Meet Lance

Lance & Alexa GoodenRepresentative Lance Gooden has proudly served the citizens of Henderson and Kaufman Counties in the Texas Legislature from 2011 to 2015, and from 2017 to present. During his time in office, Rep. Gooden has been widely recognized as one of the most effective leaders in the House for his ability to turn sound, conservative policy into law. During the 85th Legislative Session, he served on the House Committees on Insurance and on Public Education. Previously, he served on the House Committees on Appropriations, Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence, Licensing & Administrative Procedures and House Administration.

Rep. Gooden has deep roots in our district. He grew up in Terrell and graduated from Terrell High School. After earning two degrees from the University of Texas in Finance and Government, he went to work as an insurance broker for energy and energy-related companies, negotiating for them in the insurance marketplace and helping to protect them from lawsuits and other business risks. He currently works in business development and his wife, Alexa, is a real estate agent based in Terrell. They are proud to call Terrell home and worship at the Rockwall and Brin Church of Christ in Terrell. They were recently married in October of 2016 and are expecting their first child, a boy, in February.