-11 crop• 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 disabilities groups: Special Olympics, Challenger Baseball, and Ironman for Angels.
• Founding member of the Coppell Education Foundation
• Beccy served as Governor’s Appointee to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
• Beccy served as 2014 Chairperson of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce
• Beccy serves on the Board of Directors of Metrocrest Social Services and Bea’s Kids

Dedicated Republican and Conservative 

• Served District 115 as State RepresentativeFloor Debate 83rd
• Lifelong Republican; Three-time Republican State Convention Delegate
• Supporter of Republican Party activities & Local Republican Clubs
• Avid Outdoorsman, marathoner, and NRA Member (“A” rated)
• Named “Lone Star Conservative Leader” by the Texas Conservative Roundtable
• Named an “’A’ Rated Conservative” by the Texas Future Business Alliance
• 100% Rating by Texas Right to Life
• Bennett’s Father (Bill Ratliff) is former Republican Lt. Governor of Texas