Civics Class- OPEN TO ALL AGES- Complimentary lunch
FEAST Civics Class
Attorney General Ken Paxton and St. Rep. John Lujan
Wednesday, May 18, 9:45am-Noon
Please join us on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, for a very informative and informal Civics class with Texas Attorney-General Ken Paxton and other guests. It is a tremendous honor to have this Godly and principled man with us. We know that you and your family will be blessed and Attorney-General Paxton will be encouraged by your presence at this meeting. After our guest speakers share, we will have a question and answer time that will provide you with a forum to discuss relevant issues. So come with your questions about government, civics or about the very important state office of Attorney – General. General Paxton will be on time!!
Our class will start with special music at 9:40 am.
Fellowship lunch for this very special meeting will be a salad “Pot Luck”. Each family is asked to bring a salad and dessert(if desired). Drinks will be provided. Email Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Texas’ 51st Attorney General, Ken Paxton, is known for his principled and uncompromising devotion to America’s founding values, and as a man who has demonstrated enormous political courage throughout his service to Texas.
The son of an Air Force veteran, General Paxton is a stalwart leader with an abiding passion and deep-seated respect for our U.S. Constitution.
In his first year in office, General Paxton hit the ground running, filing eight lawsuits against the federal government to protect Texas sovereignty on environmental issues, health care, religious freedom and immigration. The lawsuit he led for a 26-state coalition stopped President Obama’s illegal immigration plan in its tracks, winning in federal courts three times.
He also launched a new unit targeting human traffickers in Texas, fought for the rights of consumers against unscrupulous companies and institutions, and protected the privacy rights of Texans during the RadioShack bankruptcy hearings.
While serving in both chambers of the Texas Legislature, General Paxton worked to protect the 10th Amendment, defending Texas’ state sovereignty. He co-sponsored and defended Texas’ Voter ID bill, and has been a prominent voice in the defense of religious liberty and the protection of the unborn.
A defender of our free enterprise system, General Paxton has worked to make Texas a beacon of economic prosperity, opposing burdensome government regulations that harm Texas jobs and stunt economic growth.
Ken Paxton was born December 23, 1962, in Minot, North Dakota, while his father was stationed at Minot Air Force Base. He graduated from Baylor University, where he served as student body president, earning a B.A. in psychology in 1985 and an M.B.A. in 1986.
In 1991, he earned a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, founded by Thomas Jefferson. After law school, he joined the firm of Strasburger & Price, LLP, and later served as in-house counsel for J.C. Penney Company.
First elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002, General Paxton represented House District 70 for 10 years, one of the fastest-growing regions in the state. In 2012, he was elected to the Texas State Senate, representing Senate District 8 in Collin and Dallas counties.
He met his wife Angela, a guidance counselor at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, while they were students at Baylor. The Paxtons have four children: Tucker, Abby, Mattie, and Katie. They are members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.
State Representative John Lujan
State Representative John Lujan is proud to represent House District 118 consisting of South San Antonio, Somerset, Elmendorf, St. Hedwig, Selma, and Universal City in Bexar County. Rep. Lujan was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in a special election in January 2016.
Representative Lujan has actively served the District 118 community for over 30 years as a firefighter, small businessman, sports coach, Sunday school teacher, and volunteer. John credits his heart for service to his mother and father, a retired elementary school principal and a Baptist minister. Rep. Lujan will continue to carry and reflect these values of faith, family, and community service as he represents District 118 in the Texas House.
Representative Lujan retired from the San Antonio Fire Department in 2012 after 25 years of service. Since then, he has continued to be a leader at Y&L Consulting where he helped to grow the small IT business to over 400 employees. In addition to Y&L Consulting, Rep. Lujan founded Sistema Technologies, another IT company. Rep. Lujan is quick to share his passion for technology careers and the small business community, particularly with local students who will one day work in the IT field.
Representative Lujan and his wife Freda have been married for 31 years and are the proud parents of five amazing sons. Together, they are active members of Southside Baptist Church.
About Our Program
Our FREE Civics class meets each month at FEAST. The FEAST Civics Coordinator, Gale Sayers, spends many months handling arrangements with local and state politicians and government and civic leaders in preparation for our free Civics Classes. Please honor our guests by coming in business casual attire. No shorts. We ask that skirts or dresses be worn to knee length with no visible undergarments. No hats on male attendees.
Whole families are invited! There are no age limits and parents/grandparents do attend with the children. Students must have at least one parent/adult in attendance unless a special arrangement has been made. Attendance is open to all. Your faithful participation will ensure the success of these events,so please make it a priority on your family’s calendar to be physically present. No writing is required, but personal notes are strongly encouraged. No tests are given. Come out and enjoy a very interactive time with our guests.